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Minimum Alcohol Pricing is NOT the solution to alcohol related problems

Submitted on Wednesday 28th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Minimum Alcohol Pricing is NOT the solution to alcohol related problems

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Mr Cameron has proposed a minimum price for alcohol. This policy has been tried in the Nordic countries to extreme, and while it deters the majority from drinking excessive quantities, there are still as many problem drinkers - binge drinkers and alcoholics, whose financial plight is made worse.

This measure will penalise the sensible, but not solve the root problems of health problems caused by EXCESS alcohol, bad social behaviour, and alcohol-related accidents/injuries.

The solutions to the problem lie elsewhere: education, licensing hours and regulations, policing and restoration of (indeed an increase of!) the budget for the alcohol/drug dependence services.

(This petition is therefore not limited in scope to the Department of Health, but also covers Education and Home Office)

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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