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Impact of Scotland's multi-buy ban described as ‘statistically non-significant’


Health Scotland has today published a report looking at the impact of the quantity discounts ban in Scotland.


Commenting on the report WSTA Chief Executive Miles Beale said:

WSTA Chief Executive Miles Beale said:

“This report fails to show any evidence of the impact of Scotland's ban on multi-buy restrictions on tackling alcohol misuse. The drop in sales of 2.6% attributed to the ban was described as ‘statistically non-significant’ by the researchers.

“The report acknowledges that there is currently no direct evidence linking multi-buy promotions to alcohol consumption in the off-trade.  However, we do know that overall levels of alcohol consumption are in decline, with UK consumption down 16% since 2004."

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