This paper comments on the evidence-base underpinning some of the key policy proposals within the Strategy and outlines research we’ve funded which is relevant to these proposals.
The SNP Government has pressed the case for gaining control of alcohol tax revenue in the last of six demands sent to Westminster. A paper set out more details of the proposal, arguing that because Scotland already meets the costs associated with alcohol consumption, it should also receive control of the revenue benefit. The Scottish [...]
MINISTER OF State for Health Róisín Shortall has said she is in favour of introducing a minimum price for alcohol being sold in supermarkets and other shops to make alcohol products more expensive. She said such a measure could put an end to the practice of major retailers selling alcohol below cost at prices that [...]
A dedicated police squad is being set up to crack down on problem pubs and clubs in Scotland’s biggest city. The officers will visit hundreds of licensed premises in Glasgow in the coming weeks and check they are following legislation. It is understood that venues that sell to under-age drinkers and drunks and premises with [...]
Global alcohol retailer Diageo has announced that it is stepping up its multimillion dollar partnership with Facebook, leading to fears of booze adverts reaching young audiences. Diageo said that its current deal with Facebook has seen US sales of Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Crown Royal and Jose Cuervo Margaritas jump by 20 per cent, while [...]
The well known and widely disseminated Drug Abuse Resistance Programme (D.A.R.E.) consists of 10-20 weekly hour-long lessons run by the police and aiming to reduce substance abuse. When eventually the programme was formally evaluated, there were no significant effects on subsequent drug use among participants. The programme had been running for many years before it [...]