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UK Health Forum Response to Welsh Government Consultation on Draft Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill
Date14 December 2015
Year 2015
We strongly support the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol. The suggested level of 50p/unit for all alcohol sold in Wales would be in alignment with Scotland’s adoption of the policy. Canada has implemented MUP and has already seen an 8% reduction in consumption and a 9% reduction in hospital admissions attributable to alcohol. Wales needs comprehensive national policies which reflect the collective recommendations made in Health First: an evidence based alcohol strategy for the UK.  Public health and public safety need be  given priority in public policy making above the influence of the alcohol industry.  Read the full UKHF response via the link below.
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