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Just how useful are licensing laws for improving public health?

Dr Niamh Fitzgerald

Dr Niamh Fitzgerald

Despite legal changes in Scotland, councils are struggling to use public health as an argument against new pubs and off-licences.

We need to reconsider the role of licensing in the context of other ways to achieve the same ends, suggests Dr Niamh Fitzgerald in this London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine blog post.

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