UK May Nix 'Happy Hour' to Curb Drink Deaths

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2008 6:55 PM CST
Party revellers enjoy the atmosphere as they congregate outside of a closed Liverpool St Tube Station during a Facebook cocktail party on the Circle Line on May 31, 2008 in central London, England.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Britain may make "happy hour" specials illegal and force companies to put cigarette-style health warnings on booze bottles, the Telegraph reports. With alcohol taking more lives and costing the nation up to $37 billion a year in health bills, the government is also planning a public awareness campaign. Officials will decide on the happy hour ban early next month.