CAMRA comment on the release of a report by Alcohol Focus Scotland, proposing new and sweeping restrictions on alcohol marketing
In response to the Realising Our Rights: How to protect people from alcohol marketing report from Alcohol Focus Scotland, please find the below comment from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona:
“Time and time again, research shows that the vast majority of adults who choose to consume alcohol do so within government guidelines. Indeed, the authors of this report have quoted statistics suggesting that 75% of adults in Scotland drink within the current low-risk guidelines.
“However, other statements in the report directly contradict numerous academic studies that show that low-risk levels of alcohol consumption can be part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
“We support measures to curb excessive drinking, but the measures proposed in this report are excessive restrictions on the majority that consume moderately, rather than targeted intervention to help those suffering from alcohol dependency.”