News BMA annual representative meeting, Torquay, 25 June to 29 June

Raise price of alcohol in Scotland to combat disease, BMA says

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1343
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Torquay

    The BMA is calling on the devolved government in Scotland to adopt a raft of measures aimed at tackling the country's high burden of alcohol related illness. The measures include random breath tests for drivers and an end to discounted alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets.

    Alcohol kills six people every day in Scotland, and doctors report a rising number of young people presenting to the NHS with health problems resulting from alcohol misuse. The BMA also says that the …

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