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Alcohol and death: the New Zealand experience

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:904
  1. Andy M Wearn, clinical senior lecturer. (
  1. Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1, New Zealand

    EDITOR—As a simple measure of human nature, I suspect the initial impact of the paper by White et al on alcohol consumption and mortality will depend on the age of the reader1; as someone in the two unit a week group (by a whisker of course) I was drawn to read the article in more depth.

    Although it is clear what the paper adds, it is harder to decide how it affects what …

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