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DoH launches campaign to raise awareness of alcohol damage

29th January 2010

The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the damage that excessive amounts of alcohol can inflict on a person’s physical wellbeing.

Several major charities, including Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Stroke Association, have lent their support to the new initiative, which will cost the government a total of £6 million.

It will offer insight on the effects that excessive drinking can have on organs and is set to be launched by the public health minister Gillian Merron.

“Many of us enjoy a drink – drinking sensibly isn’t a problem. But, if you’re regularly drinking more than the NHS-recommended limits, you’re more likely to get cancer, have a stroke or have a heart attack,” Ms Merron stated.

Earlier this month, professor Ian Gilmore, head of the Royal College of Physicians, called for more to be done to curb alcoholism in the UK.

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