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Start Time: 13 November 2012 18:00
End Time: 13 November 2012 19:00

Alcohol in Scotland: from evidence to action
15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA

Dr. Lesley Graham, Associated Specialist, Public Health, ISD Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland

Alcohol problems in Scotland are a major public health problem. Trends of alcohol-related harm rose dramatically in the past few decades in contrast to falling trends in other Western European countries. The lecture will describe the epidemiology of alcohol-related health and social harm in Scotland to the present day. It will also explain the crucial role that evidence, statistics in particular, played in raising the awareness of alcohol-related harm in Scotland with the public, politicians and policy makers. Evidence was also central to the development of the national alcohol strategy, the key elements of which will be outlined. The strategy adopts a whole population approach and includes the ground-breaking policy of Minimum Unit Pricing, the development and progress of which will also be described.

Refreshments: Tea and Coffee from 5.30pm onwards
Meeting organised by RSS Edinburgh Local Group
Meeting organiser: Adam Butler

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