The high cost of cheap alcohol

“The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is urging the leaders of all parties to commit to protecting minimum unit alcohol pricing in the next term of the NT Parliament. 

RACP Northern Territory spokesperson, Dr Richard Budd said “This policy is the first of its kind and has been one of the most successful health measures undertaken by the current Government, and we are urging all parties to publicly commit to retaining this regulation in the next term of Parliament.

“Minimum unit alcohol pricing has made a significant impact in reducing the amount of alcohol related harms in the Northern Territory – but we can’t be complacent.

“We must continue to reduce the alcohol disease burden within the Northern Territory community by keeping these pricing measures in place.

“Evidence shows that reducing the availability of cheap alcohol through a minimum unit price decreases the harm associated with alcohol use.”

Read further from The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Australia, August 2020)

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