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UK Needs to toughen up on Alcohol Consumption – OECD

Tougher measures are needed to tackle high rates of alcohol consumption in the UK, international experts say.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development review of the 34 wealthiest countries found average annual consumption of pure alcohol was 10.6 litres per person – equal to 115 bottles of wine.

That represents a rise from under 10 litres in the early 1990s.

Researchers said the trend contrasted with falls in other nations.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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