The Office for National Statistics has published data which shows a rise in the number of men dying from alcohol-related illnesses.
Public Health Minister Anne Milton said:
“The ONS has highlighted the rise in the total number of men dying from alcohol-related causes in the last year.
“We will set out a new approach to tackling alcohol harm shortly in our alcohol strategy for England. As part of that, we will be giving local councils the power and the budget to help them tackle the huge variations we see in levels of harm in different regions of England.
“Before that, next month, we are launching new Change4Life adverts which, for the first time, will help people realise the damage drinking too much can do to our health.”