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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I think point 2.19 ~ "The review found that price significantly influences young people and those drinking at heavier
levels – but it has less of an impact on moderate and occasional drinkers" ~ is well made, even if it isn't the first time this has been said, because it succinctly rebutts the assetion made in every response to every article on alcohol policy that has ever been discussed on the internet: that using price to limit harm penalises sensible drinkers without touching "alcoholics" who will carry on regardless. The industry opposes price increases for the same reason they oppose increased avialability of treatment services: they take away their best customers.

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