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Alcohol Labelling

Briefing on Alcohol Labelling

May 2024
File size: 361KB
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MUP infographic

April 2024
File size: 453KB
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Alcohol Treatment Briefing

Briefing on Alcohol Treatment

October 2023
File size: 260KB
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Labelling briefing Oct 23

October 2023
File size: 371KB
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Alcohol Harm Prevention Levy

Briefing on the Alcohol Harm Prevention Levy

February 2024
File size: 252KB
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The Impact of Alcohol Marketing on People in Recovery

The Impact of Alcohol Marketing on People in Recovery

October 2023
File size: 912KB
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Protecting Children and Young People from Alcohol Marketing

Briefing on Protecting Children and Young People from Alcohol Marketing

October 2023
File size: 866KB
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Alcohol Sponsorship

Briefing on Alcohol Sponsorship

October 2023
File size: 1254KB
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Alcohol Display and Promotion in Shops

Briefing on alcohol display and promotion in shops

October 2023
File size: 504KB
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Emergency Response Briefing

Briefing on Emergency Response

September 2024
File size: 609KB
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AFS and SHAAP MUP briefing September 2023

Joint AFS and SHAAP briefing summarising the evidence on MUP so far. September 2023.

September 2023
File size: 412KB
Topics: Price
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MUP briefing Jun 2023

Joint AFS and SHAAP briefing summarising the evidence on MUP so far. June 2023.

June 2023
File size: 287KB
Topics: Price
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MUP briefing May 2023

Joint AFS and SHAAP briefing summarising the evidence on MUP so far. May 2023.

May 2023
File size: 281KB
Topics: Price
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MUP briefing Apr 2023

Joint AFS and SHAAP briefing summarising the evidence on MUP so far. April 2023.

April 2023
File size: 266KB
Topics: Price
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Emergency response required to prevent deaths from alcohol

Joint briefing from Alcohol Focus Scotland and 35 other organisations on the need for the Scottish Government to take emergency action to prevent alcohol deaths. April 2023.

April 2023
File size: 617KB
Topics: Deaths Marketing Price Treatment and care
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Alcohol Marketing Restrictions in Scotland

Briefing on the need to restrict alcohol marketing in Scotland. February 2023.

February 2023
File size: 399KB
Topics: Marketing
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Updated Licensing Guidance 02.23

Briefing on the updated Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 142 Guidance. February 2023.

February 2023
File size: 168KB
Topics: Licensing
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Impact of alcohol marketing on people in recovery

Briefing on the impact of alcohol marketing on people with (or at risk of) an alcohol problem from alcohol marketing. February 2023.

February 2023
File size: 267KB
Topics: Marketing People in recovery
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Make Your Voice Heard - PIR

Practical guide for people in recovery or those supporting them to respond to the Scottish Government's consultation on alcohol promotion and advertising.

January 2023
File size: 237KB
Topics: Marketing People in recovery Practical guides
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Make Your Voice Heard - CYP

Practical guide for children and young people or those supporting them to respond to the Scottish Government's consultation on alcohol promotion and advertising.

January 2023
File size: 237KB
Topics: Families, children and young people Marketing
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MUP Impact on Intended Effects

Brief report on the impact of alcohol minimum unit price on intended effects of the policy. January 2023.

January 2023
File size: 523KB
Topics: Price
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Protecting CYP from alcohol marketing Jan 2023

Briefing on protecting children and young people from alcohol marketing and alcohol marketing expert network recommendations. January 2023.

January 2023
File size: 478KB
Topics: Families, children and young people Marketing
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AFS and SHAAP Uprating MUP Briefing Nov 2021

November 2022
File size: 299KB
Topics: Price
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Labelling Briefing Oct 21

Briefing highlighting the need for better alcohol labelling to help people make healthier consumption choices.

October 2022
File size: 300KB
Topics: Labelling
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Joint briefing MUP and Drug Use

Joint briefing on MUP and drugs from Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Scottish Recovery Consortium and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

August 2022
File size: 257KB
Topics: Price
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NCD Prevention - Mapping Future Harm Briefing

Projected the levels of smokings, alcohol consumption and obesity, as well as the related disease burden of deaths and ill health from NCDs up to the end of this Parliamentary session.

