The Scottish Greens have added their support to Alcohol Focus Scotland's campaign to end alcohol marketing in childhood. The #alcoholfreekids campaign is also endorsed by children's charities, health groups, NHS boards, local Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, and more than 30 MSPs.
Scotlands Alcohol Campaigners Criticise Arrogant Scotch Whisky Association For Appealing Minimum Pricing
Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP say the Scotch Whisky Association’s intention to appeal the Court of Session ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol “beggars belief” and shows they only care about the profits of their member companies.
ALCOHOL will cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments, according to estimates from a new report by Sheffield University, commissioned by Cancer Research UK.
Scottish Affected by Alcohol & Drugs welcomes today’s ruling by the Court of Session that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal which paves the way for the Scottish government to implement
Public health and charity leaders urge Scotch Whisky Association not to appeal minimum pricing decision
Read the Alcohol Focus Scotland News Release here.
22 Scots die each week because of alcohol that can be purchased for as little as 18p per litre - Scottish Families supports the demand from SHAAP for action to protect harmful drinkers and their families.
Read about the fantastic new book produced by Families Outside.
Come along to our AGM on 26th November 2016.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's proclamation of support for International Recovery Month and the Scottish Recovery Walk on 17th September 2016.