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  • ScotParl MUP vote

    AFS welcomes HSCSC vote in favour of increasing MUP

    27 March 2024

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee has voted in favour of retaining and uprating the minimum unit price for alcohol to 65p. AFS responds.

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    New PHS Dashboard reveals true scale of alcohol harm

    26 March 2024

    Alcohol Focus Scotland responds to new PHS dashboard

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    Response to questions regarding AFS funding

    20 March 2024

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  • Hospital corridor

    Alcohol related hospital admissions down but alcohol harm still too high

    19 March 2024

    New figures from Public Health Scotland show significant reduction in alcohol related hospital admissions. AFS responds.

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  • MUP effects

    Stand Firm and Save Lives

    18 March 2024

    More than 80 organisations from across Scotland and beyond have come together to call on MSPs to increase the minimum unit price for alcohol to 65p.

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  • AFS asks for SG on MUP

    AFS welcome Scottish Government plans to increase MUP

    08 February 2024

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to continue and increase minimum unit pricing to 65p per unit. AFS respond.

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  • Supermarket trolley

    Levy on supermarkets could raise £57 million a year

    05 February 2024

    New research shows that a levy on shops and supermarkets that sell alcohol could raise £57 million a year for alcohol treatment.

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    Support for a Public Health Levy on alcohol sales

    14 January 2024

    Scottish Labour calls for a Public Health Levy to be implemented on alcohol sales.

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  • First Minister Humza Yousaf signing Alcohol Free Kids campaign board.

    First Minister commits to reduce childrens exposure to alcohol marketing

    13 December 2023

    First Minister Humza Yousaf MSP has signed up to support a joint campaign from AFS, SFAD, SHAAP and BMA Scotland.

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    Survey shows post-pandemic increase in drinking for some

    05 December 2023

    AFS responds to concerning new figures from the Scottish Health Survey 2022.

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