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WeeklyNews Update Health experts support Scottish alcohol pricing plan

Posted 12/09/14

Children given alcohol to drink by their parents to teach them to drink responsibly are MORE likely to be heavy drinkers
A recent study have found young teens given alcohol from parents are more likely to be heavy drinkers by the age of 16.  Parents who allow their young teenagers to drink alcohol in the hope it will teach them responsible drinking habits later on in life may be doing the opposite. Click here to read more...

Government, industry want minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland
Though the Scottish government initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country. Click here to read more...

New national study of alcohol health workers published
A new study of alcohol health workers has found that while many hospitals now employ specialist staff to deal with alcohol problems among patients, the work is often precarious and underfundedClick here to read more...

Survey shows young people want more alcohol education
Almost 90% of 18-24 year olds agree that education on the effects of alcohol should be integrated into the National Curriculum, according to new research.  Click here to read more...

Health experts support Scottish alcohol pricing plan
On September 5, the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) began to discuss Scotland’s political stance on alcohol pricing during a seminar held in Brussels.  Click here to read more...  

Young women see groping as normal on boozy nights:
A culture of heavy drinking has led to sexual molestation becoming the norm on a night out for young women – and they feel they have to put up with it, an academic report warns today.  Click here to read more...

Why doesn’t alcohol carry health 
warnings?
According to an influential group of MPs, the calorie content and health risks associated with alcohol should be displayed clearly on labels.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol Policy UK
Requirements for licensed premises including promotion of smaller measures: revised Mandatory Conditions Guidance. 
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