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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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  • Open cans of beer

    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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  • Red wine

    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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  • Supermarket drinks

    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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  • Back Of Ambulance

    Alcohol fuels ambulance assaults

    15 December 2015

    Staff survey reveals the majority of ambulance staff have been assaulted when responding to incidents involving alcohol.

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  • Car key ignition

    82% of Scots agree drink driving is unacceptable

    04 December 2015

    Festive campaign reminds motorists 'don't risk it'.

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  • Supermarket drinks

    Scotland's alcohol strategy - what next?

    27 November 2015

    Scotland's alcohol strategy is being updated - what should we be doing to tackle alcohol harm?

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  • Scottish Parliamnet Chamber

    Scotland leads way in evidence-based alcohol policy

    13 November 2015

    Report finds UK government alcohol policies weaker than the devolved nations.

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  • Pub And Police

    New report reveals impact of alcohol on emergency services

    28 October 2015

    Survey of frontline workers in England shows that alcohol takes up half of the time of emergency services.

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  • Media

    AFS appoints new chief executive

    16 October 2015

    Alison Douglas will take up post on 1 December 2015.

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