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Andreangeli, Adrianna . (2016) Between the needs of public health and free markets: the Scottish Minimum Alcohol pricing saga nears the end… what now? Competition Law in Edinburgh

URL: http://www.clie.law.ed.ac.uk/2016/07/06/between-th...

Hazardous consumption of alcohol is a true “Scottish disease” and the Scottish Government’s legislation imposing minimum prices for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages represented a controversial attempt to tackle the problem. Four years on, the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (the 2012 Act) is still mired in legal controversy: however, evidence coming from the experience of a number of Canadian provinces shows that minimum unit pricing may well be the most effective tool to address the health-related and social ills arising from alcohol consumption........


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:6 July 2016
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
VA Geographic area > Canada
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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