June 2022
File size: 863KB
Topics: Health
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Joint AFS SHAAP MUP letter to Minister of PH and CabSec Health with signatories 18.11.21

Joint AFS SHAAP MUP letter to Minister of PH and CabSec Health with signatories 18.11.21

November 2021
File size: 146KB
Topics: Price
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AFS and SHAAP Uprating MUP Briefing Nov 2021

AFS and SHAAP briefing on uprating MUP

November 2021
File size: 294KB
Topics: Price
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Labelling briefing

October 2021
File size: 300KB
Topics: Labelling
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Reopening hospitality

AFS and Stirling uni Re-opening of hospitality - alcohol-specific risks and possible mitigation. June 2020

June 2021
File size: 616KB
Topics: Licensing
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MUP mythbuster - two years on

Updated mysthbuster on MUP two years since its introduction

May 2020
File size: 405KB
Topics: Price
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Licensing update - covid

Update on licensing during the covid-19 pandemic spring/ summer 2020

May 2020
File size: 448KB
Topics: Licensing
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Two years on MUP briefing

Update on evidence so far two year on since the introduction of MUP

May 2020
File size: 494KB
Topics: Price
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Alcohol marketing and its impact

What is alcohol marketing and its impact

February 2020
File size: 757KB
Topics: Marketing
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Briefing - Review of annual functions reports 2018 - 2019

Findings of AFS’s review of the 2018-19 annual functions reports.

December 2019
File size: 763KB
Topics: Licensing
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Briefing - Protecting Children and Young People from Alcohol Marketing

Protecting Children and Young People from Alcohol Marketing. September 2019.

September 2019
File size: 853KB
Topics: Families, children and young people Marketing
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Briefing on alcohol deaths definitions in Scotland.

Briefing on alcohol deaths definitions in Scotland. December 2018.

December 2018
File size: 619KB
Topics: Deaths
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Briefing - Alcohol and Violent Crime

Background briefing on the links between alcohol and violent crime. September 2018.

September 2018
File size: 544KB
Topics: Crime
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Using the downloaded CRESH data

How to use the data downloaded from the CRESH WebMap.

August 2018
File size: 985KB
Topics: Availability
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How to use the Alcohol Outlet Availability Profiles & CRESH WebMap

How to use the Alcohol Outlet Availability Profiles & CRESH WebMap

August 2018
File size: 1180KB
Topics: Availability
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Local uses for the alcohol profiles and CRESH Webmap

Find out how the alcohol outlet availability profiles and the CRESH Webmap can be used locally.

August 2018
File size: 544KB
Topics: Availability
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Alcohol availability and harm

Briefing on alcohol availability and harm in Scotland. (May 2018)

May 2018
File size: 590KB
Topics: Availability
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Briefing on NHS Burden of Disease Report

Background briefing on the NHS Health Scotland report on the burden of disease attributable to alcohol consumption in Scotland (February 2018)

February 2018
File size: 634KB
Topics: Health
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Briefing on Minimum Unit Pricing

AFS briefing on minimum unit pricing following the UK Supreme Court’s ruling and Scottish Government consultation (February 2018).

February 2018
File size: 671KB
Topics: Price
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MUP legal process

Joint AFS SHAAP MUP letter to Minister of PH and CabSec Health with signatories 18.11.21

April 2017
File size: 53KB
Topics: Price
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AFS letter to Scotch Whisky Association Oct 2016

Letter to the Scotch Whisky Association following European Court decision on minimum unit pricing

October 2016
File size: 85KB
Topics: Price
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Stage 3 Briefing Air Weapons and Licensing Scotland Bill

Alcohol Focus Scotland’s briefing for MSPs ahead of the stage 3 discussions on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

June 2015
File size: 62KB
Topics: Licensing
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Alcohol strategy debate

AFS briefing for MSPs ahead of the Scottish Parliament debate on Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol.

June 2015
File size: 74KB
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Alcohol Density and Harm FAQs

Frequently asked questions about research into the relationship between alcohol outlet availability and alcohol-related harm in Scotland and locally.

May 2015
File size: 94KB
Topics: Availability
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Stage 2 Briefing Air Weapons and Licensing Scotland Bill

Alcohol Focus Scotland’s briefing for MSPs ahead of the stage 2 discussions on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

May 2015
File size: 62KB
Topics: Licensing
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Alcohol Duty Escalator briefing

Briefing outlining why the alcohol duty escalator should continue to counter the trend of increasing affordability of alcohol that has been associated with rising consumption and harm.

April 2015
File size: 920KB
Topics: Price
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Taxation and Minimum Pricing briefing

Alcohol taxation and minimum pricing are complementary pricing mechanisms. Evidence strongly indicates that taxation and minimum pricing together can deliver greater health and social benefits than taxation alone.

April 2015
File size: 398KB
Topics: Price
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Children’s Recognition of Alcohol Marketing briefing

This briefing provides further detail on research commissioned by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Alcohol Concern, Balance North East and Drink Wise into primary school children’s recognition of alcohol brands.

April 2015
File size: 2081KB
Topics: Families, children and young people Marketing
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Stage 1 Briefing Air Weapons and Licensing Scotland Bill

Alcohol Focus Scotland’s briefing for MSPs ahead of the stage 1 debate on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

April 2015
File size: 63KB
Topics: Licensing

The figures

£5-10 billion
Amount that alcohol use costs Scotland per year
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