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    Alcohol sales and MUP

    28 June 2019

    Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, discusses the encouraging figures from the MESAS monitoring report and why we should remain confident that MUP will improve Scotland’s health.

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    Alcohol-specific deaths 2018

    26 June 2019

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  • Oh Lila and school children

    Five tips for upping the engagement factor

    21 June 2019

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    Alcohol marketing and children debate in the Scottish Parliament

    20 June 2019

    On the 19th of June MSPs from across the political spectrum debated the need for Scotland’s children to be better protected from the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food marketing following a Member’s Motion lodged by Kenneth Gibson MSP.

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    Lowest alcohol sales in 25 years

    19 June 2019

    The volume of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland in 2018 has fallen to its lowest level since 1994.

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    Research into fall in violence

    04 June 2019

    On Tuesday 4 June 2019 the Scottish Government published figures on 'Recorded Crime in Scotland: Attempted Murder and Serious Assault 2008-09 and 2017-18'.

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  • Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health visits the Children's Parliament

    The Children's Parliament investigates an alcohol-free childhood

    03 June 2019

    We believe our children have the right enjoy a happy childhood, free from the emotional and physical impact of other people’s drinking and alcohol marketing.

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    Five tips for training delivery nerves

    08 May 2019

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    Minimum unit pricing one year on

    30 April 2019

    1st May 2019 marks the 1st anniversary of the implementation of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland. Scotland was the first country in the world to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP), following a ten year campaign.

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    More about sales data

    10 April 2019

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