Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies reaching our children.
Billy Alexander, bereavement support services coordinator at Scottish Families, has spoken to online bereavement resource Funeral Zone about the unique challenges of grief after a drugs or alcohol-related death.
Responding to calls today (January 10th 2017) from leading public health experts for greater controls on alcohol marketing to protect children.
A welcomed response from Wayne Gault, ADP, to the impacts on children of moderate parental alcohol consumption.
The Alcohol and Families Alliance together with the Institute of Alcohol Studies and Alcohol Focus Scotland are working on a new research project into parental drinking and its impact on children. Wayne Gault of ADP Aberdeenshire highlights his observations.
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.