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  • Spirits bottles

    Concern over alcohol-related deaths

    21 August 2017

    Alcohol Focus Scotland and national partners write to Cabinet Secretary and Minister urging action.

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    We need to make it easier for people to drink less

    15 August 2017

    Every week, we are buying enough alcohol for every person in Scotland to substantially exceed the weekly drinking guideline.

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    Worrying rise in alcohol-related deaths

    02 August 2017

    10% rise in alcohol-related deaths between 2015 and 2016.

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    Minimum pricing will save lives

    24 July 2017

    Final appeal at the UK Supreme Court this week.

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    Pocket money prices for alcohol continue

    20 July 2017

    Price check reveals cheap, strong alcohol available for as little as 16p per unit.

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    Scotland's alcohol problem laid bare

    21 June 2017

    Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland are 54% higher than in England and Wales.

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    Cheap alcohol is costing Scotland dear

    16 June 2017

    Minimum unit pricing must be introduced as soon as possible.

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    One drink a day can increase breast cancer risk

    23 May 2017

    Evidence in new report by World Cancer Research Fund.

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    Poverty linked to increased harm from alcohol

    11 May 2017

    Study finds harmful impacts of alcohol are higher in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.

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    What next for reducing alcohol harm in Scotland?

    28 April 2017

    With the strategy 'refresh' due this summer, we look at what needs to be done to reduce alcohol harm in Scotland.

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