“… The Labour Party will make a last-ditch attempt to introduce strict limits on the sale of sweetened alcoholic drinks – after the National-led Government backed down on its plan to ban high-strength alcopops.
MP Phil Goff has proposed changing alcohol laws to make it illegal to sell RTD (ready to drink) products with more than 5 per cent alcohol content or more than 1.5 standard drinks per bottle.
He said yesterday: “We’ve got a massive problem with teenage binge-drinking.
And this stuff is so sweet that it masks the alcohol taste and people drink it like soft drinks.
It’s marketed to look like soft drinks.”..”
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