With one of the world’s largest problems dealing with alcohol, the UK is struggling to assertively introduce sensible, researched regulations to mitigate against the omnipresent marketing success of Big Liquor.
See this Guardian Link here: Can we afford not to have minimum pricing for alcohol?
Other articles at the Guardian here: Alcohol pricing: a battleground between heath groups and drinks industry
The UK appear to be choking on an inability to confront the mega corporations dominating their communities. There seems to be a reluctance to take on one of the key tactics with this amazingly powerful lobby. This is to call them to account for what they are, what they have done, and what they continue to do.
UK A&E Departments and Ambulance paramedics should be clamoring for random pedestrian breath testing and a pedestrian 08 law.
This is a behaviour changing policy model that works. Comprehensively works.