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250,000 deaths from alcohol abuse 'unless Government acts'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/02/2011

Martin Beckford

"Deaths from liver disease have doubled in Britain in recent years while other countries such as France have seen profound falls thanks in part to strict rules on marketing drink, a strongly-worded article in The Lancet claims.

"Academics say that total deaths from the wider harms caused to society by alcohol could reach 250,000 in England and Wales by 2019 if current trends continue.

"They claim that brewers and bars rely on drinkers risking their health for their profits, and accuse ministers of being too close to the industry and failing to introduce tough enough restrictions.

"It comes after figures from the World Health Organisation showed that Britain has the 16th highest drinking levels worldwide."

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"250,000 deaths from alcohol abuse 'unless Government acts'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/250-000-deaths-from-alcohol-abuse-unless-government-acts-