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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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  • Parliament Chamber

    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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    SWA will appeal to UK Supreme Court

    18 November 2016

    AFS criticises Scotch Whisky Association for further delaying life-saving minimum pricing policy.

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  • Supermarket drinks

    Half of alcohol being sold under 50p per unit

    14 November 2016

    More than two thirds of spirits fall below the threshold.

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  • Open cans of beer

    SWA urged to respect minimum pricing decision

    28 October 2016

    Public health and charity leaders sign open letter.

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  • Chat with tea

    Alcohol and mental health are closely linked

    28 October 2016

    Drinking too much can be both a cause and symptom of mental health problems.

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  • Cheap beer

    Minimum pricing can be implemented in Scotland

    21 October 2016

    Great news for Scotland's health - Court of Session rejects Scotch Whisky Association's appeal.

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  • Supermarket offers

    Alcohol sold at pocket money prices

    06 October 2016

    Cost of a cinema ticket buys 7.5 litres of strong white cider.

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  • Blue sky road ahead

    Scotland has so much to gain from reducing how much we drink

    15 September 2016

    Dr Mac Armstrong reflects on his time as Chair of Alcohol Focus Scotland.

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    AFS welcomes revised alcohol consumption guidelines

    25 August 2016

    Chief Medical Officers recommend not drinking more than 14 units per week to keep health risks to low level.

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