Public Health must prevail over Big Business - Open letter in support of MUP

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS), the British Medical Association (BMA), and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD), along with other a range of other public health and charity leaders have signed an open letter in support of minimum unit pricing, ahead of the continuation of the court case in Edinburgh this week.

The letter reaffirms the necessity for public health to prevail over the interests of big business and the effectiveness of MUP as a measure to reduce access to and harms caused by cheap high strength alcohol in Scotland.

Minimum pricing will bring Scotland many benefits – it will help to reduce health inequalities, it will cut alcohol-related hospital admissions and crime and it will save hundreds of lives. We hope that this week the health of the people of Scotland will come before the profits of big business.

 

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#MUPsaveslives.


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