Scotland: More Alcohol Policy To Improve Health
Improving the health of the Scottish population will be Nicola Sturgeon’s goal as Scottish National Party outlines priorities for coming year, part of the measures including further alcohol policy interventions
Nicola Sturgeon is set to unveil her SNP administration’s priorities for the coming year. Among the plans are a new anti-obesity strategy and a fresh action plan to “change Scotland’s relationship with alcohol”.
Banning outdoor alcohol and junk food adverts, such as on buses or by the roadside, is under consideration, as is a clampdown on multi-buy promotions for unhealthy foods.
Per Sunday Post, Miss Sturgeon said her government will bring in more legislation this term than at any point since devolution, with 27 bills being taken forward.
This program for government sets out a bold and forward-looking economic vision – sending a clear message to our people, businesses, schools, colleges and universities, and to the wider world: Scotland’s ambition is to be the inventor and the producer, not just a consumer, of the innovations that will shape the lives of our children and grandchildren.”