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Myth-busting minimum unit pricing
Alison Douglas – Alcohol Focus Scotland
This episode focuses on data released ahead of the first anniversary of the Scottish Government's flagship health policy of minimum unit pricing. You might be mistaken in thinking the issue is a simple one – has minimum unit pricing led to a rise or fall in consumption? However, interpretation of the figures available so far suggests the story is more complex. Alison Douglas of Alcohol Focus Scotland cuts through the headlines to explain what the figures do and do not mean.