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  • Five top tips

    Five top tips for working remotely

    24 March 2020

    In this blog, Brian, senior learning and development coordinator shares his five top tips for working remotely.

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    Time to Blow the Whistle on Alcohol Sport Sponsorship

    04 March 2020

    Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP call for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport

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    New evidence demonstrates that alcohol ads lead to youth drinking

    24 February 2020

    New evidence concludes that the marketing of alcoholic drinks is one cause of underage drinking.

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    First study published into under 18 drinkers post MUP

    23 January 2020

    Health Scotland publish first study looking into under 18 drinkers post MUP.

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    Commission on Alcohol Harm calls for evidence

    06 January 2020

    The Commission on Alcohol Harm has launched a call for evidence as part of its inquiry into alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

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    Two years on Are annual functions reports reaching their potential?

    29 November 2019

    Aidan Collins, AFS Senior Coordinator, reflects on the new requirement for licensing boards to produce annual functions reports, and asks - two years on - whether the reports are having their intended effect.

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    We need to do more to protect our children and young people

    26 November 2019

    AFS response to the results of the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) alcohol report 2018.

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    Alcohol related hospital admissions for 2018 to 2019

    19 November 2019

    Alcohol-Related Hospital Statistics Scotland 2018/19

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    Minimum unit pricing update

    02 October 2019

    In the last month there has been substantial media coverage of minimum unit pricing as reports and statistics have been published.

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    Hitting the right note in training

    01 October 2019

    This month, Senior Learning and Development Coordinator Brian O'Hara blogs about using music in training.

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