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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Opinion - Alcohol abuse: 'There is no short-term fix for the problem'
Saturday, 10th May 2008

THE SNP is right to be concerned over the levels of alcohol abuse in Scotland. It is not surprising that it has identified curtailing binge drinking as its number one health priority.

And if the legacy of the last government in terms of improving the nation's health was to ban smoking in public places, the new government could cement its place in history were it able to even arrest the growth in the country's booze culture, as for the moment eradicating it seems just too much to ask.