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The over consumption of alcohol is an established risk factor for chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, many cancers and liver disease. Price and availability of alcohol have made it easier than ever for people to drink more for less.
UK Health Forum & AlcoholHealthLink's Local Alcohol Policy: Literature Update (2015)
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 F.P. Martineau et al. 2013. "Responsibility without legal authority? Tackling alcohol-related health harms through licensing and planning policy in local government." Journal of Public Health.