Reducing harm caused by alcohol



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  • Decorative: Logo for non-communicable disease work

    Health charities call for action to save lives from Scotlands biggest killers

    06 September 2021

    Leading health charities in Scotland are urging the Scottish Government to tackle the use of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink.

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    Three quarters of Scots back new controls to help protect children from alcohol advertising

    31 August 2021

    The poll of Scottish adults found 75% of Scots support controls to limit the exposure of children and young people to alcohol advertising

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    Alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland increase

    17 August 2021

    Alcohol-related deaths have increased in Scotland in 2020.

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    More accurate estimates for the burden of Alcohol on the Ambulance Service: around 1 in 6 callouts in Scotland are alcohol related

    09 August 2021

    Evidence on the impact of alcohol on the Scottish Ambulance service.

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    How can alcohol labels be improved to help people make informed consumption choices

    26 July 2021

    Blog from researchers exploring what works on alcohol labels

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    Health experts call for better alcohol labelling

    14 July 2021

    New research shows the public do not know the nutritional information of alcohol

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    Young people and their views on alcohol marketing

    25 June 2021

    Young people share their thoughts on alcohol and alcohol marketing in their daily lives.

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    Minimum unit pricing has lasting impact study shows

    22 June 2021

    Lancet study shows MUP is having impact in Scotland

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    Euros renews call for action to protect children from alcohol sports sponsorship

    18 June 2021

    Alcohol Focus Scotland call on the Scottish Government to curb sponsorship of professional sport by alcohol companies.

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    Lowest alcohol sales in Scotland for 26 years

    17 June 2021

    Alcohol sales fell to 9.4 litres per adult in 2020

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