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Government policy key to reducing alcohol harms, say experts

26th September 2018

Dr Eric Carlin, Director of SHAAP, says in an article in The Scotsman that price alone is not enough to tackle the harms caused by alcohol at population level. Government regulation to limit the marketing and availability of alcohol is necessary to reduce these harms and build on legislation such as Minimum Unit Pricing introduced in Scotland earlier this year.

Could enlightenment thinking solve Scotland's drink problem?

6th September 2018

Watch the video and read the article in The Scotsman about how an 'Enlightenment' approach could help solve Scotland's alcohol problem, to be considered at the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference held 20-21 November at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Letter from Glasgow to India re MUP in Scotland

28th August 2018

Read SHAAP Steering Group Member Harpreet Kohli's letter re MUP in Scotland published in the National Medical Journal of India.

The hidden harms of drink

31st July 2018

Dr Peter Rice, Chair of SHAAP Steering Group and former consultant psychiatrist with NHS Tayside, explains the long term implications of excessive drinking in the 4th Scotsman article ahead of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh in November.

Report shows clear gender bias in way drinking is reported

30th July 2018

Read the third Scotsman article in advance of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in November on how men's and women's drinking is reported differently and how women's drinking is stigmatised, although they drink less than men. (25th May 2018)

SHAAP submission: Public Health (Alcohol)(Ireland) Bill 2015

11th July 2018

Read SHAAP's response to the European Commission's consultation on the Public Health (Alcohol) (Ireland) Bill 2015 in relation to labelling, advertising and the broadcast watershed.

SHAAP response to WHO Commission's draft report on NCDs

16th May 2018

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

9th May 2018

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

1st May 2018

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

30th April 2018

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.

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