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Tobacco industry 'evidence' on standardised packaging weak say researchers.

The deluge of evidence cited by global tobacco companies in response to a recent government consultation on standardised packaging for cigarettes was either 'low quality' or 'off-topic', according to new analysis published today. 


Minimum pricing for alcohol effectively targets high risk drinkers.

Minimum pricing for alcohol of 45p per unit would reduce deaths and hospital admissions among high risk drinkers who purchase large quantities of low cost alcohol, but would have negligible effects on low income moderate drinkers’ alcohol consumption and spending, according to a new modelling study from the University of Sheffield.