Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Young Drunks

CHILDREN as young as seven are being admitted to hospital in the Capital suffering from alcohol poisoning

Experts today blamed sweet tasting, cheap drinks on the growing trend for alcohol abuse among youngsters.

Calls were also made for legislation to regulate alcohol advertising which deliberately targets young drinkers.

Writing in the Evening News today, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary's acting accident and emergency consultant Paul Leonard said his department had treated 40 children in one month who were under the influence of alcohol.

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