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9th December 2022

Portman Group response to the ONS report on alcohol-specific deaths for 2021

In response to the release of the alcohol-specific deaths in the UK ONS report for 2021, Matt Lambert, CEO of the Portman Group – the alcohol social responsibility body and marketing regulator said:

“Today’s figures show an increase in alcohol-specific deaths on top of last year’s increase, every death is a tragedy for the people concerned and their family and friends. The longer-term impact of pandemic drinking for a small group of drinkers continues and there is increasing evidence that targeted, health focused action is needed for those drinking at the highest harm level.”

Press release from Portman Group.

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