Benefits to public health
The NHS guidelines for lower-risk drinking is that men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units per day and women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units per day.
Providing unit information is unlikely to improve public health on its own, but it has an important role in supporting other interventions, such as personal advice provided by health professionals.
There is also the wider social context to consider. Alcohol is now responsible for an estimated 50 per cent of violent crime and more than a third takes place in and around pubs and clubs. Around 23,000 alcohol-related public disorder incidents occur in the UK every week.
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