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UKHF comments on new OECD report – Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use

Commenting on a new report published today (Tuesday 12 May) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)–Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy - Paul Lincoln, CEO of the UK Health Forum said:

 “This report is an alarm call for UK policy makers. It shows that the UK has levels of alcohol consumption higher than the OECD average and that those who drink are drinking more and from an earlier age. Harmful drinking is associated with both acute and long-term health risks such as cancer and liver disease. It affects individuals, families and communities, and places a huge avoidable strain on the NHS and the economy."

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