Letters Under the influence

Lessons from Scotland’s experience of alcohol pricing

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1513 (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1513
  1. Peter Rice, chair1
  1. 1Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ, UK
  1. peter.rice{at}nhs.net

For those looking to learn from the Scottish experience of the implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing, there are relevant issues other than those covered by Gornall.1

After Scotland’s first alcohol action plan in 2002, the monitoring work of the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland was crucial in making the case that action was needed. The Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy team’s more recent publications continue …

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