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Ian Gilmore quits as government alcohol adviser in opposition to industry deal

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 11 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3882
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A senior adviser to the UK government on alcohol policy has quit after voicing concern at Public Health England’s relations with the industry.

Ian Gilmore has stepped down from his role advising PHE after the agency entered into a partnership with the drinks industry that he argued would undermine efforts to protect public health.1

In a letter to the Times Gilmore and John Britton, who advises PHE on tobacco policy, criticised the agency’s decision to partner with Drinkaware, an alcohol education charity that receives funding from the industry, for a …

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