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Higher prices can curb binge drinking, says NHS watchdog

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/02/2010

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Sam Lister

"A minimum price for alcohol, advertising bans and more rigorous screening for problem drinkers must be introduced to curb the nation's binge culture, the NHS treatment watchdog recommends today.

"Guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that a minimum price per unit is the most effective way of tackling excessive drinking and its impact on the NHS and society.

"NICE also advises a complete ban on alcohol advertising and calls for better screening for drink problems among the general population. Patients should be asked about their drinking habits when they register with a GP, and professionals such as police and community workers should raise the issue if it is contributing to behavioural or other problems."

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"Higher prices can curb binge drinking, says NHS watchdog", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 21/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/higher-prices-can-curb-binge-drinking-says-nhs-watchdog