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Toby Perkins MP hears about the impact of alcohol on health

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Last week, Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield joined the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA)’s Parliamentary Event to celebrate the recent strides forward in alcohol policy and outline the many challenges that remain.

The ripples of harmful alcohol consumption pass from individuals, through families and communities, and impact our society as a whole. These effects are substantial and wide-reaching as alcohol contributes to the death of 65 people every day in England alone, is involved in 39% of all violent crime in England and Wales, and costs NHS England £3.5 billion every year.

Toby Perkins MP said:

“Alcohol can, in some circumstances, have a truly devastating effect on individuals and our communities. We need to support targeted, evidence-based programmes that allow us to reduce alcohol harm. This can make individuals, their families, their communities, and our country safer and healthier.”

“As chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs, I am aware of the role pubs can play in reducing alcohol harm. Pubs need to be right at the forefront of targeted harm reduction programs – as they are the safest place a person can drink”

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