Alcohol industry ‘misrepresenting’ cancer evidence

The drinks industry is misrepresenting the evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks, according to research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and...

Government to set up county lines ‘coordination centre’

The government is to establish a £3.6m National County Lines Coordination Centre as part of its new Serious Violence Strategy. The strategy identifies ‘the changing...

Have more alcohol-free days, drinkers urged

A new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) and industry-funded Drinkaware is urging middle-aged drinkers to have more alcohol-free days, as ‘a way of...

New strategy to tackle ‘gambling harms’

A NEW THREE-YEAR STRATEGY TO REDUCE GAMBLING HARMS has been launched by the Gambling Commission, the government has announced. The strategy will bring together...

Scottish courts uphold minimum pricing plans

A legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and others against the Scottish Government’s plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol has...

Let’s talk about sex work

A new guide to the legal framework around sex work has been published by Release. As well as setting out the criminal offences related...

Proposed Glasgow consumption room moves a step closer

A report to be presented to the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board later this month will identify potential sites for what could be the...

Sustained budget cuts having severe impact on treatment system

The treatment sector’s ability to absorb funding cuts through efficiency savings and service redesign has been ‘exhausted’, according to the latest State of the...

Regulated cannabis market would generate ‘£1bn’ in tax

Introducing a legalised, regulated cannabis market in the UK would generate ‘at least £1bn in tax income, if not more’, according to a report...

Government reverses controversial FOBT delay

The government has abandoned its plans to delay the reduction in the maximum stake allowed on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The announcement that...