Monday 18 October 2010

Alcohol 'cheaper than chocolate'

There were more dubious 'facts' reported by the anti-alcohol lobby today. It was claimed by the Core Cities Health Improvement Collaborative that a 'plague' of illness has been caused by youngster getting drunk on booze costing half the price of a bar of chocolate

When you look at it a bit closer the figures don't add up of course, as further in the article the claim changes to become women [who have lower recommended alcohol limits than men] can drink more than their recommended daily allowance for 30p. As the recommended allowance for women is the ridiculously low two to three units per day (equivalent to a pint to a pint and a half of standard beer) it's still not that much. And you'd have to be prepared to drink the cheapest white cider you can find to do it. But that doesn't really make a sensationalist headline does it? 

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