Iceland: Mounting opposition to new alcohol rulesMarch 25, 2015
The Icelandic Association of Doctors is strongly opposed to the parliamentary bill calling for the authorisation of alcohol in retail outlets. According to the Association, all relevant research shows that easier access to alcohol leads to greater alcohol consumption and related problems, reports Mbl.is
“There are no sensible arguments for changing how alcohol is currently sold, i.e. in dedicated alcohol outlets. The ownership of such outlets is an issue to be specifically looked into, but changing ownership need not entail also authorising the sale of alcohol in food stores,” reads the official response of the Icelandic Association of Doctors to the controversial alcohol bill.
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