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Should there be a minimum unit price for alcohol? - Dr Henry Yeomans comments on Radio Aire

24 July 2017 | Katie Hempshall

Should there be a minimum unit price for alcohol? - Dr Henry Yeomans comments on Radio Aire

Dr Henry Yeomans has recently spoken on Radio Aire addressing whether a minimum unit price for alcohol should be introduced.

Campaigners in the UK are pushing for a unit of alcohol to cost at least 50p. Meanwhile, Scotland will be deciding this week whether a minimum unit price in Scotland is legal.

Henry has recently delivered his findings on alcohol pricing to the Home Office and commented “a minimum unit price itself as a policy has never been used anywhere in the world, so there are projections of the impact it would have upon consumption and on various forms of alcohol-related harm. There are question marks about exactly what the effect would be and whether it would be as drastically positive as the Alcohol Health Alliance suggest”.

Find out more about Henry’s research here

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