Minimum alcohol pricing introduced in Scotland

02 May, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Teresa Adams
  • Scotland has today introduced a minimum price for alcohol- sparking warnings that Scots will flock south of the border on'booze cruises to save money

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "I am extremely proud that the eyes of the world will once again be on Scotland with the introduction of this legislation".

We agree with the Scottish Government that there needs to be an objective, independent and robust assessment of the impact of minimum unit pricing.

Other versions of minimum alcohol pricing are already in effect in a small number of countries, including Canada, but are not based on units. The more alcohol in a drink, the more expensive it will be.

She said: "We are not aiming to get the whole population to stop drinking but it will have an impact on the people who are now experiencing the most harm".

- What exactly is being introduced?

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Scotland introduced the legislation in an attempt to combat the country's alcoholism.

In 2016, Alcohol Focus Scotland alleged that the maximum recommended weekly intake of alcohol (14 units) could be bought for just £2.52 in Scotland.

The law bans cheap supermarket vodka, super-strength lager and cider. As with booze cruises to France, some will be doing it legally for their own consumption and others will be doing it to sell illegally in Scotland.

John Mooney, senior lecturer in public health, has commented on similarities between parts of the country and the North East, as Scotland aims to cut alcohol deaths and hospital admissions, as well as slashing crime and reducing costs to the health service.

Ministers say it means less money will have to be spent dealing with the consequences of alcohol misuse.

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The Scottish government said the move would cut consumption and save lives.

The Irish Government is planning to introduce similar measures here.

Implementation of the law was held up due to a long-running legal challenge from alcohol industry bodies, led by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

- What are the arguments against MUP? There are, on average, 22 alcohol-specific deaths every week in Scotland, and 697 hospital admissions and behind every one of these statistics is a person, a family, and a community badly affected by alcohol misuse.

The SWA, on the other hand, argued that MUP was illegal under European Union law and that it amounted to a "trade barrier" which "is a real concern for our industry". Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said: "As a nation we drink 40 per cent more than the low risk drinking guidelines of 14 units per week for men and women".

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"Minimum unit pricing is a policy that will help to save lives and reduce alcohol harms in Scotland". In addition, existing laws on under-age sales and sales to drunk people are not fully and effectively applied at the moment, it argues.

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