The Scottish Government have recently launched its Alcohol Framework for 2018.
The framework’s main commitments are:
- Putting the voices of children and young people at the heart of developing preventative measures on alcohol
- Evaluating the impact of minimum unit pricing during its first five years of operation
- Reviewing the minimum unit price following two full years of operation (after 01 May 2020)
- Scoping research into online and telephone alcohol sales
- Updating the statutory guidance on the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
- Continuously reviewing the licensing system
- Continuing to building awareness and support for Alcohol Focus Scotland
- Reduce the harms caused by alcohol
- Pressing the UK Government to protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing on television before the 21:00 watershed.
- Reviewing the appropriateness of mandatory restrictions on alcohol marketing
- Revising and improving the programme of substance use education in schools
- Improving communications and support offered to young people, especially those who are not present in traditional settings (eg. youth groups)
- Improving online resources
- Initiating a national awareness campaign
- Pressing for alcohol producers to display health information on products and packaging
- Improving awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer
- Reviewing Alcohol Brief Interventions
- Preventing and reducing the harm of alcohol consumption during pregnancy
- Building awareness and resilience to reduce harm and improve life choices
- Reducing alcohol-related violence and crime
A full copy of the document can be found here.