Alcohol policy is half-cut

Alcohol policy is half-cut

We’re drinking far less of our own accord, so why is the government handing more money to the supermarkets and off-licences in the name of sobering us up?

Last week it emerged, to the bafflement of some, that one of the country’s busiest hospitals has seen a 30 per cent drop in alcohol-related admissions to its intensive care unit.

The two doctors who carried out the study admitted that this represented a “significant reduction” in admissions over five years from 2008 to 2013.

While the reason for the fall was “unclear”, the report said it could “possibly be linked” to decreased alcohol consumption. It also...

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