Reducing harm caused by alcohol


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  • Webmap alcohol and tobacco outlet density

    Interactive map of alcohol and tobacco outlets

    15 June 2015

    New website allows users to map alcohol and tobacco outlet density in every locality in Scotland.

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  • Empty bottles

    Help consumers make an informed choice about alcohol

    09 June 2015

    More information and health warnings needed on alcohol product labels.

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  • Parliament Chamber

    Alcohol debate must continue

    04 June 2015

    Progress has been made, but further action needed on alcohol misuse.

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  • Media

    Alcohol sponsorship in Formula 1: A dangerous cocktail

    22 May 2015

    Formula One alcohol sponsorship exposes audience to alcohol brands every five seconds.

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  • Minimum pricing

    Minimum pricing case to be heard in Europe

    06 May 2015

    The Scottish Government will make the case for introducing minimum unit pricing for alcohol at the European Court of Justice today.

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  • ADAM resource website

    New website for teens affected by someone's drinking

    29 April 2015

    Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed a new website called A.D.A.M. (Another’s Drinking Affects Me) that encourages young people whose lives are being affected by someone’s drinking to get advice and seek help.

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  • Back Of Ambulance

    Alcohol places huge avoidable burden on the NHS

    15 April 2015

    Last year there were over 36,000 alcohol-related stays in Scottish hospitals and the vast majority of these resulted from an emergency admission.

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  • Half price sign in supermarket

    Alcohol Health Alliance statement on cuts in alcohol duty

    18 March 2015

    Professor Sir Ian Gilmore responds to the announcement from the Chancellor George Osborne that alcohol duty is to be cut.

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  • TV remote

    End alcohol and junk food ads before 9pm

    09 March 2015

    Alcohol and junk food advertising should be prohibited before the 9pm watershed in order to protect children, says Public Health Minister Maureen Watt.

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  • Half price sign in supermarket

    No more tax cuts for the alcohol industry

    27 February 2015

    The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) has published an open letter, urging the Government to reinstate the alcohol duty escalator.

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