English youths drinking less alcohol

Young people are drinking less or not starting to drink alcohol at all, a new study finds...
12 October 2018
Presented by Tamsin Bell
Production by Tamsin Bell.


We all know that drinking alcohol is bad for us but in the UK we still pay a huge £3.5 billion annually for the National Health Service (NHS)  to treat over 60 alcohol induced medical conditions including liver disease, pancreatitis, diabetes, heart disease and numerous forms of cancer.  Fortunately, it seems that the message to cut down on booze has trickled down to the younger generation as a recent study of 16 to 24 year olds shows that, over the past ten years, they are drinking less. Tamsin Bell spoke to UCL's Linda Ng Fat to find out why more teens are laying off the lash...


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