Georgina Tubb reports on increasing sales of illegal alcohol leading to hospital admissions and long-term health risks for students in Sheffield Hallam’s SHUlife:
Students in Sheffield are being warned not to buy vodka for less than £8 a bottle if they want to avoid dizziness, balance problems, or blindness, all of which are health effects associated with drinking illegal alcohol.
‘Students need to be very wary of anything below the £8.06 mark’, a trading standards officer told SHUlife, and one of Sheffield’s leading doctors said that‘low-priced spirits in particular should be a cause of concern’.
Dr. Subhashis Basu also told SHUlife that sales of illicit vodka in the city are leading to increasing numbers of people ending up in hospital.
‘In A&E, we are increasingly seeing people who may appear drunk for longer periods of time, or believe that they have had their drink spiked, when in fact it is more likely that they have been drinking poor quality, illicit alcohol’, Dr. Basu said.
Full article here.