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Posted on 18th Jul 2023
Bartlett, A., Garry, J., & McCambridge, J. (2023, March 18). From the tobacco industry’s uses of science for public relations purposes to the alcohol industry: Tobacco industry documents study. Drug and Alcohol Review
Posted on 12th Jul 2023
Maani, N., & Lauber, K. (2023). Tall Tales and Hidden Shallows: The Single-Minded Influence of the Alcohol Industry Over Public Discourse, Science, and Government Bodies—A Comment on Mitchell and McCambridge (2023). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 84(2), 335-336.
Posted on 2nd Apr 2023
Research study commissioned by Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) in 2012 to better understand the scale and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to people other than the drinker in Scotland.
Posted on 10th Dec 2020
World Health Organization consultation on the working document for development of an action plan to strengthen implementation of the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol Submitted on 9 December 2020 We suggest four key points to strengthen the draft action plan:- 1) The role of economic operators  We strongly agree that economic operators should “refrain from activities that may...
Posted on 21st Oct 2016
Thanks to the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Research for the following press release: Health professions welcome Court of Session ruling on Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland   Scotland’s doctors and health professionals have welcomed the Court of Session’s final decision today that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal.   SHAAP (Scottish Health Action...
Posted on 26th Feb 2016
Thanks to SHAAP for their weekly media monitoring. This article was taken from BT News Online, 25th February ‘Great concern’ over children’s exposure to alcohol sports sponsorship Alcohol sponsorship of sport is associated with risky drinking among school children and adult athletes, according to a report. The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) said its review of seven studies, published in...
Posted on 8th Jun 2015
Neglecting the advice of experts in the field and the prioritising of alcohol industry interest has resulted in over 20 NGOs resigning from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum. The resignations including, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) have come amidst claims that the failure to provide a coherent alcohol strategy neglects the public health concerns voiced by many member states and...