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SHAAP: Alcohol & Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals

11th October 2014

SHAAP has published a new edition of its  2013 publication, Alcohol & Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals

SHAAP/SARN: Alcohol marketing and young people

11th October 2014

SHAAP/SARN have just published  a report of the discussions from our Alcohol Occasional Seminar on 26th June 2014 when Dr Richard Purves from the University of Stirling discussed Alcohol Marketing and young people.

New SHAAP Publication: Industry, Government & Unite in Brussels to Support MUP: Full Proceedings

2nd October 2014

SHAAP has published a report documenting the full proceedings of the historic event in Brussels on 5th September 2014 when the case for Alcohol Minimum Pricing was made by its supporters. This happens as the European Court of Justice considers its response to the attempts of global alcohol producers, fronted by the Scotch Whisky Association to block the implementation of this legislation.

EPHA publishes Open Letter in Support of Minimum Pricing

2nd October 2014

EPHA, the European Public Health Alliance, has published an Open Letter of Support for Scotland's MUP policy to Ministers responsible for Finance and Trade in Europe. This is while the European Court of Justice considers its response to legal challenges set by global alcohol producers, fronted by the Scotch Whisky Association.

SHAAP Response to Scottish Government Air Weapons & Licensing Bill.

1st October 2014

SHAAP has submitted the following response to the Scottish Government's Air Weapons & Licensing Bill.

SHAAP Response to House of Lords Inquiry into the EU Alcohol Strategy

1st October 2014

SHAAP has submitted the following response to the House of Lords inquiry into the EU Alcohol Strategy.

SHAAP Research & Policy Briefing, July 2014 now out

22nd July 2014

Highlights include:

  • Licensing: Making the link between availability and harm
  • Licensing: Protecting Public Health
  • WHO 2014 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
  • MUP update
  • Alcohol-related harm in Glasgow

 

 

SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasional discussion from April 2014

22nd July 2014

SHAAP has just published a summary of the discussions of Magda Pieczka's and Emma Wood's AlcoLols project which took place in April this year as part of the SHAAP/SARN ALcohol Occasionals seminar series:

Alcohol Minimum Unit Price - a simple argument

8th July 2014

European Health Advocates - Eurocare, EPHA, BMA & SHAAP - make concise case for Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing. Learn more.

SHAAP welcomes C&C's decision to leave Portman Group

4th June 2014

Eric Carlin, Director, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, said,


“Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems welcomes the decision made by C&C, owners of Tennent’s lager, to leave the Portman Group following claims that it is dominated by the interests of multi-national companies. We regard this as a brave and principled stance and not the first time the company has taken a position that sets it apart from the multi-national producers; C&C remain committed to minimum unit pricing for alcohol in the Scotland and Ireland. We welcome C& C’s continuing support for minimum unit pricing and share the company’s concerns about the growing power of large multi-national drinks companies.

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