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15th Dec 2013

Research and Policy Briefing No.4

Research and Policy Briefing No.4

SHAAP's 4th research and policy briefing looks at an overview from the EU Commission of legislation across Europe to restrict access to alcohol by age, findings of the Scottish Health Survey 2013 on alcohol use in Scotland, news of the Irish Government's commitment to MUP, and MESAS's 3rd Annual Report 2013.

15th Nov 2013

Alcohol and Adolescence: Briefing Paper from SHAAP

Alcohol and Adolescence: Briefing Paper from SHAAP

In September 2013, SHAAP held an expert workshop to examine the evidence of the impact of alcohol on the developing adolescent brain and to consider the implications for health promotion and policy. This briefing paper provides a discussion of the key findings.

15th Oct 2013

Briefing to NGOs and European Health Networks

Briefing to NGOs and European Health Networks

SHAAP produced this briefing for NGOs and Public Health Networks in the European Union to garner support for the Scottish government’s plans to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for Alcohol purchases.

15th Sep 2013

Briefing for EU on Alcohol Misuse and Minimum Unit Pricing

Briefing for EU on Alcohol Misuse and Minimum Unit Pricing

A briefing paper from SHAAP, the BMA, and AFS on alcohol misuse and Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).

15th Aug 2013

Research and Policy Briefing No.3

Research and Policy Briefing No.3

SHAAP's 3rd research and policy briefing looks at what healthcare professionals need to know about alcohol sales and price (with an NHS Health Scotland update on alcohol sales and price, and a revised price factsheet from IAS), research on alcohol consumption amongst women and older people, and commentary from SHAAP "Minimum unit pricing (MUP): a tale of two countries" on disappointment at the UK Government abandoning its commitment to introduce MUP in England and Wales and on desperate measures by alcohol industry in Scotland to obstruct the implementation of MUP.

15th Jun 2013

Research and Policy Briefing No.2

Research and Policy Briefing No.2

SHAAP's 2nd research and policy briefing looks at Scottish doctors and health advocates welcoming the Court of Session judgement rejecting the legal challenge to MUP by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and other alcohol industry partners, MUP and the European Union, a report of SHAAP's event "The ‘(Ir)responsibility Deal’? Public Health and Big Business", and commentary on why the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games should be free from alcohol sponsorship.

1st Feb 2013

SHAAP Research & Policy Briefing No.1

SHAAP Research & Policy Briefing No.1

SHAAP's 1st research and policy briefing looks at the evidence base of alcohol and cancer risks in Scotland from SHAAP's Expert Workshop on Alcohol and Cancer held in 2012, and the latest research news.

15th Aug 2011

Tackling Scotland’s Alcohol Problem: A five point plan for better health and well-being

Tackling Scotland’s Alcohol Problem: A five point plan for better health and well-being

In this document SHAAP sets five suggested priorities for reducing alcohol-related harm in Scotland in the short and long-term.

15th Feb 2010

Open Letter to Scottish Parliamentarians from Leading Alcohol Scientists in Support of Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

Open Letter to Scottish Parliamentarians from Leading Alcohol Scientists in Support of Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

This open letter to Scottish Parliamentarians was written by Dr Peter Anderson, Prof Thomas Babor, Prof Sally Casswell and Prof Robin Room (on 10 February 2010) in support of Scotland implementing a minimum price for alcoholic beverages.

15th Nov 2009

Briefing to MSPs on Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

Briefing to MSPs on Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

There are a number of arguments put forward by opponents of minimum pricing. This briefing addresses some of the most recent arguments that opponents have put forward as reasons for opposing minimum pricing as an effective policy measure.

15th Aug 2009

Licensing for Public Health

Licensing for Public Health

This publication has been jointly developed by Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) and SHAAP to provide guidance on what licensing boards and licensing forums could and should do with regard to public health.

15th Apr 2009

Alcohol and Deprivation

Alcohol and Deprivation

This is a briefing on alcohol and deprivation published in April 2009.

15th Mar 2009

Minimum Pricing for Alcohol: Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum Pricing for Alcohol: Frequently Asked Questions

This briefing paper produced by SHAAP seeks to address the FAQs in relation to the implementation of minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland.