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WSTA response to Alcohol Health Alliance report


prpicwstaMiles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, which has launched the Why Should Responsible Drinkers Pay More? campaign against minimum unit pricing, said:

“Consumers have made it very clear: They are opposed to minimum unit pricing. They do not think it is fair that responsible drinkers should have to pay more because of the actions of a minority of irresponsible drinkers. Not everyone who looks for value in their shopping is a binge-drinker.

“We are absolutely committed to tackling problem drinking. Overall alcohol consumption has fallen by 13% since 2008 and drinking among young people in particular is also declining.

“Rather than looking at the same old restrictions on price, availability and marketing, the Government should look at locally-targeted solutions, better education and enforcement of existing measures that have been shown to work.”

For more information please contact Aileen Keyes:

Tel:         +44 (0) 20 7089 3881

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Email:     [email protected]


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