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45 pence per Unit of Alcohol ?

While Labour and the Tories launch an NHS bidding war to hog the health news headlines, the papers do find room for other health-related stories.

The latest weapon available to anti-booze campaigners is a study that concludes that minimum alcohol pricing would be 50 times more effective at cutting harmful drinking than current government policy.

The Telegraph reports that researchers at the University of Sheffield found that a minimum price of 45 pence per unit of alcohol would lead to heavy drinkers downing 137 fewer units of alcohol per year.

The government’s policy of banning alcohol as a loss leader will reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers by a measly three units annually, they claimed

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