The AHA said that while minimum unit pricing would help protect future generations it was not a "silver bullet".
There should be a 40p minimum alcohol unit price in England and Wales to stop binge-drinking on cheap drinks, the Government's alcohol strategy suggests.
Scotland has already agreed a 50p per unit rate, due to take effect next April, but subject to a legal challenge by the scheme's opponents.
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