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Issue 5, 2013 (22 April)



Scotland responds to EC opposition to minimum pricing

The Scottish government has just released a paper setting out the case for Minimum Unit Pricing in response to the European Commission and other European countries that have questioned the compatibility of MUP with EU Law and the free movement of goods.


World Health Authorities meet in Istanbul to discuss alcohol policy

The Turkish Green Crescent Society will hold the first symposium on alcohol policies in Turkey with the World Health Organization.

The President of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, will be a guest speaker at the symposium that will take place on April 26-27.

News from the World Health Organisation


WHO confirms that the alcohol industry has no role in the formulation of alcohol policies

More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.

Research, Reports and Projects


Increase in alcohol-related cancers despite well-established link

A new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has found that hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancer in England have jumped 28% in just eight years.


New Fact Sheet: Testing content restrictions in self-regulation decisions

EUCAM has published a new factsheet exposing the flaws of the advertising self-regulatory system