Canada's drink policy sees drop in deaths, says expert

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A report on minimum pricing in Canada has found that the policy has had a significant effect on reducing alcohol-related deaths.

The results come as the Scottish government continues its preparations for introducing a similar policy.

Author of the Canadian research, Dr Tim Stockwell, told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "What we found was a negative relationship such that every time the price goes up alcohol related deaths of a particular kind and those that are entirely caused by alcohol, things like alcoholic poisoning, alcoholic gastritis deaths linked to the coroner or physician to alcohol dependence, they go down substantially."

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