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Editorial – February 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

In this month's issue, A grieving mother leads calls for an increase in duty on cheap, high-strength alcohol at a parliamentary event held ahead of the upcoming Spring Budget. Other articles include: New IAS report shows the industry case for lower alcohol taxes is overstated; and official data finds no progress in reducing both drink-drive and alcohol-related deaths overall.

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.