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    Alcohol Deaths Prevention Support

    24 September 2020

    AFS publishes guidance for undertaking local alcohol deaths reviews.

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    NICE Guidelines on FASD Surveillance or Support?

    23 September 2020

    How can we ensure people with FASD get support while supporting women’s health?

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    Almost half of Scots in favour of minimum unit pricing

    22 September 2020

    Analysis by Public Health Scotland of the 2019 Scottish social attitudes survey found 49.8% people asked supported the measure

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    Leading health charities call for action in Scotland

    09 September 2020

    We’re calling for all political parties to commit to take the actions that could save thousands of lives from preventable diseases.

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    Health experts campaign for better understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    08 September 2020

    Health advocates campaign to help prevent FASD in Scotland.

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    Health experts call for alcohol labelling overhaul

    26 August 2020

    Health experts and charities call for the governments to take responsibility for mandating labelling on alcohol products as new research finds current system failing.

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    Survey shows Scots lockdown drinking rise caused by stress

    23 July 2020

    51% of people who drank more than usual during lockdown reported doing so as a way to handle stress.

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    Australian ministers agree to visible pregnancy warning

    17 July 2020

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    Alcohol Focus Scotland welcomes new WHO report on alcohol pricing

    01 July 2020

    The new report highlights minimum unit pricing as an approach that can reduce both alcohol consumption and health inequalities.

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    Statistical analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in the year following MUP

    10 June 2020

    New report published by Public Health Scotland showed there had been a reduction in off-sales of alcohol of between 4% and 5% in the year after minimum unit pricing was introduced.

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