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  • Supermarket offers

    Budget: No change in alcohol duty

    08 March 2017

    Disappointing that alcohol duty is frozen again, although consultation on high strength cider duty announced.

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  • Children eyes

    Scottish Government urged to curb alcohol marketing

    28 February 2017

    Recommendations include removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport.

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  • Wine bottle

    Consumers have the right to know health risks

    27 February 2017

    Need to raise awareness of health risks associated with regularly drinking more than 14 units per week.

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  • Supermarket drinks

    Chancellor urged to tackle cheap, strong cider in Budget

    06 February 2017

    66% of the public back increased tax on cheap, high strength cider.

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  • My Family & Alcohol

    Online help for families affected by alcohol

    17 January 2017

    New website helps people explore how their drinking is affecting their family and access help if required.

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  • Playground

    Alcohol-free childhood is healthiest option

    04 January 2017

    Children in Scotland should play, learn and socialise in places that are healthy and safe, free from exposure to alcohol marketing and harm.

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  • Supermarket offers

    SWA granted leave to appeal minimum pricing

    21 December 2016

    Appeal means further delay to introduction of this life-saving measure.

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  • Drink drive campaign poster

    Drink drive warning

    09 December 2016

    Festive campaign reminds motorists the 'best approach is none’.

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  • Greens marketing pledge

    Scottish Greens call for action on alcohol marketing

    02 December 2016

    Support for our #alcoholfreekids campaign.

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    Scottish Government receives European alcohol award

    23 November 2016

    Recognised for policies including minimum unit pricing and lowering the drink-drive limit.

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