Minimum alcohol price: BBC News Review

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A minimum unit price for alcohol has come into force in Scotland.

The Scottish government believes it will reduce the harm caused by excessive drinking – leading to fewer hospital admissions and alcohol-related deaths.

Vocabulary
booze
alcoholic drink
• It was difficult to get up today. There was a lot of booze at last night’s party.
• Too much boozing can lead to serious health problems

calls time on
announces the end of an activity
• Neil’s called time on using the internet. He’s had enough of it.
• Environmentalists say we have to call time on fossil fuels.

day of reckoning
a time when you have to deal with a past mistake
• Catherine had a day of reckoning with her garden after the weeds started to take over.
• Some people say social media’s day of reckoning will happen soon.

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