Reducing harm caused by alcohol



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  • A&E ambulance

    Alcohol policy measures could reduce ambulance callouts

    14 December 2021

    Initial dramatic decline in lockdown alcohol-related ambulance callouts reverted to pre-pandemic levels as home drinking increased.

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    18.6% increase in deaths from alcohol in 2020

    07 December 2021

    Highest increase in UK alcohol deaths recorded since 2001

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    Widespread support for calls to increase minimum unit price for alcohol to 65p

    19 November 2021

    28 organisations support AFS and SHAAP’s calls to increase the minimum unit price.

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    Students as Change Agents

    15 September 2021

    How can Scotland prevent lives being harmed 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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    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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