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Alcohol 'to kill 90,000 people in next decade'

By Ian Quinn

Minimum prices for alcohol should be enforced, says a new report which claims drink will kill 90,000 people in the next 10 years.

Alcohol Concern called for the Government to consider higher duty on stronger drinks and charges of at least 50p per unit.

The report was backed by the British Liver Trust, which said that drink-related deaths had trebled in the past 25 years and a price clampdown was the only way to stem the tide.

Research by the University of the West of England, used by Alcohol Concern, found that there would be 90,800 deaths linked to drink by 2019 if current consumption continues.

The report follows calls from the BMA last month to ban alcohol advertising.

Excessive alcohol consumption could kill 90,000 people over the next decade, according to experts Excessive alcohol consumption could kill 90,000 people over the next decade, according to experts

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