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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 26 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1972

Admissions for alcohol related cancers rise in England: Hospital admissions for alcohol related cancers rose in England by 28% in eight years, from 29 400 in 2002-3 to 37 600 in 2010-11, says a report by the Alcohol Health Alliance UK.1 Each year 12 500 alcohol related cancers are diagnosed in the United Kingdom, such as those of the mouth, larynx, oesophagus, and around 3200 people die from them. The report gives more evidence of the need for strong government action, including a …

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