Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

Supreme Court rules that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the alcohol industry. Ministers said a 50p-pe...

BMA manifesto: Why politicians must take urgent action on public health crisis

Doctors’ leaders are warning that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health ris...

Sugar tax on soft drinks to be introduced in April 2018 to combat rising obesity

Sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike in April 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in an attempt to combat rising levels of obesity. ...

Blog: Chancellor’s Budget misses the opportunity to protect children from alcohol harm

Rather than freezing beer, cider and spirits duties, the Chancellor should have increased duty on these products, in recognition of the negative impacts of...

New alcohol guidelines unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking, expert warns

The UK’s new alcohol guidelines are unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking, but they do raise awareness of harm and so may alter social attitudes t...

Key reaction to the new alcohol guidelines that warn of cancer risk

Professor Jane Dacre, RCP president, said: The RCP welcomes the new alcohol guidelines from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers, particularly its focus o...

Alcohol guidelines highlight the risk of cancer from high and regular consumption

Drinking any level of alcohol increases the risk of a range of cancers, new alcohol guidelines show. The alcohol guidelines, produced by the UK Chief Me...

“Minimum unit pricing is a targeted measure which tackles cheap, high-strength alcohol”

The AHA welcome the confirmation by the European Court of Justice that Scotland can use minimum unit pricing to reduce high levels of alcohol harm in Scotl...

A minimum unit price for alcohol moves a legal step nearer in Scotland

An important legal step has been taken towards the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has concluded t...

More consideration required of safe drinking limits

The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the study by Knott and colleagues in attempting to unravel the relationship between alcohol consumption and mor...

Big health gains with minimum alcohol pricing

Introducing minimum unit pricing in England would be up to 50 times more effective than the government’s recent policy of a ban on below cost selling as ...