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Introduce new rules on packaging/labelling and displaying alcohol products

Submitted by Samuel Durrant on Thursday 10th November 2022

Published on Wednesday 16th November 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Tuesday 16th May 2023

Signatures: 23

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Create ~ drinking ~ Font ~ Government ~ IMPACT ~ Mandate ~ New rule ~ New rules ~ Scotland ~ shops ~ Size ~ Stirling ~ The Government ~ Universities ~ Young people

Petition Action

Introduce new rules on packaging/labelling and displaying alcohol products

Petition Details

We want the Government to mandate a standardised appearance for all alcohol products, including a set size, font and placement of brand and product names, and the size, shape and colour of the bottle. Shops should also be required to conceal alcohol products, in same way as tobacco.

Additional Information

There are no restrictions on the display of alcohol, and we believe current rules on labelling should be amended to make alcohol products less attractive to consumers.

New research from the University of Stirling has highlighted the significant impact that alcohol packaging has on capturing the attention of, and creating appeal amongst, young people.

The research found that, for young adult drinkers in Scotland, alcohol packaging can capture attention, create appeal, and help shape perceptions of the product, drinker and drinking experience.

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