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Booze ban will save lives, so suck it up, suipers


Booze ban will save lives, so suck it up, suipers

Two studies paint grim picture of SA’s relationship with alcohol and its consequences for health-care system

Senior reporter

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a new ban on tipple raised the hackles of boozers across the country, but two studies have found that an enforced dry spell will save lives.

Sunday’s presidential declaration drew consternation among already beleaguered actors in the hospitality industry, who earlier moved to challenge previous restrictions in court.

But doctors on the front line, overwhelmed by a surge in Covid-19 patients and those who land in trauma units because of alcohol, have been thrown a lifeline...

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