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  • Broken bottles

    Every child has the right to grow up safe from alcohol harm

    15 July 2016

    Shift to home drinking means a shift in where harm takes place.

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  • Cheap beer

    Public health must prevail over big business

    04 July 2016

    As the minimum pricing court case continues, public health and charity leaders reaffirm their support for the life-saving measure.

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  • Child And Playground

    New toolkit to help children affected by family alcohol problems

    07 June 2016

    Resource aims to help the 51,000 children living with a problem drinking parent.

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  • Shop promotions

    Price check reveals cheap cost of strong alcohol

    06 June 2016

    £2.52 - the price of a takeaway coffee - can buy the weekly recommended alcohol limit of 14 units.

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  • Supermarket Chiller

    Sales increase underlines need for minimum pricing

    25 May 2016

    Scotland is now a nation of home drinkers, with more alcohol sold through supermarkets and off-licences than ever before.

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  • Football in park

    Time to kick alcohol out of sport

    23 May 2016

    Let's make alcohol sports sponsorship a thing of the past.

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  • Media

    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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  • Empty bottles

    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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  • Supermarket trolley

    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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  • Cheap beer

    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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