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  • Wine glass

    Last Christmas for heavily discounted alcohol

    22 December 2017

    Latest blog by Alison Douglas, AFS Chief Executive.

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  • High street

    Scotland's licensing system needs clearer direction

    13 December 2017

    New report shows action needed to ensure licensing works more effectively to protect people and communities from alcohol-related harm.

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  • Wine glass

    Minimum pricing blog

    20 November 2017

    Alison Douglas, AFS Chief Executive, talks about the long road to get minimum pricing implemented in Scotland.

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  • Supermarket drinks

    Minimum pricing gets green light

    15 November 2017

    Landmark victory for public health as UK Supreme Court rejects Scotch Whisky Association appeal.

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  • Wine glass

    Reflections on GAPC 2017

    07 November 2017

    Alcohol Focus Scotland's Laura Mahon reflects on the recent Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Young people school

    Alcohol brands and young people

    03 November 2017

    Cancer Research UK report explores views of 13-18 year olds on alcohol marketing and finds alcohol ads appeal to young people and influence their choices.

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  • Wine glass

    Time for honest conversations about alcohol

    27 October 2017

    Latest blog by Alison Douglas, AFS Chief Executive.

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  • Wine glass

    Q&A on alcohol marketing

    20 October 2017

    Prof Karine Gallopel-Morvan discusses the impact of alcohol marketing and what steps we can take to protect children.

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  • Playground

    UK children anxious about parents' drinking

    18 October 2017

    Report finds low-level parental drinking can leave children feeling worried, embarrassed and facing more arguments.

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  • Cans of beer

    Quarter of Scots drink above guidelines

    06 October 2017

    Scottish Health Survey 2016 reveals latest drinking habits and trends.

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