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Balance Update: Alcohol minimum pricing appeal to be heard

Posted 28/07/17

Regional:

Cheap booze health crisis - campaigners reveal what should be done
Campaigners have long called for the government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p to tackle what they see as a cheap booze health crisis.   Click here to read more...

National:

Minimum alcohol pricing on its way 'as soon as practicable'
Health secretary Shona Robison said the Scottish Government plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol “as quickly as is practicable” as the policy came under attack at the UK’s highest court.   Click here to read more...

When will we call time on pregnant women drinking in Ireland?
Last week Health Minister Simon Harris launched a new strategy: Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery - a health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. Click here to read more...

Alcohol minimum pricing appeal to be heard
The UK's highest court is to begin hearing the latest appeal against minimum pricing for alcohol.   Click here to read more...

Monday briefing: Alcohol deaths on a huge scale
The debate over a minimum price on alcohol has been reignited by fresh research showing nearly 63,000 people will die in the next five years from liver problems linked to heavy drinking, at a cost to the NHS of close to £17bn. 
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Everything you need to know about alcoholic units
With many of us enjoying a drink over the summer, do we really know what a unit of alcohol is and how it is affecting our health?   Click here to read more...

Fresh fears for children of alcoholics as MP claims government is backtracking on pledge
Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth claims the Department of Health has failed to bring forward a promised strategy to help Britain’s 2.6 million children who are living with a parent who drinks too much.   Click here to read more...

Heavy drinking will kill 63,000 people over next five years, doctors warn
Doctors urge government to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol as research reveals extent of liver disease.  Click here to read more...

Is it time to tackle Britain’s alcohol problem? 
This disease is the silent destroyer of thousands of lives, families and careers. It is a terrible, all-consuming illness, not just a tramp lying drunk on a park bench.   Click here to read more...

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