First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed yesterday that the Scottish Government will continue its efforts to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) in its resolute efforts to limit the sale of “deadly cheap alcohol”.
The First Minister outlined the extent of alcohol harms in Scotland and the dire need for action. She also referenced the research carried out by our Sheffield team to underpin Scottish alcohol policy.
“During the three days of this conference, it is likely that approximately 300 people in Scotland will be admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol misuse, and that approximately ten people will die.
Those shocking statistics demonstrate all too clearly why minimum pricing is the right measure for Scotland to reduce the harm that cheap, high-strength alcohol causes our communities.”