I particularly welcome the Committee's recognition of the insidious and pervasive health damage from chronic use - they have clearly listened to the voice of medical bodies to conclude that it's not just about young people binge-drinking but the chronic health harms that affect many people in the UK.
I am pleased to see the Committee's support for setting a minimum unit price for alcohol and agree that the price should be set at a level that is shown to be effective, and that a clear process is needed for monitoring and adjusting the price over time.
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