People with alcohol problem account for most liquor sale, study
A new study has revealed that the people with an alcohol related problem account for most sale of the sale for the alcohol industry.
The data showed that most of its sales from people,whose drinking is destroying or risking their health. The industry makes an estimated £23.7billion in sales in England alone and is now facing criticism from health experts who blame it for its irresponsible pricing and marketing.
The industry claimed that most people in the country are moderate drinkers however, the data showed that 60 per cent of the sale comes from those who are risking their health, or those categorised as harmful drinkers. The harmful drinkers are those who are casing potentially lethal damage to themselves.
Prof Nick Sheron of Southampton University, co-founder of the Alcohol Health Alliance of more than 40 concerned organisations and colleagues, said that the people who drink too much are the industry's best customers.
"We looked at data from the Health Survey for England and did some calculations on that and we found that in terms of the total alcohol consumed within that survey, 69% was consumed by hazardous and harmful drinkers together," he said.
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