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#Scotland introduces minimum #alcohol pricing to cut deaths

#Scotland introduces minimum #alcohol pricing to cut deaths

| May 3, 2018

Scotland introduced minimum unit pricing on alcohol on Tuesday (1 May) as it tries to improve public health by raising the cost of cheap, strong drinks favoured by young people and binge-drinkers, writes Costas Pitas. A unit of alcohol, defined as 10 millilitres (8 grammes) of pure alcohol, must not cost less than 50 pence […]

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#Eurocare specifies what should be on the bottle

#Eurocare specifies what should be on the bottle

| February 13, 2018

Eurocare has outlined what should be on the alcohol labels, while waiting for the industry self-regulatory proposal. Eurocare is very disappointed with the leaked draft to Politico that alcohol producers will ask their customers to just go online and try to figure out the composition of their drinks. Eurocare is still hopeful that the industry […]

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Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks is lawful. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.  The Supreme Court ruled uninanimously that MUP legislation did […]

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#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs have joined forces in a campaign to protect children from the promotion and advertising of alcohol and unhealthy food. The revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) offers an opportunity to incorporate concerns about a growing obesity epidemic in Europe, which is a ticking time […]

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Scottish medical professions welcome European advocate general’s opinion on alcohol Minimum Unit Price

Scottish medical professions welcome European advocate general’s opinion on alcohol Minimum Unit Price

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) professionals have welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not contravene European law. The Advocate General’s opinion marks a significant move forward in the Scottish Government’s battle to implement the ground- breaking […]

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