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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.
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.
Research shows the new law is expected to save nearly 400 lives in the first five years.