New Public Health Bill To Set Minimum Pricing For Alcohol

Minimum pricing for alcohol is to be introduced in a new Public Health Bill.

The government will also curb alcohol advertising in the Bill, which was agreed by the Cabinet on Tuesday.

It is understood that the Bill will introduce minimum unit pricing for cheap alcohol products relative to their alcohol content sold in off licences and supermarkets by.

While also restricting alcohol advertising on television and radio to the evening. This is not to be introduced until 2016 however.

The Bill will also restrict cinema advertising to over-18 movies and from 2018 there will be restrictions on outdoor advertising.

Labelling on all alcoholic drink containers will include health warnings and pregnancy advice, as well as alcohol and calorie content.

The bill will see the eventual structural separation of alcohol from other products in mixed trading outlets, such as supermarkets.


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