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WSTA response to Rowntree report


8 December 2010

Responding to today’s report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation “Young people and alcohol: influences on how they drink”, Jeremy Beadles, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said:

“The issue at the heart of this report is the sad propensity of some young adults to drink to get drunk and that is why the industry is investing millions of pounds in a five year campaign to change attitudes to drinking.

“Far from changing attitudes minimum unit pricing would surely encourage young adult consumers to regard alcohol as a commodity rather than something to be enjoyed in moderation in a range of different social settings.”

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