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21 November 2012
Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians, welcomed the Chief Medical Officer’s focus on the damage that alcohol misuse is causing:
‘We echo the CMO’s concerns, which could not come at a better time as we await the government’s decision on the most appropriate level for a minimum price for alcohol. These figures underline the urgent need for a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol, which would hit younger drinkers and heavy drinkers, while not greatly affecting moderate drinkers.’
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