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Alcohol sales in Scotland hit 25 year low after minimum unit pricing introduced | The Independent

Alcohol sales in Scotland fell to their lowest level since records began in 1994 in the first year that ministers set a minimum price of 50p per alcoholic unit.

In 2018, the volume of alcohol sold in Scotland fell 3 per cent from 2017. However this was still equivalent to 9.9 litres of pure ethanol per adult on average – or 19 units a week.

The Scottish Government estimates that if trends continue its minimum unit pricing (MUP) strategy will save 392 lives over its first five years.

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Alcohol sales in Scotland hit 25 year low after minimum unit pricing introduced | The Independent.

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