Scottish policy reduces high alcohol consumption

Researchers have found that the amount of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland fell by 2.6% after the implementation of the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Act in October 2011.

The Act placed restrictions on how alcohol is displayed and promoted in order to combat high alcohol consumption exacerbated by cheap prices.

The report shows there was a 4% decrease in wine sold in supermarkets and an 8.5% drop in pre-mixed alcoholic drinks.

Read more at University of Glasgow