Minimum unit pricing fails to prevent alcohol deaths
Harrison Griffiths writes for the Critic
Daniel Freeman writes for the Evening Standard
Chris Snowdon writes for the Spectator
“Is there any amount of evidence that could convince the ‘public health’ lobby that one of their bright ideas didn’t work? What would it take for them to admit that they failed? It is now five years since the SNP introduced minimum unit pricing for alcohol.
“There is indeed ‘wide-ranging evidence’ in the form of an official evaluation from Public Health Scotland. Its 40 separate studies provide very little evidence that the minimum unit pricing policy worked.
“But the SNP still won’t admit that the policy has failed and nor will their cheerleaders in ‘public health’. Scotland’s state-funded temperance pressure groups are calling for the price to be increased.
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