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Editorial – April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. 

In this issue, pressure mounts on the European Commission to enact a new Alcohol Strategy, as the Committee for Public Health comes out in favour of a renewal; Diageo and the Brewers of Europe agree to product labelling in principle; damning reports criticise industry monitoring of Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges; and the World Cancer Research Fund finds three alcoholic drinks a day is a "convincing cause of liver cancer". Other articles include: Met chief calls for fewer pubs; Drinkaware education scheme has no impact on underage drinking habits; NICE releases new alcohol 'quality standard'; and report finds binge drinking costs each Brit £77 a day.

Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.