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Study supports plans for minimum alcohol pricing

An independent panel has published a report today supporting the Welsh Government's proposal to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Your Views: A minimum price for alcohol in Wales?

The price of a drink could go up in Wales if the Welsh Government takes the advice of experts and put a minimum of 50p a unit on a drink.

Experts say alcohol in Wales should cost at least 50p a unit. Credit: PA

Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol have been backed by a panel advising ministers on substance misuse.

Experts said the measure would protect vulnerable people, boost public health and improve community life. It could become law in 2015.

We'd like to know what your opinions are. Would you be happy to pay more for the cheapest alcohol and what effect to you think it will have on Wales?

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