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SHAAP response to WHO Commission's draft report on NCDs

Read SHAAP's submission to the draft report issued on 1st May by the WHO Independent High-level Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases.

The MUP story - how Scotland became world first to enact MUP

Today SHAAP publishes 'The MUP Issue', the story of how Scotland became the first country in the world to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol. Read the press release

Medical professions welcome Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland

SHAAP is delighted that Minimum Unit Pricing, for which we have campaigned with our partners in the medical professions, support services and NGOs, has finally been implemented. Read our press release.

Drinks industry under pressure to provide clear labelling

In the second 'Scotsman' article in advance of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh, Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare which is co-hosting the event with SHAAP, talks about the campaign at European level to get manufacturers to provide clear information on drinks labels.

Early age drinking in the spotlight: Article in The Scotsman, March 2018

First of a series in advance of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in November 2018, this article in The Scotsman of 29th March looks at the issue of young people and alcohol.

Dr Bruce Ritson honoured with NHS Champion nomination

We are delighted that Dr Bruce Ritson, former Chair of SHAAP and long-time member of SHAAP Steering Group, has been nominated as an 'NHS Champion' on the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Well deserved and congratulations to him! Read about his contribution here

New Women, Gender and Alcohol reports and launches

RCPE issued this press release, on behalf of SHAAP, the Institute of Alcohol Studies and Glasgow Caledonian University,  drawing attention to these new resources and tonight's event in the Scottish Parliament.

'Gender & Alcohol: Tackling Stereotypes' - 21 March 2018

SHAAP and IAS are pleased to invite you to this evening event at the Scottish Parliament, kindly hosted by Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP. Speakers include Dr Carol Emslie and Vic Troy of GCU, Dr Niamh Fitzgerald of Stirling University and Katherine Brown, CEO of IAS. Attendance by prior registration only - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Article on MUP by SHAAP Chair in latest CPME Newsletter

Read Dr Peter Rice's article on MUP in Scotland in the January issue of the Newsletter (pp. 13-14) published by CPME, the Standing Committee of European Doctors,

SHAAP response to WHO general programme of work

Read SHAAP's response to WHO's draft 13th General Programme of Work here

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