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Public policy on alcohol must change
09/04/2014
Environment promotes both access and excess
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Fife residential rehabilitation service
08/04/2014
Council seeking to establish a pool of approved providers
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Stop fighting minimum pricing
01/04/2014

Scotch Whisky Association urged by doctors and charity leaders to drop their legal challenge

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Pre-school children encouraged to ask for help
26/03/2014
Oh Lila! resource developed into animation and website
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Disappointing Budget - alcohol duty frozen
19/03/2014

Chancellor freezes duty on spirits and cider, down 1p for beer

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Latest licensing figures published
10/03/2014
16,237 licences in force across Scotland
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Fall in alcohol-related hospital admissions
26/02/2014
35,926 alcohol-related admissions to Scottish hospitals in 2012/13
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Alcohol and the workplace
12/02/2014

Impact on health, safety and productivity

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Under the influence: Scotland’s battle over alcohol pricing
06/02/2014
BMJ investigation into alcohol industry activity
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Call for boycott of brands from minimum pricing-opposing companies
03/02/2014
Protest against Diageo and Scotch Whisky Association
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AFS view on 125ml wine measure campaign
22/01/2014

Campaign helps raise consumer awareness but we need action on price and availability

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Pubs encouraged to offer 125ml wine measures
21/01/2014
Campaign launched by Public Health Minister Michael Matheson
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Dundee has overprovision of alcohol
17/01/2014
Dundee ADP report calls for limit on licences
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"Cosy relationship" between alcohol industry and British government
08/01/2014

Documents show 130 meetings with Department of Health alone

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Festive period brings extra stress for those dealing with others' drinking
18/12/2013

Alcohol harm goes far beyond the drinker

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20 Scots still dying of alcohol every week
09/12/2013
New report shows continued decline in deaths
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Alcohol-related death rate higher in Scotland than north of England
03/12/2013
People in central Scotland drinking more and experiencing higher rates of alcohol related death than comparable parts of England
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Scotland’s Referendum Plan
26/11/2013

Scottish Government launches Independence Referendum White Paper

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Families not at fault in booze battle
25/11/2013

Who's to blame for underage drinking?

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1 in 2 Scots negatively affected by someone else's drinking
20/11/2013
Younger people and those with heavy drinkers in their lives more affected
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Pre-loading is growing problem for Edinburgh police
11/11/2013
Crime and disorder associated with home drinking
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Destroying our health is big business
24/10/2013

Article in the Scotsman by Dr Evelyn Gillan, AFS Chief Executive

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Rich/poor gap leads to thousands of preventable deaths
18/10/2013

Large inequalities in alcohol-related deaths

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Children admitted to A&E after drinking
30/09/2013
Thousands of under 18s across UK require hospital treatment
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Alcohol charities fear conflict of interest
23/09/2013
Senior civil servant to head up Scotch Whisky Association
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Glasgow consults on licensing policy
04/09/2013
Licensing Board identifies areas of overprovision and proposes 1am extension for pubs
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Alcohol deaths down but levels remain high
27/08/2013
Alcohol-related deaths are significantly down but are still far higher than 1980's
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Alcohol sales down but consumption still high
20/08/2013
Scots drink more than in the 1990s and more than England & Wales
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Call for safer drinking levels for over 65s
09/08/2013

Older people not recognising heavy drinking risks

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Alcohol ads during TV shows appealing to under 18s
31/07/2013
Advertising Standards Authority found 7 cases of broadcasters breaking the rules
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Rise in alcohol deaths among younger women
19/07/2013
Women in Glasgow dying from alcohol in their 30s and 40s
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Minimum pricing dropped in England
17/07/2013
Remains 'under consideration' but won't be taken forward at this time
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Alcohol-related crimes on trains double since ban
12/07/2013
Scotrail bans alcohol on all services between 9pm and 9am
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Young people buying alcohol from online retailers
01/07/2013

Tighter age verification checks needed to prevent underage purchases

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New app helps young people affected by someone else's drinking
19/06/2013
Free smartphone app for 11-16 year olds
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New animation and website to help children affected by parental drinking
05/06/2013
Rory the animated dog encourages children to seek help
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Licensing Act reduces irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs
04/06/2013

