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Poll: Should we have a minimum price for alcohol?

GPs want the measure brought in as part of Budget 2014 to prevent people binge drinking. But would it work?

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DOCTORS SAY MINIMUM pricing for alcohol should be a priority in next week’s Budget as a way of preventing people from binge drinking.

If introduced, the measure would set a ‘floor’ beneath which drink products cannot be sold, stopping retailers from selling alcohol cheaply.

The Irish College of General Practitioners says it needs to be brought in because “the Irish people have had enough of the destructive force of alcohol in our society”.

What do you think?

Poll Results:

No, it's another 'nanny state' measure. The Government shouldn't get involved. (2526)
No, it wouldn't work. People will still find the money and drink just as much. (1623)
I don't know/care. (1396)
Yes, anything that might prevent people from drinking more is a good idea. (806)

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