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Why Gen Z are giving up booze

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Younger people are turning away from alcohol, with Gen Z most likely to be teetotal – including Spider-Man actor Tom Holland. Millennials, too, are drinking less than their parents. What's prompted this generational shift in drinking habits? 

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Guest: 

  • Helen Rumbelow, Features Writer, The Times. 
  • Professor John Holmes, Director of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group. 

Host: Jane Mulkerrins, Associate Editor, The Times magazine. 

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