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Letters Minimum alcohol pricing

Measuring the prevention of harm due to minimum alcohol pricing

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 12 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k130
  1. Woody Caan, editor, Journal of Public Mental Health
  1. Duxford, UK
  1. wcaan{at}

Several years ago, the all party parliamentary group on alcohol extensively debated a minimum price for alcohol, with valuable input from Scottish policy makers. It reached a clear consensus that this intervention was likely to reduce death and disease from sales of cheap alcohol in shops, at little cost to taxpayers and without …

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