Sunday, 1 June 2008

Binge-drink Britain

Doctors claim Government's lost control of binge-drink Britain

The British Medical Association said the booze epidemic was causing a health nightmare and called for sweeping new measures.
It blamed cut-price alcohol for intensifying the misery and demanded an end to cheap supermarket deals.
It also said taxes on alcohol should rise and the drink-drive limit cut.
The calls come in the wake of the Mirror's Can It! Stop Kids Boozing campaign.
Dr Vivienne Nathanson, the BMA's head of science and ethics, said: "We see first-hand how alcohol destroys lives. It causes family breakdowns, is a major factor in domestic violence, ruins job prospects, is often related to crime and disorderly behaviour and it kills.

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