MSPs will vote today on the Scottish Government's plans to bring in a mininum price for alcohol.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon wants to set a price of 50p per unit.
Ms Sturgeon said
"Too many Scots are drinking themselves to death. The problem affects people of all walks of life".
It is estimated that the country's alcohol problems cost £3.56billon each year MSPs voted to back the general principles of the bill at its first stage in March.
But the Labour party abstained saying minimum pricing will punish those who are less well off.
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