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More to do to prevent school children from drinking alcohol

Thursday 25 July 2013

Today the Health and Social Care Information Centre has published the report: Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England - 2012

A public health disaster as the Government bins minimum unit pricing

Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Government offers nothing to tackle Britain’s alcohol problem as it caves in to industry pressure.

Alcohol industry should stick to the facts says charity calling for major shake up of alcohol advertising

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Immediate changes to the way alcohol is advertised, backed up by a complete ban on advertising at all sporting, cultural and music events, are needed to protect children and young people from excessive exposure to alcohol advertising, according to the charity, Alcohol Concern.

Alcohol Concern responds to latest statistics on alcohol

Monday 03 June 2013

Statistics on Alcohol: England 2013 were published on 30 May by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

MPs admit to unhealthy drinking culture in Parliament, new survey reveals

Friday 17 May 2013

New data released today by Alcohol Concern reveals a quarter (26%) of MPs believe there is an unhealthy drinking culture in Parliament.

Minimum pricing legal challenge in Scotland fails

Friday 03 May 2013

A legal challenge to the Scottish government's plans to introduce minimum pricing per unit of alcohol has failed.

Fireball Whisky ordered to remove social media adverts following complaints by Alcohol Concern’s Youth Council

Wednesday 01 May 2013

Fireball Whisky has been ordered to remove several adverts from its Facebook page following complaints made about them by Alcohol Concern’s Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Well known brands and cheap strong booze consumed most by vulnerable young people

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Heavily advertised brands and cheap, strong alcohol make up the top five alcoholic drinks consumed by the most vulnerable young people who are involved with drug and alcohol services, according to a new survey from Alcohol Concern.

Global public health community issues warning on alcohol industry conflict of interest

Friday 05 April 2013

More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.

Nothing in budget to tackle alcohol misuse

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Government called on to tackle cheap, strong booze following budget and make a firm commitment to introduce a minimum unit price.

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