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MESAS third annual report assesses impact of Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy
The third Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) annual report provides an update on Scotland’s alcohol strategy. The report includes an evaluation plan, trends in price and affordability, alcohol sales and consumption, and alcohol-related harm. New chapters reflect the evaluation of the Scottish Licensing Act and the contribution of the economic downturn to recent falls in alcohol-related harms in Scotland. the report suggests that Scotland’s alcohol strategy is likely to be contributing to some aspects of the decline in levels of alcohol-related harms, but cautions that the role of economic downturn and still high levels of harm must not be overlooked.

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