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Editorial – February 2016

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

In this issue, the Institute of Fiscal Studies urges the UK Government to use duty on spirits and strong ciders to reduce alcohol-related harm among the heaviest drinkers, and University of Sheffield experts' models see minimum unit pricing as a viable option too. Other articles include: Number of alcohol-related deaths creeps upwards, as the number of drink-drive deaths reaches a crossroads, and Dame Sally Davies defends the new alcohol unit guidelines.

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.