About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cheap Alcohol Could Kill 90,000 Britons In The Next 10 Years, Warns Report

by Aruna on October 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM
Font : A-A+

Cheap Alcohol Could Kill 90,000 Britons In The Next 10 Years, Warns Report

Over 90,000 people will die over the next 10 years from drink unless cheap alcohol is banned, claims a report prepared by the charity Alcohol Concern.

According to Sky News, Alcohol Concern has issued this sobering warning after its latest research found drink-related deaths have trebled in Britain over the last 25 years from 3,054 in 1984 to 8,999 in 2008.

Advertisement

To combat the problem, it proposes banning cheap booze by forcing suppliers to charge at least 50p per unit.

Doing so would substantially reduce hospital admissions, crime and absence from work, the report claims.

Research by the University of the West of England used by Alcohol Concern found there would be 90,800 deaths linked to drink by 2019 if current consumption continues.
Advertisement

"The UK has been experiencing an epidemic of alcohol-related health and social problems that is remarkable by international standards," Sky News quoted the report's lead author, Professor Martin Plant, as saying.

The findings coincide with a new drive to reduce binge drinking in Greater Manchester, where the problem is particularly acute.

Councils in the area are actively considering a minimum price for booze sold in its pubs, clubs and supermarkets.

Police there have just begun a clampdown on licensees and bar staff who illegally serve people who are already drunk.

But although binge drinking is usually blamed on the younger generations, Alcohol Concern has revealed the steepest rise in alcohol-related deaths is among the 55 to 74-year-olds.

Source: ANI
ARU
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Liver Transplantation
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Alcoholic Liver Disease Alcoholism Cannabis Drug Abuse Alcohol and Driving Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts Pancreatitis Alcohol Addiction and Women Drug Detox PLAC Test for Cardiovascular Disease 

Most Popular on Medindia

Drug Side Effects Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Selfie Addiction Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator Drug Interaction Checker Sanatogen How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Post-Nasal Drip Drug - Food Interactions
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use