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Letters Minimum alcohol price

Good supporting evidence exists

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4701
  1. Ross O Elledge, foundation year 1 doctor1
  1. 1Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester WR5 1DD
  1. rosselledge{at}

    The Scottish government has been unable to reach consensus on minimum pricing for alcohol,1 despite a recent UK Health Select Committee report highlighting that the drinks industry relies on hazardous drinking for around half of sales. This calls into question the assertion that increased taxation on alcohol would penalise …

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