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Helen Salisbury: Alcohol excess—time for new measures?

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2246 (Published 21 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2246

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England must not be left behind in dealing with the scourge of cheap alcohol

  1. Helen Salisbury, GP
  1. Oxford
  1. helen.salisbury{at}phc.ox.ac.uk
    Follow Helen on Twitter: @HelenRSalisbury

In a recent issue of The BMJ I was struck by two articles on the same theme12: when industries make money from selling products that cause harm, can we expect them to contribute meaningfully to improving public health? One covered the World Health Organization’s recent instruction to its staff not to engage with the alcohol industry when developing public health policy and to warn governments against such collaboration.

Alcohol is the UK’s leading cause of death among people age 15-49 and is a factor in more than …

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