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Editorial – July 2015

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

In this issue, a new IAS report finds that the majority of Brits are harmed by other people's drinking, shedding light on a neglected area of alcohol harm. Other articles include: International study results show that up to 80% of expectant mothers admit to drinking alcohol while pregnant; The Advertising Standards Authority bans prominent Smirnoff advert from TV; and the Welsh Government begins its consultation looking into introducing a 50 pence minimum unit price for alcohol.

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.