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Reform alcohol tax to reduce harm

Reform alcohol tax to reduce harm

It’s possible to buy a week’s worth of alcohol for around the price of a cup of coffee.

At the same time, deaths from alcohol have reached record levels.

That’s because the way alcohol is taxed encourages the production of harmful products like white cider, which appeal to vulnerable groups including children and homeless people.

A good alcohol tax system can reduce alcohol harm and protect our health.

“I believe that if I hadn’t been able to access that cheap cider, I may have gone into treatment sooner and got myself well. Steven, expert by experience ...

It’s possible to buy a week’s worth of alcohol for around the price of a cup of coffee.

At the same time, deaths from alcohol have reached record levels.

That’s because the way alcohol is taxed encourages the production of harmful products like white cider, which appeal to vulnerable groups including children and homeless people.

A good alcohol tax system can reduce alcohol harm and protect our health.

“I believe that if I hadn’t been able to access that cheap cider, I may have gone into treatment sooner and got myself well. Steven, expert by experience

We need your help to tell the Government to start prioritising our health and help reduce alcohol harm.

The Government is currently deciding on a new alcohol tax system. This should make sure that stronger drinks pay proportionately more tax than weaker drinks. The Government also needs to ensure that taxes don’t become less effective over time.

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