Evaluation of the Act shows positive impact but room for improvement

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Alcohol sales fall due to multi-buy promotions ban
21/05/2013
2.6% decrease in amount of alcohol sold per adult since Oct 2011 ban
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Health concerns ignored by Edinburgh licensing board
10/05/2013
NHS Lothian's 19 objections have not resulted in any applications being refused
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EU Commissioner voices support for minimum unit pricing
08/05/2013
Tonio Borg yesterday voiced his support for Scotland’s minimum unit pricing legislation.
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Minimum pricing legal challenge fails
03/05/2013
Court judgement finds no grounds for the drinks industry's action against the Scottish Government
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Minimum pricing evidence 'distorted by industry'
24/04/2013
Consultation responses ignored and misrepresented scientific evidence.
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Minister says minimum pricing "right thing to do"
24/04/2013
Alex Neil MSP speaking at seminar in Brussels, as Canadian research shows further MUP success
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WHO responds to Statement of Concern
15/04/2013
WHO affirms that formulation of alcohol policies must be protected from distortion by commercial or vested interests.
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Supermarket alcohol ban overturned
08/04/2013

Glasgow Licensing Board 'wrong' to suspend licence

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Warning on alcohol industry conflict of interest
05/04/2013
Joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers
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10am hospitality licence to be allowed at Dundee FC
25/03/2013
NHS Tayside fail to block 10am licence
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Health bodies say Government must stand firm on MUP
13/03/2013
Alcohol Health Alliance urges the Government to introduce minimum pricing
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Scientists hit back at drinks industry criticisms of minimum pricing research
08/03/2013
Open letter published in journal Addiction

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Experts call for tough action on alcohol pricing
01/03/2013

More than 70 health organisations back new UK strategy calling for minimum unit pricing

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British children more exposed to alcohol promotion than adults
01/03/2013

Experts call for urgent changes to "flawed" regulatory system to protect children

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Doctors warn of alcohol and cancer risk
15/02/2013
Alcohol is responsible for around 4% of cancers in the UK
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Minimum pricing is saving lives in Canada
07/02/2013
Alcohol deaths fall by a third following minimum price increase of 10%
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Health bodies condemn industry campaign against minimum pricing
29/01/2013

Campaign against minimum pricing led by WSTA

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UK health bodies back 50p minimum price
24/01/2013
Alcohol Health Alliance calls for 50p MUP to be implemented across the UK
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Further options for alcohol licensing
09/01/2013

Scottish Government consultation on changes to the licensing regime.

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Support for further action on drink driving
04/01/2013
75% of Scots back further powers for Scottish Government
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Recent improvements in Scotland's alcohol-related deaths
04/12/2012
Still more than twice as high as the early 1980's and one of highest in western Europe
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Health campaigners call for Westminster to follow Scotland’s lead
28/11/2012

England and Wales should introduce 50p minimum price

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Moderate drinking in pregnancy can affect child's IQ
15/11/2012
New study from Bristol and Oxford Universities
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Court reschedules minimum pricing judicial review
24/10/2012

Court rules it is in the public interest to reschedule judicial review after submission of additional material by alcohol industry lawyers

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More evidence from Canada that minimum pricing works
19/10/2012

Canadian expert describes Scottish policy as the 'public health ideal'

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New report uncovers the truth about alcohol and families
08/10/2012

Charity 4Children warns of silent epidemic of alcohol misuse by British families.

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AFS intervenes in minimum pricing legal challenge
26/09/2012
Court allows alcohol charity to intervene, despite industry opposition
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Alcohol costs Glasgow £364.8m per year
11/09/2012

Profiles show how much alcohol-related harm costs each local authority area in Scotland.

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Drink-drive limit consultation launched
07/09/2012

Scottish Government proposing reduction from 80mg to 50mg.

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Study explores the lives of young non-drinkers in the UK
17/08/2012

A positive choice: Young people who drink little or no alcohol.

