A Public Health Disaster

I have mentioned my grandfather, Arthur Poole, in this blog more than once before. He was a plumber (“an artist in lead”), autodidact, raconteur and trade union activist who taught me to appreciate a pint of well-kept bitter.  He would be irritated and amused that I was co-author of this report presenting evidence for a minimum unit price for alcohol.

Now as a contribution to Alcohol Awareness Week, I have written a short piece for the BMA blog.

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You can read it in full here.