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#YourShout: Should Alcohol Become More Expensive?

Posted by Tom (Sub-Editor) from Cardiff - Published on 27/10/2015 at 17:00
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Drinking too much alcohol can cause illness and stop you from living a healthy life.

In 2013, there were 467 alcohol-related deaths in Wales and alcohol misuse is estimated to cost the NHS in Wales around £109m a year in hospital admissions.

The Welsh Government is trying to help people both understand and deal with the problems of alcohol misuse. One thing they could do is control the price of alcohol so that it's more expensive to buy.

Setting a MUP (Minimum Unit Price) would mean a unit of alcohol couldn't be sold below a certain price. The more units a drink has, the more it would cost.

This survey will tell the Welsh Government what you think of this idea. You can find out more here.

The closing date to complete the survey is 13 November 2015.

For information, advice, direction and personal stories about substance misuse in Cardiff and the Vale, including alcohol misuse, check out Red-Button

Here's a great article from Red-Button on 5 benefits of cutting alcohol.

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