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In Topic: Legal challenge against scotland's minimum alcohol pricing

Today, 12:02 AM

What's your favorite tipple Panda?

Do you get free drinks doing your gigs?

 

A good single malt. Favourite one I've ever found was at a Whisky tasting. It was called Longrow CV. My girlfriend bought it for me but unfortunately it was limited edition (now discontinued) and is hard to find. As for a more common malt, my favourite is probably Highland Park although I do enjoy the more peaty whiskies too.

I don't often get free drinks doing gigs and when I do usually opt for a soft drink as I'm a true professional... well... I'm usually driving.


In Topic: Legal challenge against scotland's minimum alcohol pricing

Yesterday, 08:25 PM

I think that what they want to do is raise the price in order to deter the less affluent members of society.

 

If I could get Laphroaig for 50p a shot...................................................................

 

Maybe there should be a maximum price limit,

 

"The alcohol-related mortality rate of men in the most disadvantaged socio-economic class is 3.5 times higher than for men in the least disadvantaged class, while for women the figure is 5.7 times higher."

 

I recently sent a couple of 30yo taster malts for a mate of mine in NZ for his 30th. Cost me a bomb, but nothing like what a full bottle would cost! Luxury items cost a lot for a reason and so a maximum price limit is unworkable... unfortunately.


In Topic: Legal challenge against scotland's minimum alcohol pricing

24 July 2017 - 03:33 PM

A small minority might, and many probably do already, but the majority would likely cut back on their consumption, thereby living healthier lives and easing the pressure on the NHS etc.

I know a couple of people, who weren't even big drinkers, who developed alcohol-related liver problems. It's more common than you think. Look up the statistics for all types of alcohol-related harm and I'm sure you'll be shocked.

 

Here's some:

  • Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK
  • While the price of alcohol has increased by 36% since 2005, it remains 60% more affordable than it was in 1980.
  • Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including: mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver; and depression In the UK in 2014-5, there were an estimated 1.1 million hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption where an alcohol-related disease, injury or condition was the primary reason for hospital admission or a secondary diagnosis.
  • The alcohol-related mortality rate of men in the most disadvantaged socio-economic class is 3.5 times higher than for men in the least disadvantaged class, while for women the figure is 5.7 times higher.
  • Liver disease is one of the few major causes of premature mortality that is increasing, and deaths have increased by around 40% in a decade.
  • The number of older people between the ages of 60 and 74 admitted to hospitals in England with mental and behavioural disorders associated with alcohol use has risen by over 150% in the past ten years, while the figure for 15-59 years old has increased by 94%
  • 64% of stranger violence, and 70% of violent incidents in the weekends, evenings and night are alcohol-related.
  • Alcohol-related crime in the UK is estimated to cost between £8bn and £13bn per year.
  • Alcohol is associated with 33% of major trauma patients and 25% of all trauma patients.
  • In the past 10 years, half of those accused of murder were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the murder.
  • Two thirds of young offenders were drunk at the time of their offence.
  • .......................it goes on and on

In Topic: Legal challenge against scotland's minimum alcohol pricing

24 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

 

I already told you that "alcohol harm costs Scotland £3.6 billion a year" and it's not just alcoholics putting pressure on the NHS. It is widely accepted that Scotland and the UK as a whole has a problem with alcohol, and not just the number of diagnosed alcoholics. 53% of violent incidents alcohol-related - Surely that tells you something. Minimum pricing is one idea for trying to improve the situation. It may not be perfect, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Make it dearer and people are likely to cut back. Simples

turn to crime to fund it 

 

A small minority might, and many probably do already, but the majority would likely cut back on their consumption, thereby living healthier lives and easing the pressure on the NHS etc.

I know a couple of people, who weren't even big drinkers, who developed alcohol-related liver problems. It's more common than you think. Look up the statistics for all types of alcohol-related harm and I'm sure you'll be shocked.


In Topic: Legal challenge against scotland's minimum alcohol pricing

24 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

100% agree but I don't see it happening

 

I don't either, unfortunately. There's big business in feeding shit to the poor