EU's alcohol subsidies come under attack

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1488

The European Union should stop subsidising the production of alcohol and raise taxes to discourage drinking, says Eurocare, an alliance of 23 alcohol misuse agencies in the European Union. In a new report Eurocare argues that the economic burden of alcohol problems may cost Europe more than pounds sterling60bn a year when social and health costs are taken into account. It calls for taxes that make alcohol “pay its way.”

The report …

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