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Supermarkets granted approval for alcohol displays
31/07/2012
Two major supermarkets in Edinburgh allowed to display extra boxes of alcohol despite health objections.
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AFS response to minimum pricing legal challenge
19/07/2012
Scotch Whisky Association challenge criticised by Alcohol Focus Scotland
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Crime directly linked to number of off-licences in area
16/07/2012
The more shops and supermarkets selling alcohol in an area, the higher the crime levels will be.
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National Licensing Conference 2012
12/07/2012
Promoting Licensing Action in the Public Interest, 12 September 2012, Glasgow
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Minimum pricing reducing consumption in Canada
06/07/2012

500,000 fewer litres of high-alcohol drinks consumed in first year of price rise.

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Alcohol to be banned on Scottish trains
25/06/2012
ScotRail prohibits carrying or consumption of alcohol between 9pm and 10am.
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Alcohol associated with 37% of major trauma cases
18/06/2012
Around a third of trauma incidents such as falls or car crashes involved alcohol consumption, new figures reveal.
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Doctors call for TV alcohol advertising ban
11/06/2012
Alcohol Health Alliance says children need to be protected from alcohol marketing.
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ISD Scotland release figures for alcohol-related discharges
30/05/2012
 ISD Scotland released figures yesterday outlining alcohol-related hospital discharges in Scotland.
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Scottish drink-drive limit 'to be lowered'
28/05/2012
 Scottish Government looking to reduce drink driving limit to 50mg which will bring Scotland into line with many European countries.
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Scottish minimum alcohol pricing passed by parliament
25/05/2012
Scotland will become the first place in the UK to introduce minimum drink pricing, after MSPs passed new laws.
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Minimum price per unit of 50p
14/05/2012

Setting the price at this level will bring significant health and social benefits.

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Sunset clause for minimum pricing
02/05/2012
Minimum pricing will be dropped after 6 years if not working.
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Supermarket refused licence in Edinburgh
02/05/2012
Supermarket giant refused licence after NHS Lothian raise concerns about impact on public health.
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Free training for small voluntary organisations
23/04/2012

Free Rory learning resources and training for small voluntary organisations.

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Dentists should screen patients for alcohol problems
05/04/2012
Patients identified as heavy drinkers by dentists could be referred for treatment and support.
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England follows Scotland's lead with minimum pricing
23/03/2012

Coalition government proposing 40p minimum price per unit as part of new alcohol strategy.

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South Ayrshire councillors reject drink ban
16/03/2012
Councillors in South Ayrshire have rejected a bid to ban alcohol at civic events.
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AFS welcomes decision to back minimum pricing
08/03/2012
Alcohol Focus Scotland welcomes the decision by the Scottish Conservatives to support minimum pricing.
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Committee backs Minimum Pricing Bill
07/03/2012
Stage 1 report on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)(Scotland) Bill published by the Health and Sport Committee
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Cambuslang shop receives written warning despite previous licensing offences
28/02/2012
A Cambuslang  shop which is already serving a six-month ban from selling booze escaped with a written warning after apparently allowing someone to buy alcohol for a 15-year-old boy.
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Shop apologises for ‘genuine oversight’
28/02/2012
Failure to declare three health and safety convictions south of the border when applying for premises licences for outlets in Musselburgh landed Martin McColl Limited in hot water.
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Late-night bar has opening hours cut
28/02/2012
A bar which boasted of having the latest opening hours in Leith has been told it can no longer trade until 2am, amid fears it was attracting problem drinkers thrown out of other premises.
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Alcohol bans for two hotels
28/02/2012
Drinks licences at two Inverclyde hotels were suspended by councillors after reports of breaches in conditions.
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Newcastle University alcohol study rejects cost-price plan
23/02/2012
A ban on the sale of alcohol below cost price, due to be introduced in April (in England & Wales), will have a "limited impact" on overall alcohol pricing, new research claims.
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David Cameron vow to tackle binge drinking 'scandal'
15/02/2012
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to call for bars, supermarkets and the drinks industry in England to do more to help ensure responsible drinking.
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"Minimum pricing on alcohol is legal in EU"
08/02/2012
The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol are, in principle, “entirely compatible” with European Union law
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Licensing chiefs knock back Wetherspoon’s bid
08/02/2012
Campaigners have persuaded Stirling licensing chiefs to knock back a bid by JD Wetherspoon to open a new pub in the former tax office in Stirling city centre.
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Alcohol behaviour change campaign targets women
06/02/2012
Scottish Government launches alcohol behaviour change campaign aimed at women aged 30-50.
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Councillors look to put a cork in new off-licence requests
01/02/2012

A ban on any more shops selling alcohol in Edinburgh is being considered.

