By Dr Khalifa Boukadida FRCP, specialty doctor in orthogeriatric medicine at Southend University Hospital, RCP SAS Deputy Lead and RCP Membership Support and Global Engagement Board SAS representative.
Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol comes into force today across Wales. It is designed to reduce the availability of very cheap, strong alcohol. Those in most need of help for alcohol problems are more likely to buy this very cheap alcohol and MUP aims to reduce the harm to this group.
RCP president Professor Dame Jane Dacre has called for a change in society’s perception of alcohol consumption to 'ensure public education reflects the risks' following a major study of the global burden of alcohol concluded that there was no healthy level of alcohol consumption.