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Minimum pricing ruling - Alcohol Focus Scotland statement

Reacting to the Court of Session ruling that minimum unit pricing for alcohol is legal and can be implemented in Scotland, Alison Douglas Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, a member of Eurocare, said:


Health professions welcome Court of Session ruling on Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland

Scotland’s doctors and health professionals have welcomed the Court of Session’s final decision today that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal.


European Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm Share the Results

The Joint Action Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) final conference took place on October 13-14 in Lisbon, Portugal.


International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest

Green Crescent keeps on working for public and especially for young people to make them think and develop reflex against addictions. For this purpose, using communication tools effectively, Green Crescent is organising an international cartoon contest on the theme of addiction.


Malta: public consultation on National Alcohol Policy

The National Alcohol Policy identifies general measures addressed to the entire population as well as measures targeting young people. No single measure will be effective if taken in isolation.


UK ‘Cheap Alcohol’ report prompts SHAAP demands for action

A report published yesterday by the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA), Cheap alcohol: the price we pay”, provides evidence that alcohol can be purchased for as little as 18p per unit in Scotland (3L ‘White Ace’ cider).


7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

***New: workshop by the World Health Organization. See also details of side events.***

On behalf of the Ministry of Health in Slovenia and of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), it is with great pleasure that we invite you to register to attend the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference.


Alcohol sold at pocket money prices: cost of cinema ticket buys 7½ litres strong white cider

Research released today shows there is an abundance of high strength alcohol sold for pocket money prices in shops and supermarkets across the UK.


WHO: new report on alcohol-attributable deaths

For the first time, trends in alcohol consumption and related mortality have been examined systematically for all countries in the WHO European Region for an extended period.


Alcohol consumption of adults in Germany: harmful drinking quantities, consequences and measures

Published through the Journal of Health Monitoring, new research from Germany looks into the data from the recurrent health surveys by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) to find trends of harmful alcohol consumption in the population aged 25 to 69 between 1990/1992, 1997/1999, and 2008/2011.