Attitudes to alcohol


Sir, - The RTE Prime Time documentary highlighted the truly alarming rate at which the consumption of alcohol is growing in this country and in particular the unscrupulous methods being used by drinks companies to target the student population.

The public and political attitude towards the advertising, sale and use of alcohol is indeed in marked contrast to the relentless and almost hysterical campaigns being pursued by various groups, including the Government, to ensure the virtual annihilation of tobacco products.

Is it time to start asking more questions about the alcohol industry and its responsibilities in the area of public health? Yours, etc.,

M.F. O'Carroll, Corcullen, Galway.