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Minimum Price Modelling Research statement
31/01/2012
Alcohol Focus Scotland's response to the Alcohol Minimum Price Modelling Research by the University of Sheffield

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Scots alcohol-related deaths double during last 30 years
27/01/2012
The number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland has more than doubled in the past three decades, latest figures show.
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Call for crackdown on pubs serving drunk customers
26/01/2012
The chief constable of Scotland's largest police force has called for more action to tackle pubs and nightclubs that serve alcohol to already drunk customers.
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Drink risk to baby highest in early pregnancy
19/01/2012
Drinking alcohol during the first three months of pregnancy does more harm to unborn children than in the final stages, a study has revealed.
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Regional licensing events
18/01/2012
Alcohol Focus Scotland is holding a series of events across Scotland to discuss how ideas put forward in the Rethinking Alcohol Licensing report could be implemented in local licensing decision making and planning.
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Presentations available from Cross Party Group meeting
17/01/2012
Presentations available from Cross Party Group meeting on Drugs and Alcohol Misuse (12th Jan 2012)
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Dr Gillan provides evidence to Health Committee
11/01/2012
AFS Chief Executive, Dr Evelyn Gillan, provided evidence to The Health Committee on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill
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Warning over industry involvement in health policy
10/01/2012
Conflict of interest over alcohol producers and retailers being involved in public health issues
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Scottish motorists defy festive drink-drive crackdown
06/01/2012
Figures revealing a shocking 12 per cent increase in the number of people caught over the limit behind the wheel.
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Minimum pricing study published
06/01/2012
The key to getting people to drink less may lie in hiking the minimum price of alcohol, according to a new study out of B.C.'s University of Victoria.
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Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)(Scotland) Bill - Briefing Paper
06/01/2012
The Scottish Parliament has published a research briefing on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Alcohol) Bill.
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PM 'plans to impose minimum price for alcohol'
04/01/2012
David Cameron reportedly considering over-ruling cabinet colleagues who favour voluntary approach to tackling excessive drinking
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Survey reveals Scottish teenagers' drinking habits
20/12/2011
SALSUS 2010 national survey shows 14% of 13 year olds and 34% of 15 year olds have consumed alcohol in the past week.
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Report warns of children's lives damaged by alcohol
13/12/2011
Alcohol treatment service reveals that almost half its clients are parents.
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120 drivers stopped for drink driving in a week
13/12/2011
One motorist had drunk two bottles of vodka while another was alleged to be four-and-half times the legal limit when stopped by police.
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Scottish alcohol sales fall after multibuy ban
08/12/2011

The amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops and supermarkets has fallen since a ban on multi-buy deals was brought in this October, figures show.
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Three times the limit and your car could be seized
06/12/2011
Motorists caught driving more than three times the legal alcohol limit or refusing a breath test will face having their car confiscated, even if it is their first offence.
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Alcohol-induced liver problems soar among young adults
02/12/2011
The biggest increase was in men and women aged 25 to 29, up by 60% and 88% respectively between 2003 and 2010
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Council hailed for success of alcohol licensing ban
29/11/2011
A bold local authority plan to ban new pubs, clubs or off-sales has prevented a single licensed premises from opening in the area in the past 12 months.
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Study shows drinking age should be raised - health experts
24/11/2011
University of Otago health experts say a study showing a correlation between suicide, homicide and a lower drinking age in the US is further evidence the drinking age should be raised here.
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Study into impact of minimum pricing on heavy drinkers
23/11/2011
University researchers are to carry out a three-year study into the impact of minimum alcohol pricing on Scotland's heaviest drinkers.
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Supermarket’s appeal of underage drink ruling fails
16/11/2011
Retailers caught in underage alcohol stings are more likely to receive serious sanctions after a sheriff failed to overturn a decision by Scotland’s largest local authority.
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Alcohol minimum pricing bill reintroduced
01/11/2011
Plans to reintroduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland are set to be announced by ministers.
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New report shows alcohol can be bought for just 14p per unit
01/11/2011
AFS and SHAAP today publish a report which shows that minimum unit pricing is needed now more than ever as alcohol continues to be sold at pocket money prices.
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Alcohol and drugs 'a factor in many house fires'
26/10/2011
According to the latest figures, 16 per cent of accidental dwelling fires in 2010-11 were linked to impairment due to alcohol or drug use.
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Doctors call for separate daily and weekly drinking limits
13/10/2011
Drinkers should be given separate daily and weekly alcohol limits to prevent them consuming their entire recommended allowance at the weekend, a former government adviser has said.
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Irresponsible alcohol promos banned from this weekend
29/09/2011
On Saturday 1 October, new legislation comes into force in Scotland which will make it mandatory for all licensed premises to have a policy of checking the age of anyone buying alcohol who looks under 25.
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Plan to impose separate alcohol queues
28/09/2011
Supermarkets could have specially designated areas for alcohol sales.
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Facebook deal with Diageo fuels under-age drinking fears
23/09/2011
Drinks giant's marketing tie-up on advertising pages raises concerns about health impact on teenagers
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Plans for a public health levy on supermarkets
23/09/2011
Finance Secretary John Swinney reveals plans for a public health levy on supermarkets and other big stores which sell both alcohol and tobacco.
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National Licensing Conference 2011 presentations now online
20/09/2011
Presentation slides from Dr Evelyn Gillan, Fiona Myers, James Nicholls and Sir Crispin Agnew now available to download.
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Alcohol Concern blames too many off-licences for under-age drinking
20/09/2011
Study shows the number of off-licences locally has impact on young people ending up in hospital for drink-related problems
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Shocking figures show how alcohol is fuelling violence
20/09/2011
Three out of four violent crimes are committed under the influence of alcohol in some parts of Scotland.
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Re-thinking alcohol licensing
15/09/2011
New report calls for more effective controls on how, when and where alcohol is sold to reduce record levels of alcohol-related harm.
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Young people, alcohol and the media report
13/09/2011
New study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores media representations of alcohol and their influence on teenage drinking.
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Off-licence density linked to alcohol harm in under 18s
06/09/2011
New research commissioned by Alcohol Concern shows a positive link between the density of off-licensed premises and alcohol harm in underage drinkers.
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Adult Scots buy 23% more alcohol than other UK adults
31/08/2011
Adults in Scotland are consuming 23% more alcohol than adults in England and Wales, official figures have revealed.
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Task force sets plan to blitz Glasgow's booze culture
31/08/2011
Raft of measures announced by a multi-agency task force to tackle the anti-social fallout from Glasgow's "booze culture".
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Think tank says parenting influences a child's future relationship with alcohol
29/08/2011
Bad parenting is to blame for much of the binge-drinking culture
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New report on role that the internet plays as a means of promoting alcohol use
18/08/2011
The report, 'New media, new problem? - Alcohol, young people and the internet' considers the increasingly prominent role that the internet plays as a means of promoting alcohol use.
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Strathclyde's shame of ten drink-related call-outs a day
09/08/2011
Scotland's largest police force deals with more problem drunks than the rest of the country combined, new figures show.
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Swedish study links spirits to acute pancreatitis
09/08/2011
Drinking just one large serving of spirits can increase the risk of suffering inflammation of the pancreas, research suggests.
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Alcohol Focus Scotland joins forces with NGOs
04/08/2011
Alcohol Focus Scotland has joined forces with over 100 NGOs around the world to sign a statement of concern to the UN about conflicts of interest between the commercial sector and public health policy objectives
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Glasgow nurseries get set to welcome Oh Lila
04/08/2011
Hundreds of Glasgow nursery children will be meeting a new friend in the autumn as the Oh Lila Learning Resource is introduced in over 60 nurseries across the city.
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Diet and drink put women at 1-in-4 risk of cancer
01/08/2011
British women are more likely to develop cancer than those elsewhere in Europe, with poor diet, obesity and alcohol blamed for higher rates.
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New Alcohol Focus Scotland leaflets
29/07/2011
Two new leaflets have been produced by Alcohol Focus Scotland and Children 1st as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the impact that parents’ drinking can have on children and young people.
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An evaluation of the implementation of the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
14/07/2011

First interim report summary.

