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  • Playground

    UK children anxious about parents' drinking

    18 October 2017

    Report finds low-level parental drinking can leave children feeling worried, embarrassed and facing more arguments.

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  • Cans of beer

    Quarter of Scots drink above guidelines

    06 October 2017

    Scottish Health Survey 2016 reveals latest drinking habits and trends.

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  • Empty bottles

    Alcohol producers failing to inform public

    23 August 2017

    Alcohol product labels failing to include information on low-risk drinking guidelines or health harms.

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  • Spirits bottles

    Concern over alcohol-related deaths

    21 August 2017

    Alcohol Focus Scotland and national partners write to Cabinet Secretary and Minister urging action.

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  • Wine glass

    We need to make it easier for people to drink less

    15 August 2017

    Every week, we are buying enough alcohol for every person in Scotland to substantially exceed the weekly drinking guideline.

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  • A&E ambulance

    Worrying rise in alcohol-related deaths

    02 August 2017

    10% rise in alcohol-related deaths between 2015 and 2016.

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    Minimum pricing will save lives

    24 July 2017

    Final appeal at the UK Supreme Court this week.

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  • Shop promotions

    Pocket money prices for alcohol continue

    20 July 2017

    Price check reveals cheap, strong alcohol available for as little as 16p per unit.

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  • Cheap beer

    Scotland's alcohol problem laid bare

    21 June 2017

    Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland are 54% higher than in England and Wales.

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    Cheap alcohol is costing Scotland dear

    16 June 2017

    Minimum unit pricing must be introduced as soon as possible.

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