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  • Woman drinking wine

    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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    Scotland must do more to turn tide of alcohol harm

    12 April 2017

    Health campaigners publish recommendations for further action to curb Scotland's alcohol problem.

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    Concern as funding for alcohol services cut

    07 April 2017

    Scottish Government urged to review funding arrangements for vital substance misuse services.

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    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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    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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