Date lodged: 29 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the UK Chief Medical Officers' Alcohol Guidelines Review and what action it will take to (a) tackle excessive alcohol consumption and (b) help people to make informed choices about their alcohol consumption.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 October 2016
The Scottish Government is supportive of the review, and we have taken considerable action to reduce alcohol harm through our Alcohol Framework to help prevent problems arising in the first place, and ensuring support and treatment for those who are already experiencing problems. As part of the Alcohol Framework we have taken forward education programmes and social marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the risks associated with alcohol and will continue to do so through the next phase of the Alcohol Framework.