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Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?

There are calls in the UK to add a penny to price of each of unit of alcohol.

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A THINK TANK in the United Kingdom is calling for a so-called ‘treatment tax’ on all alcohol sales to fund rehab services for those addicted to alcohol or drugs.

By adding just a penny per unit of alcohol, the Centre for Social Justice believes it would raise £1.1 billion over five years, Sky News reports.

Current recommended alcohol consumption guidelines are 17 units per week for men and 11 for women.

We want to know what you think: Would you be willing to pay a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol?

Poll Results:

No (4204)
Yes (2086)
I don't know (208)

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Nicky Ryan

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