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How can we tackle excessive drinking?

Who should be responsible for tackling excessive drinking – the government, advertisers, the individual?

Taxes on alcohol should be increased and advertising restrictions should be tightened, according to the Alcohol Health Alliance – a new group 24 leading health organisations।

It wants TV adverts for alcohol banned before 9pm and stronger health warnings to be placed on promotional material।

A separate report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, has brought out a report on the ethics of public health that identifies alcohol consumption in the UK as a particular area where the government could do more।

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