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Balance Update: Minimum pricing would save Scots lives

Posted 28/08/15

National:

Elderly people warned over alcohol consumption
One in five people over 65 who drink is consuming an "unsafe" level of alcohol, say researchers.  Click here to read more...

Warning to drinkers as booze laced with murder chemical discovered for sale
FAKE vodka containing chemicals used in brutal murders has been discovered on sale in Britain.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol-related deaths rise 5% in a year
The number of alcohol related deaths in Scotland rose by 5% last year compared to the previous year, according to new statistics from the National Records of Scotland (NRS).  Click here to read more...

Why a 5% beer can make you TWICE as drunk as a 4% version
We've all been there: In a bid to be sensible on a night out we've swapped spirits and wine for lower strength beers, only to wake up the next morning with a thumping head anyway.   Click here to read more...

Kenya football stadium tackles alcohol abuse
For the thousands who struggle with alcohol abuse, they can now receive help at central Kenya's football stadium, which has been converted into a rehab centre.  Click here to read more...

ECJ Advocate General delivers Opinion on Scottish Minimum Unit Pricing scheme for alcohol
On 3 September 2015, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will make public his Opinion on the Scottish Government’s legislation to introduce a Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol. The ECJ will issue its full judgement later this year. The Advocate General’s opinion will mark a significant stage in the Scottish Government’s battle, which is supported by Health bodies across Europe and several member states.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol sales in Scotland increase
An NHS report said the equivalent of 41 bottles of vodka or 114 bottles of wine per adult were sold in 2014. Click here to read more...

Alcohol sales up amid rise in booze-related deaths
The Scottish Government said the statistics reinforced the need for minimum unit pricing to tackle the sale of cheap, strong alcohol. Click here to read more...

Amazon trials alcohol delivery in Seattle for Prime Now customers
The company's trialling the sale of wine, beer and spirits to US customers in Seattle to start with from its app.  Click here to read more...

Freshers urged to know their alcohol limits
As this year’s freshers prepare to head off to university to start new lives away from home and enjoy independence for the first time, they will no doubt be full of anticipation and excitement for what lies ahead.  Click here to read more...

Minimum pricing would save Scots lives
In June 2012 the Scottish Government passed legislation mandating a 50p minimum unit price of alcohol to try and limit the availability of alcohol. However, implementation of this has been held up by legal challenges from the Scotch Whisky Association. Click here to read more...
 


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