Submission on Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

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Submission on Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Alcohol consumption in Ireland remains at very high levels in comparison to other European countries

The RCPI’s Policy Group on Alcohol fully supports the approach set out in the Department of Health 2012 Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy (NSMS)and it is our view that implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, the first of its kind, will set a strong precedent for further changes that will positively impact the health and well-being of the nation for many years to come. This document outlines a number of additional recommendations the RCPI Policy Group on Alcohol would like to see included in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

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Siobhán Creaton

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