Scotland introduces minimum alcohol pricing to cut deaths

2 May 2018 355 Views
Scotland introduces minimum alcohol pricing to cut deaths

Scotland introduced minimum unit pricing on alcohol on May 1st as it tries to improve public health by raising the cost of cheap, strong drinks favored by young people and binge-drinkers.

A unit of alcohol, defined as 10 milliliters (8 grammes) of pure alcohol, must not cost less than 50 pence ($0.68) as Scotland becomes one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing.

 The increase on mainly cheaper white ciders and value spirits will help to cut alcohol-related deaths, according to the Scottish government.

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