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Could higher alcohol prices help?

13th June 2007

The charity Alcohol Concern has said that raising the price of alcohol could help decrease mortality related to drink.

Alcohol Concern has joined the Academy of Medical Sciences in its call for higher alcohol prices. It says that it would also like the drinks industry to “take the lead� regarding responsible pricing by eliminating enticements such as two-for-one promotions. Frank Soodeen from Alcohol Concern said that vulnerable groups, such as teenagers, would be most affected by a price rise.

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