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Taxes on alcohol should be increased and advertising restrictions should be tightened, according to a new group of 24 leading health organisations. The Health Alcohol Alliance says 13 children are a… Read More
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
Taxes on alcohol should be increased and advertising restrictions should be tightened, according to a new group of 24 leading health organisations.
The Health Alcohol Alliance says 13 children are admitted to hospital every day as a result of Britain's growing alcohol misuse.

It wants TV adverts for alcohol banned before 9pm and stronger health warnings to be placed on promotional material.

Ministers said concerted action was planned to address alcohol problems.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7090864.stm LINK.

First they came for the smokers.... Now its the drinkers turn:giggle:
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I'm not going to say "there isn't a problem with underage drinking", but I don't see how raising the tax for everyone is going to help??

Is it really the young, single people living at home that will have to say "oh well, can't afford to drink any more"?
[mod]#2
I say ban drinking in public places...........like pubs. :giggle:
#3
I blame the parents:)
#4
just an excuse for another tax increase.
%10 on a 2.99 bottle of cidar equates to 30p think that will put teenagers off?
#5
Syzable
I say ban drinking in public places...........like pubs. :giggle:

Shall we sign up to the campaign? We can wander the streets getting names whilst legally smoking fags in the open air:giggle:
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Shengis
Shall we sign up to the campaign? We can wander the streets getting names whilst legally smoking fags in the open air:giggle:


Sorted..........i'll bring a box of 200 and a clipboard. Should see us through a few hours. :-D
#7
Not sure that will do much, i say ban it completely lol.
#8
Its about money nothing more, fuel and food have gone up so much that this has brought up the rate of inflation, can't wait to see what's next - sucks.
#9
Alfonse
Its about money nothing more, fuel and food have gone up so much that this has brought up the rate of inflation, can't wait to see what's next - sucks.



:w00t: They are going to tax sucks next omg :x
#10
that'll never stand up - most women are in denile about that anyway (well in my case :lol: )
#11
fireheaven
:w00t: They are going to tax sucks next omg :x


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