Australian Medicos Support British Plan to Raise Alcohol Prices

Australia map The Australian Medical Association (AMA) thinks the UK chief medical officer’s proposal to increase alcohol prices to curb binge drinking is a good idea.

In England, the debate to increase prices per unit of alcohol was sparked after the Scottish Government announced plans to regulate prices.

President of the AMA Dr Rosanna Capolingua says increasing prices means teenagers are unable to afford the drinks.

She says a similar scheme in Australia would benefit the health of the wider population.

Full story at ABC Rural

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