Dec 21 2009
Wow, talk about a country that really doesn’t give a shit about alcoholism…
Supermarkets have been accused of encouraging binge drinking by continuing to sell alcohol more cheaply than bottled water.
Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburyâ€™s are among those selling beer at just over 5p per 100ml. This contrasts with a typical price of about 8p for 100ml of brand-name mineral water.
Campaigners claim such retailers are â€œirresponsibleâ€, using cheap alcohol to lure customers, while ignoring warnings from senior health figures that selling it at rock-bottom prices leads to more drinking.
Honestly I’m not sure what to make of this information.Â What I do know is that I enjoy these kinds of stories.Â It’s the equivalent to when you learn weird stuff like marijuana is worth more than gold.Â I always find these strange facts to be entertaining.
I guess the next time I travel to London I will be sure to stop by the local supermarket.
[Via Times Online]
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