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Editorial – October 2015

Welcome to the October edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

In this issue, new IAS report highlights the burden of alcohol misuse on the emergency services. Other articles include: Global Alcohol Policy Conference sees First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon reaffirm the Scottish Government's commitment to minimum unit pricing; a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine evaluation finds alcohol industry failing to meet its 'Responsibility Deal' labelling pledges; and Northern Ireland looks to loosen its legislation over the sale of alcohol in newly built outdoor venues.

Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.