Letter to the Editor

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Drinking Figures SIR: We are grateful to John Izzard (December 2009) for pointing out the statistical error in the Afterword of our book Under the Influence: A History of Alcohol in Australia. In our haste to update information we did not notice that the data had not been reported in ascending order in our source. The total reduction in the social costs of road accidents from a partial ban on alcohol advertising would indeed be $310 million, not billion, and the reduction from a full ban would $960 million, not billion. However, the reduction in the social costs of alcohol…

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