Motion S5M-06834: Early Deaths Due to Alcohol Problems and Cheap Alcohol

02 Aug 2017

That the Parliament notes the findings of the report published by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow; understands that the study followed over 600 heavy drinkers over two-and-a-half years who used services of the NHS in Glasgow and Edinburgh; notes that over 100 of these people died at an average age of 51, which is 25 years below the standard Scottish life expectancy, and understands that these people who died younger bought significantly lower-cost alcohol compared with those who survived, in particular cheap white cider and vodka.