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Public policy on alcohol must change
09/04/2014
Environment promotes both access and excess
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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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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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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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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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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 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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