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    Alcohol linked with stomach cancer

    22 April 2016

    World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) concludes drinking more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day increases risk of stomach cancer.

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    AFS calls for compulsory health warnings on alcoholic drinks

    04 April 2016

    Consumers have the right to know what's in their drink and the health risks associated with alcohol.

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    Are supermarkets 'responsible retailers' when it comes to alcohol?

    22 March 2016

    Three quarters of alcohol in Scotland now bought from off-sales, mainly supermarkets.

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    Scottish health charities call for excise duty rise to tackle cheap alcohol

    10 March 2016

    Raise alcohol taxes to improve health and save crucial public services.

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    Alcohol campaigners unite to call for stronger protection from alcohol advertising to children

    26 February 2016

    Current codes are failing to protect children.

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  • Pub And Police

    New resource for people concerned about alcohol in their community

    22 February 2016

    Toolkit explains how licensing works and provides practical tips for public to get involved.

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    Minimum pricing decision delayed until summer

    01 February 2016

    Scottish court to take more evidence before deciding whether minimum pricing can be introduced.

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    No completely 'safe' level of drinking

    26 January 2016

    Health risks must be made clear so consumers can genuinely make an informed choice.

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    New alcohol guidelines published

    08 January 2016

    Men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week to minimise risk of cancer and other diseases.

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    Minimum pricing - European court ruling

    23 December 2015

    Scottish court to decide whether minimum pricing more effective than taxation at protecting health.

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