CAMRA launches petition rejecting doctors' alcohol plans

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a petition urging people to reject proposals by doctors to increase alcohol taxes. Earlier this month...

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a petition urging people to reject proposals by doctors to increase alcohol taxes.

Earlier this month the British Medical Association (BMA) launched a stinging attack on the industry and called for a range of hard-hitting measures.

As well as raising taxes the BMA wants to ban all alcohol marketing and promotion and restrict pub opening times.

Its report, Under the Influence, ​also backed government plans to end happy hours promotions.

But CAMRA is urging people to fight back by sign a petition on the Downing Street website.

The petition states: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to reject proposals from the British Medical Association to vastly increase taxes on alcohol and restrict pub opening hours; and to protect the interests of the responsible, sensible majority of moderate drinkers."

Evidence used by the BMA for its report was attacked this week as "a joke" by academic Dr John Luik.

Add your name to the petition at petitions.number10.gov.uk/support-the-pub/

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