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Drink sale at matches may be curbed
12/07/2011
Tough controls on the sale of alcohol could be brought in to tackle football-related disorder.
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Glasgow halts alcohol display increases
12/07/2011
Glasgow Licensing Board has refused an application by Lidl on the basis of the ‘public health objective’.
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1000th successful volunteer alcohol counsellor welcomed
07/07/2011
Barbara Dunn from Orkney is 1000th volunteer alcohol counsellor.
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Alcohol’s harm to others conference
30/06/2011
The conference report is now available.
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Bid to end cheap drink and alcohol adverts
30/06/2011
Urgent action is needed to limit the availability of alcohol and tackle low supermarket prices, doctors have said.
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People over 65 should drink less, report says
22/06/2011
Recommended safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut, according to a report.
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MSP stresses social responsibility of those involved in alcohol sales
21/06/2011
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has stressed that those involved in alcohol sales in Moray have a social responsibility.
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Police summer crackdown nets more drink drivers
14/06/2011
Police have said they are disappointed at an increase in the number of people caught driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader in minimum pricing u-turn
06/06/2011
The new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has signalled a policy u-turn on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.
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Parent binge drinking fears
03/06/2011
Many of the children surveyed said they had been embarrassed by a drunk adult with family events also marred by drunkenness.
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Alcohol ban threat for Scotland’s under 21s
31/05/2011
People under the age of 21 could be prevented from buying alcohol
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Stores facing drinks controls
31/05/2011

The SNP Government is to revisit plans to ban the sale of drink at supermarket self-service tills

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Police want powers to target worst drinking dens
25/05/2011
Scotland’s most senior frontline officers believe they should have the right to call time on alcohol-fuelled parties held in private homes
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Landmark ruling sinks Lidl plans for drink extension
18/05/2011
A major supermarket chain has been barred from boosting drink sales in a landmark ruling by Scottish local authority officials.
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Minimum alcohol prices by next year
10/05/2011
A new minimum price for alcohol is likely to become law within a year
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Warning over alcohol risks
04/05/2011
Doctors have warned that a "significant proportion" of adults are risking alcohol-related health problems.
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Drinking alcohol raises risk of developing cancer
08/04/2011
One in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women across western Europe are caused by alcohol, researchers have claimed.
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Alcohol Focus Scotland launches Manifesto
05/04/2011
The Manifesto calls for the new Scottish Parliament to take decisive steps to reduce the harm caused by alcohol
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"Apocalypse" of alcohol-fuelled crime
22/03/2011
The head of the prosecution service has warned of an "apocalypse" of alcohol-fuelled crime unless Scotland curbs its hard-drinking culture.
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Scotland could go it alone in cutting legal alcohol limit
22/03/2011
Plans to lower the legal drink-drive limit could go ahead in Scotland
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Scots drink four more bottles of spirits a year than in 1990s
18/03/2011
Scots are drinking an extra 1.2 litres of pure alcohol annually compared with 1994, a report reveals
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New drink code shunned by six key health bodies
14/03/2011
Six health organisations have walked away from the government's "responsibility deal" on alcohol
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Alcohol policy in tatters as health experts revolt
02/03/2011
Coalition's limited concessions to drinks industry puts collaborative approach on the rocks
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Scots record of shame at hospital A&E units
23/02/2011
Scotland's accident and emergency rooms dealt with 36,000 alcohol-related admissions in 2009
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Drink deaths will cost an extra 250,000 lives by 2031
22/02/2011
Up to 250,000 people could die because of alcohol over the next 20 years unless ministers take strong action to tackle Britain's chronic drink problems, leading doctors are warning.
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Global action needed to reduce health impact of harmful alcohol use
14/02/2011
World Health Organisation Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
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Oh Lila resource now available
02/02/2011
Oh Lila tells the story of an adventurous young hare called Lila who gets herself into trouble.
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The price of a drink survey reveals cost of alcohol abuse
01/02/2011
Source - The Guardian 01/02/11
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Alcohol Focus Scotland response to minimum pricing plans for England and Wales
18/01/2011
We are pleased the coalition government recognises there is a link between price, consumption and harm.
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Call to lower Scottish drink-drive limit
11/01/2011
Police and safety campaigners have backed calls for the drink-drive limit to be lowered in Scotland.
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