Letters Tackling alcohol misuse

Typical British malaise

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39513.714664.80 (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:573
  1. Peter J Mahaffey, consultant plastic surgeon
  1. 1Bedford Hospital, Bedford MK42 9DJ
  1. peter.mahaffey{at}bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

It is depressing that even when the BMJ recruits an opinion on the UK’s alcohol problems from outside the UK,1 the barren response is the same as for so many of our pressing national issues—ban it, exclude it, repair it, or tax it to the level of inaccessibility. Why are we ever more …

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