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>> It just got a lot more expensive to get drunk in Scotland as it becomes the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Retailers must now ensure a unit isn't priced below 50 pence. Last year, the Alcohol Health Alliance found the cheapest drink was available at just 16 pence per unit.
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The move means a two liter bottle of strong cider containing 14 units will rise from 2.50 Pounds to at least 7.50 Pounds. It's an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking. Scotland has the highest rate of alcohol related deaths in the UK, on average 22 people each week.
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Research shows the new law is expected to save nearly 400 lives in the first five years.