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11th May 2017

Comment from Alcohol Information Partnership on Lancet report on poverty and alcohol

Commenting on the report in The Lancet Public Health on 10 May, Dave Roberts, Director General of the Alcohol Information Partnership said

“We know from official government statistics that the vast majority of people consume alcohol within the Chief Medical Officers low risk guidelines.  The report shows that, while consuming the least amount of alcohol, the poorest may suffer disproportionate levels of harm.

“It is therefore important to understand how alcohol interacts with other issues associated with lower socio-economic status. This will enable a sophisticated response that targets particular communities rather than heavy handed intervention aimed at the whole population.”


For more information please call Dave Roberts on 07733323350

Dave Roberts

Director General

Alcohol Information Partnership

Tel: +447733323350