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FPH welcomes Health Select Committee report on Alcohol

The House of Commons Health Select Committee today published their first report of 2010 on Alcohol. The Committee calls for the introduction of minimum pricing, a rise in the duty on spirits and industrial white cider, tighter and totally independent regulation of alcohol promotion, vastly improved alcohol treatment services, better early detection and intervention, a mandatory labelling scheme for alcoholic drinks, and much better use of expert advice.

FPH President Alan Maryon-Davis commented "These are important and timely recommendations. Excessive drinking is massively damaging the nation’s health. We simply cannot afford to pussyfoot around with ineffectual voluntary approaches any longer. Mandatory regulations are needed to control price, availability and marketing. It's time for the Government to get tough on the misuse, and mis-selling, of alcohol."

Written: 08/01/2010 , last modified: 07/06/2010