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    Alcohol sales and consumption in Scotland during the pandemic

    16 February 2021

    Alcohol sales drop during pandemic but still concerns over solitary drinking.

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    Invitation to Tender - Alcohol Marketing Evidence Review

    15 January 2021

    AFS is seeking bids from researchers to undertake a review of the evidence on the impact of alcohol marketing on adults.

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    How can we prevent alcohol deaths?

    27 November 2020

    Recent statistics show alcohol deaths are still alarmingly high. What is AFS doing to help prevent alcohol-specific deaths in the future?

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    Alcohol Deaths and Minimum Unit Pricing

    25 November 2020

    We asked Colin Angus, from the University of Sheffield team to look at what the recent alcohol-specific death stats tell us about MUP.

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    Young Scots show support for restrictions on alcohol marketing

    20 November 2020

    Young Scot health panellist Alexandra Taylor blogs about her experience and further research into young people's views on alcohol marketing restrictions.

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    YoungScot Health Panel report on alcohol marketing and harm

    19 November 2020

    YoungScot Health panel publish new report Preventing Harm - Alcohol Marketing and Young People

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    New release of alcohol related hospital admissions

    17 November 2020

    New figures on alcohol-related hospital admissions from Public Health Scotland.

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    Better alcohol labelling – A way to boost awareness of the risk between alcohol and cancer?

    29 October 2020

    Ben Chiu, Policy Manager at Cancer Research UK explores the link between alcohol and cancer, and why governments should consider requiring alcohol product to contain health information on labels.

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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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