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Weekly News Update - Minimum pricing: influence, politics and..waiting

Posted 20/06/13

National News: 
Minimum pricing: influence, politics and... waiting
Since the Queen's speech failed to confirm whether Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) truly has been ditched, the jostling, debate and politics surrounding the issue goes on.    Read more...

New research on schools, parents and adolescent alcohol use 
new Alcohol Research UK study suggests children whose parents exert greater control over their free time activities drink less frequently.  Read more...

Tesco in West Dunbartonshire in 'strong alcohol ban' 
Tesco has agreed not to sell higher strength alcohol at one of its stores in order to secure licensing approval from West Dunbartonshire Council.  Read more...

Viewpoint: Should alcohol advertising to young people be better regulated?
The charity, Alcohol Concern, has called for new rules on alcohol advertising to protect children and young people from what it describes as “excessive” exposure.  Read more...

Alcohol deaths 'could be avoided' 
Doctors are "missing opportunities" to help people with alcohol problems, a new report suggests.  Read more...

Alcohol regulation needs to catch up with online marketing aimed at young people    
A Bath academic will call for tighter regulation around alcohol marketing on social network sites when she speaks at a conference this week.  Read more...

Alcohol in pregnancy confusion warning from Public Health Wales   
Confusing messages about how much alcohol is safe to drink in pregnancy   Read more...