Study: Minimum Alcohol Pricing Would Save Almost 900 Lives Every Year

CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an estimated 88,000 deaths are attributed to excessive alcohol use per year in the United States.

“Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death,” researchers also noted on the CDC website.

One solution may have been found through new research – a recent study suggests that instituting minimum pricing for alcohol would save approximately 860 lives each year.

The UK Guardian is reporting that a team at Sheffield University, in South Yorkshire, England, discovered that 29,900 fewer hospital visits would also occur if such a policy were adopted.

Researchers came to their conclusion by putting together a new model that rates how effective such a law would be on those who imbibe the most…

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