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21/10/2016

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:

This is a great day for Scotland’s health! Minimum pricing is widely supported by doctors, social workers, children’s charities and many more who want to get rid of the cheap vodkas and super-strength ciders that cause so much damage.

Scotland has been waiting more than four years to implement this policy which will prevent thousands of hospital admissions and crimes, and save hundreds of lives. We hope that minimum pricing will now be put in place as quickly as possible so we can start seeing the benefits.