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Drinking to excess in Scotland can cost as little as 63p a day

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3976 (Published 22 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3976
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Men in Scotland can spend as little as £4.40 (€5.21; $6.75) a week to buy enough alcohol to drink in excess of recommended limits, new research has discovered. For women, the cost is even less at £3.

    More than half of all alcohol sold in supermarkets and off licences costs less than 40p a unit, adding to concern that cheap alcohol is damaging health by fuelling an epidemic of overconsumption.

    NHS Health Scotland has also found that people in Scotland buy 24% more alcohol per year than those in …

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