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    Scotland needs to continue long-term focus on alcohol

    01 May 2020

    Scottish Government must keep a long-term view to managing Scotland’s problematic relationship with alcohol.

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    We need to continue long-term focus on alcohol

    01 May 2020

    Minimum unit pricing has been in place for two years, but what impact will the current circumstances have?

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    Scots report changing drinking patterns during coronavirus lockdown

    23 April 2020

    Polling suggests more than a million adults in Scotland have cut down on drinking

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    Five top tips for working remotely

    24 March 2020

    In this blog, Brian, senior learning and development coordinator shares his five top tips for working remotely.

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    Time to Blow the Whistle on Alcohol Sport Sponsorship

    04 March 2020

    Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP call for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport

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    New evidence demonstrates that alcohol ads lead to youth drinking

    24 February 2020

    New evidence concludes that the marketing of alcoholic drinks is one cause of underage drinking.

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    First study published into under 18 drinkers post MUP

    23 January 2020

    Health Scotland publish first study looking into under 18 drinkers post MUP.

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    Commission on Alcohol Harm calls for evidence

    06 January 2020

    The Commission on Alcohol Harm has launched a call for evidence as part of its inquiry into alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

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    Two years on Are annual functions reports reaching their potential?

    29 November 2019

    Aidan Collins, AFS Senior Coordinator, reflects on the new requirement for licensing boards to produce annual functions reports, and asks - two years on - whether the reports are having their intended effect.

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    We need to do more to protect our children and young people

    26 November 2019

    AFS response to the results of the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) alcohol report 2018.

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