Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the BBPA
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Alcohol consumption 'continues to fall'

Alcohol consumption in 2009 saw the sharpest year-on-year decline since 1948, figures from the British Beer and Pub Association suggest.

The BBPA said the data showed a 6% decline in 2009, the fourth annual decline in five years.

The association said UK drinkers were now consuming 13% less alcohol than in 2004, below the EU average.

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the BBPA told the BBC that responsible drinkers were paying the price for the minority binge drinkers.

  • 03 Sep 2010
  • From the section Health
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