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[Alcohol Action Ireland] Scottish introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing will save lives. (01 May 2018)

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Alcohol Action Ireland today (1st May) welcomed the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on alcohol in Scotland. This comes after what has been an incredible, six-year battle against ‘big alcohol’ who sought, at every opportunity, to derail the Scottish government’s public health policy.

The introduction of MUP in Scotland is forecasted to save over 50 lives in year one of implementation. Alcohol Focus Scotland have said that MUP will help harmful drinkers reduce their drinking by 7%, which will bring significant health benefits and greatly reduce health inequalities..........


Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:1 May 2018
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Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of drugs and alcohol (cost / pricing)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Drugs and alcohol related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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