Health plan attacked over alcohol

Called the Stratégie nationale de santé, it has four key targets

New health guidelines outlining 25 moves to reduce risks to health – covering the period from pre-conception to the end of life – have been criticised by doctors for not going far enough to reduce drinking.

Nine senior public health doctors said proposals against alcohol-related diseases were “cosmetic” and that the government was “under the influence of the alcohol lobby.”

Called the Stratégie nationale de santé, brings together health policies and social welfare fin­ance, into a single policy from parliament down to local level.

It has four key targets: health risks linked to pollutants and toxins, reducing exposure to infectious risks; tackling chronic diseases and their consequences, and adapting the health system to ...

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