unit of alcohol

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unit of alcohol

A measure of alcohol equal to 8 g of pure ethanol, which is roughly a half-pint of beer, a glass of table wine, sherry or port, or one measure (shot) of spirits.

Calculation of Units of Alcohol
Volume of beverage 
X  % alcohol in beverage 
X  0.79 (specific gravity of alcohol)
               = grams of alcohol
divided by 8
              = Unit of alcohol
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* The report's author is calling on the Welsh Government to lobby Westminster to put in place a minimum alcohol unit price of 50p
More than half - 51 per cent - of alcohol available in the off-trade costs less than 40p per alcohol unit, while 16 per cent is sold for less than 30p.
Guidance developer and health economist Professor Anne Ludbrook stated: 'NICE's recommendation to introduce a minimum price per alcohol unit is a very targeted measure, as it is most likely to affect heavy drinkers who typically purchase "cheaper" alcohol products.'
Standard text charges apply when sending a text to the new mobile phone alcohol unit calculator.
``The introduction of `sensible drinking' messages on bottles and cans alongside alcohol unit information will help individuals to make better informed decisions about their alcohol consumption.
I DO not accept Cllr Julia Rostrom's argument that a 50p minimum unit price on the sale of alcohol is the panacea to alcohol-related self harm and late night anti-social behaviour (Minimum Alcohol Unit Price Could Help Tackle Problems, News, 21.07.10).
STAFF from Wolverhampton's Health and Community Care Information Service will tonight issue alcohol unit guides to city centre revellers to encourage sensible drinking with the introduction of new licensing laws.
The drinks industry funded the launch of www.drinkaware.co.uk, which features an alcohol unit calculator using real brands and serving sizes so users can pinpoint the true number of units they drink per week.
I BELIEVE Mr Mosley (Price Right Now, 17.06.10) has a good argument against the proposal by the Mayor of Middlesbrough suggesting a price increase per alcohol unit. There is, or rather could have been a good solution to the alcohol abuse problem, if the former Government had not encouraged all hours drinking at clubs and pubs and allowed supermarkets to sell large quantities of spirits and ales at loss leading prices - that would have been to have followed the original Swedish idea of one outlet only (Systemet) to be allowed to sell drink.
Students in Cardiff can keep on top of how many alcohol units they drink on a night out through a new mobile phone alcohol unit calculator.

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