Letters Minimum unit price for alcohol

Fortify minimum alcohol prices with excise tax

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2723 (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2723
  1. Nick Wilson, associate professor1,
  2. Fiona Imlach Gunasekara, senior research fellow1
  1. 1University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
  1. nick.wilson{at}otago.ac.nz

Despite the planned minimum unit prices for alcohol,1 the value of raising alcohol excise tax should not be forgotten. Review work by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and studies from countries where it has been introduced, such as Canada, show that minimum …

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