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NEWS: Scottish Courts Uphold Alcohol MUP

Plans to set a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish courts. The Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled against a challenge by the Scotch whisky industry. The alcohol industry contended that the plans were a breach of European Law. The ruling now paves the way for the Scottish government to implement its policy. The MUP policy had already been passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012…

BLOG: Budweiser Fumbles Ad Messages During Super Bowl

So, let’s not be fooled by the entertaining ranting of Helen Mirren and ABInBev’s attempt to appear “responsible”. Budweiser has fumbled its Super Bowl ad messages and exposed itself…

NEWS: Alcohol Industry Involved In Big Tobacco Bribery

A few weeks ago BBC’s Panorama exposed corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies: British American Tobacco. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovered evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nations campaign to save lives.
The evidence of bribery schemes conducted by the UK’s British American Tobacco (BAT) now shows that the alcohol industry is entangled, too. The scandal also involves BAT rival Mastermind Tobacco as well as East African Breweries Limited (EABL)…

NEWS: BBC Panorama: The Secret Bribes Of Big Tobacco

BBC’s Panorama exposes corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovers evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nationscampaign to save lives. He challenges the officials who took the cash and asks whether the company will now be prosecuted for the crimes…

NEWS: MUP Not Precluded By EU Law

European Court of Justice advocate general Yves Bot said in an official opinion that the Minimum Unit Pricing policy, intended to be introduced in Scotland and other European countries, is not precluded by EU law.
In the official opinion, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) would only be legal if it could be shown that no other mechanism could deliver the desired public health benefits. He also cautioned that MUP risked infringing EU rules on free trade and the principle of free movement of goods…

NEWS: India: Illicit Alcohol Death Toll At 90

Residents of a slum in the Malad area reportedly fell ill after using illicit alcohol on Wednesday morning. More than 40 other people are being treated in hospitals, and the death toll could rise further. In the latest case of illicit alcohol deaths, eight police officers have been suspended on accusations of negligence following the incident, local media reported…