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DH consultation on drinking culture

23rd July 2008

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on the UK's drinking culture which could result in tougher measures for the alcohol industry.

They have released figures which estimate that alcohol costs society at £17.7 billion to £25.1 billion per year, and costs the health service £2.7 billion. Public Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo, said: "Around a quarter of the population drink to a harmful level. These people could be drinking themselves into an early grave - we need the drinks industry to give them the help and information needed to drink at a safer level."


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