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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

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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.

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