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24th August 2018

BBPA responds to recent Lancet alcohol study

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Commenting on the study, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said:

“Whilst many choices in life carry potential risks and benefits, there are many scientific studies that support the view that moderate alcohol consumption can form part of a healthy lifestyle.

“UK brewers have a long-standing record of promoting responsible drinking and enabling consumers to make informed decisions. We believe that for adults of legal drinking age who choose to drink, moderate alcohol consumption can be part of a well-balanced lifestyle and beer, which is typically the lowest strength form of alcohol, is a great way to enjoy responsible drinking and support your local pub. As ever, those with questions about their own alcohol consumption are encouraged to consult a health professional.”


For further information, please contact:

David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 405 815

Adam Beazley, Communications & Campaigns Officer: 020 7627 9155 / 07507 836 708

Notes to editors:

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.