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|Tuesday, August 31, 2010||14:26|
(Drinks Media Wire). Commenting on today's report from the Scottish Labour Party's Alcohol Commission WSTA Spokesman Gavin Partington said:
"We welcome the commission's recognition that changing Scotland's culture in relation to alcohol requires an emphasis on education, community action and collaboration at local level.
"The commission rightly recognises that there is no silver bullet to tackle alcohol misuse and that the proposal to introduce a minimum price for alcohol is flawed.
"However it is misguided to propose a ban on alcohol advertising or sponsorship of sporting events. Such a move would threaten jobs and livelihoods across the media industry while doing nothing to tackle problem drinking."
Notes to Editors
The WSTA is the UK organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 310 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.
We campaign to promote the industry's interests with governments at home and abroad.
We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.
For more information please contact Gavin Partington:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob: +44 (0) 7966 014058
|Company: The Wine and Spirit Trade Association - WSTA|
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