Posts Tagged ‘minimum pricing’

Alcohol Awareness week

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Statistics released this week by Alcohol Concern to highlight Alcohol Awareness Week make for uncomfortable reading. Read them here. For me, the most shocking of Alcohol Concern’s figures are those that demonstrate the effect of alcohol on children. More than 100 children, including children as young as five, contact ChildLine every week with worries about [...]

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Putting an end to "all you can drink offers"

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

New UK Government proposals mean that the all you can drink promotions could be banned in England and Wales. We welcome the crackdown on such promotions which can lead to excessive drinking. The health consequences of binge drinking or regularly drinking over and above the recommended daily limits are serious and severe. The number of [...]

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More warnings over health risks linked to alcohol

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Health warnings in the news again concerning alcohol, but this is one that is perhaps not so well known. How many of us actually realised that drink could be linked to oral cancers? Cigarettes – definitely. But alcohol? It’s usually liver disease that is seen as being the number one health problem associated with alcohol, [...]

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ARM – day four – rounding off with occupational health, tobacco and alcohol debates

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

To kick off the last session of the BMA’s 2009 ARM conference, members looked at the topic of occupational health, something which has been a pertinent issue at BMA Cymru Wales recently. We’ve been seeking assurances that the future of the Primary Care Support Service (PCSS), which is the ONLY occupational health service for doctors [...]

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How much worse does binge drinking have to get before our politicians take action?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This article in the Wales on Sunday makes for disappointing reading for the BMA and its members, who deal on daily basis, with the very real consequences of alcohol misuse. The fact that many Assembly Members don’t think that raising the cost of drink won’t in any way help prevent binge-drinking, is quite staggering. I [...]

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