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Editorial – June 2015

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

In this issue, dispute breaks out over the direction of EU alcohol policy, as more than 20 NGOs resign from the Alcohol & Health Forum after Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis drops plans to renew the EU Alcohol Strategy; and French politicians vote to weaken the internationally acclaimed Loi Evin. Other articles include: Police Federation calls for a lower drink-drive limit in England to match their Scottish counterparts; FARE unveils alcohol plan to tackle domestic violence in Australia; and Balance North East launches a campaign highlighting the relationship between alcohol and 7 types of cancer.

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