BMA backs alcohol misuse crackdown

Doctors have called for action not words to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland.

The BMA Scotland response to the Scottish government’s proposed strategy to tackle alcohol misuse, argues that voluntary measures have failed and states that legislation and practical action is now required.

Dr Peter Terry, chairman of BMA Scotland, said: ‘Selling alcohol to under-18s and irresponsible alcohol promotion will not be ignored in Scotland any longer.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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