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Alcohol consumption and deaths higher in Scotland than northern England

September 25th 2013

A recent report has shown that deaths by alcohol consumption are higher in Scotland than northern England.

Twenty Scots are still dying every week because of alcohol, despite a recent downward trend. The latest MESAS report shows higher deaths in central Scotland are consistent with more alcohol being sold. The most apparent difference between the regions was the substantially higher level of spirits sold in supermarkets and off-licences in Scotland


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