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    Survey shows Scots lockdown drinking rise caused by stress

    23 July 2020

    51% of people who drank more than usual during lockdown reported doing so as a way to handle stress.

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    Australian ministers agree to visible pregnancy warning

    17 July 2020

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    Alcohol Focus Scotland welcomes new WHO report on alcohol pricing

    01 July 2020

    The new report highlights minimum unit pricing as an approach that can reduce both alcohol consumption and health inequalities.

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    Statistical analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in the year following MUP

    10 June 2020

    New report published by Public Health Scotland showed there had been a reduction in off-sales of alcohol of between 4% and 5% in the year after minimum unit pricing was introduced.

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    Alcohol Focus Scotland Review of statements of licensing policy 2018 to 2023

    08 June 2020

    AFS reviewed the policies published in November 2018 to identify any emerging trends in licensing approaches, and the extent to which the documents meet legal requirements and go beyond them to incorporate good practice. Read more.

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    Scotland needs to continue long-term focus on alcohol

    01 May 2020

    Scottish Government must keep a long-term view to managing Scotland’s problematic relationship with alcohol.

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    We need to continue long-term focus on alcohol

    01 May 2020

    Minimum unit pricing has been in place for two years, but what impact will the current circumstances have?

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    Scots report changing drinking patterns during coronavirus lockdown

    23 April 2020

    Polling suggests more than a million adults in Scotland have cut down on drinking

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    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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