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RCP comments on BMA report and Tesco

Professor Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance responds to reports in the media that Tesco are willing to discuss legislation that would limit its ability to sell cut-price alcohol, and the new BMA report on alcohol misuse:

"We welcome this change of stance from Tesco that they now accept the importance of price in alcohol consumption on health related harm. We have been calling for a rise in the price of alcohol, which we know from research is a key factor in reducing alcohol consumption.

We also welcome the report today from the BMA regarding alcohol misuse, the recommendations from which are in line with what the Alcohol Health Alliance has been campaigning for, and would welcome the BMA to join our 24 strong body".

Note to Editors: Professor Gilmore is now out of the country until Monday

Lucy Widenka
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Royal College of Physicians
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