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Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem

SHAAP calls for UK Government to stand firm in face of pressure from whisky industry

SHAAP has written to the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, encouraging him to stand firm in the face of lobbying for a duty freeze by the whisky industry and Scotland’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf.

New campaign shares letters to loved ones lost to alcohol and drugs

‘Everyone knows someone’ is the message behind See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland, a new campaign from academics and advocacy organisations that aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs.

SHAAP and Scottish Women’s Football launch guidance for youth players on the effects of alcohol

Scotland’s elite youth players in women’s football are being reminded about the adverse impact of alcohol on their health and ability to compete at the highest level.

Alcohol (in)justice event

On Wednesday 19 April, SHAAP hosted “Alcohol (in)justice”, a symposium about those with alcohol problems in the justice system.

SHAAP comments on the Public Health Scotland report on Minimum Unit Price for alcohol impact on deaths

SHAAP comments on the Public Health Scotland report on Minimum Unit Price for alcohol impact on deaths, published in the Lancet

SHAAP comments on Budget announcement on alcohol duty 

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) comments on the Chancellor's decision to increase most alcohol duties by RPI in August.

SHAAP calls for Scottish Government to learn from Ireland and avoid loopholes in future alcohol marketing restrictions

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) is today calling for the Scottish Government to ensure that the alcohol industry doesn’t exploit loopholes to promote their products, when plans to restrict alcohol marketing are taken forward.

Contribution of alcohol industry to Scottish economy called into question by new report

While Scotland has a well-established reputation as a producer of whisky, a report today reveals that as a nation we are much more likely to drink wine, beer and vodka.

SHAAP release results from Scottish football supporters survey

On 05 February, SHAAP published the results of survey condicted with football fans to gather their views on alcohol sponsorship in sports. 

Respond to the Scottish Government consultation: Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion

On 17 November 2022, the Scottish Government published their consultation on restricting alcohol advertising and promotion. This consultation sets out a range of potential proposals to reduce and restrict alcohol marketing - including prohibiting alcohol advertising outdoors, phasing out alcohol sponsorship and reducing the promotion of alcohol in-store.

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