Minimum unit price for alcohol will save lives
Responsible department: Home Office
We urge the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) and show the courage to tackle the devastation to families caused by alcoholism and the billions spent by the NHS every year treating disease caused by alcohol misuse.
Recent major health reports show that Britain faces an enormous burden from alcohol. With death rates from liver disease rising by 65% over the past 20 years, the Government cannot afford to do nothing.
The Government made a clear commitment to introduce a MUP for alcohol in its alcohol strategy published in March 2012. We urge the Government not to backtrack, and to put health and lives first by introducing MUP.
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