Discharge rates for alcoholic liver disease increased by 247 per cent for 15-34 year-olds between 1995 and 2007.
The Junior Minister who tried to do something about this was frozen out by her boss the Minister for Health, according to herself.
Walls of naggins are all around us as we shop. Alcohol for sale at petrol stations, corner shops, supermarkets, ice-cream vans. OK that last one maybe not, yet.
Drink up boys and girls. The Government of Ireland expects every one of you to do your (excise) duty. They need the money more than you need a liver.
Study finds ‘shocking’ level of alcohol-related harmMembers of the Royal College of Physicians alcohol policy group said they are particularly alarmed at a dramatic rise in chronic drink-related conditions among younger people.
Discharge rates for alcoholic liver disease increased by 247 per cent for 15-34 year-olds, and by 224 per cent for 35-49 year-olds, between 1995 and 2007, they point out.
As a response the group wants the Government to introduce measures proposed by an advisory committee over a year ago. The implementation of these proposals has been delayed by disagreements between ministers over the recommendation to restrict the sponsorship of sports and cultural events by alcohol companies.
In its policy statement, the RCPI group says alcohol sponsorship in sport should no longer be the norm. “Alcohol is a drug, and can no longer be perceived as a normal component of sporting activity. Alcohol sponsorship of sports events and organisations should be phased out.”
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