December 1, 2008
Booze cheaper than water in British stores
Thirsty consumers seeking to wet their whistles can pay less for booze than bottled water at leading British supermarkets, research indicates.
The British government announced plans last week to tackle a binge drinking epidemic in the country by banning bars and shops from having
irresponsible price promotions. But the anti-substance abuse charity Addaction says its research shows that discounted store-brand alcohol can be had for as little as 35 cents per can, The Times of London reported Monday.
For instance, Addaction found hard cider sold by the three supermarkets cost 90 cents per liter, less than a bottle of Coca-Cola, The Times reported.