Scotland today became the first nation to impose a minimum price on alcohol. This initiative has been described as “bold” and “courageous” by its Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, after years of legal battle. The initiative is aimed at combating the ravages caused by alcohol and has the approval of doctors and associations that consider it the greatest progress in public health since the ban on smoking in public places.
This measure will cause traders to have minimal losses since, according to estimates, this could help to put the supermarkets and independent stores at the same level. There can not be any more big discounts on liquors and large beer packages that are really the ones that caused all the problems with alcohol.