WSTA Logo

WSTA Comment on ONS alcohol consumption figures


Commenting on alcohol consumption figures for 2009 published today by the Office for National Statistics, WSTA Chief Executive Jeremy Beadles said:


"The fall in average weekly consumption amongst men and women continues the trend of declining consumption in recent years and the marked decrease in binge-drinking amongst men in the 16-24 age group is particularly welcome.

It suggests the message about the risks of excessive alcohol consumption is getting through and reinforces the need for targeted action to tackle those groups most at risk of alcohol misuse."

ENDS

WSTA

The WSTA is the UK lobbying organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 310 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.  We campaign to promote the industry's interests with governments at home and abroad.  We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.

For more information please contact Gavin Partington:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob: +44 (0) 7966 014058
Email:      [email protected]

Twitter @wstauk

Brits show we are increasingly becoming a nation of responsible drinkers as people are cutting down their weekly al… https://t.co/eEWhzdhQ9h


RT @optawine: 315 - the total number of on line UK distilleries. Read more here: https://t.co/KN28q9XJu9 @WSTA_Miles @wstauk


British Gin in boom and more English and Welsh whisky on the horizon. It’s an exciting time for the UK spirits indu… https://t.co/BphSYH9ee0

Connect with us