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Image caption A minimum price per unit of alcohol was introduced on 1 May last year in a bid to tackle Scotland's drink culture. Scots bought less alcohol in 2018 than any year since records began in the early 1990s, according to a new report. Analysis by NHS Health Scotland found Scottish adults still bought more alcohol than people in England and Wales on average but the gap narrowed. A minimum price per unit of alcohol was introduced on 1 May last year in a bid to tackle Scotland's drink culture. The authors of the report said it was not possible to quantify the impact but "early indicators were encouraging". -. £13.13 Vodka (70cl bottle at 37.5% ABV). -. £1 Lager (500ml can at 4% ABV). -. £2.50 Cider (1 litre bottle at 5% - normal strength) Full story

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