Scots have since the past been advised to fill their stomachs with food before taking a drink but it all seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Wines and spirits industries in Scotland are making a lot of money with booming business; in fact the leaders say that latest research shows that the English were influenced by what they view as a healthier continental attitude to alcohol as compared to Scots. The French, Italians and Spaniards traditionally take dinner as they take a glass of wine; the Scots on the other hand prefer taking alcohol on empty stomachs.
The SNP administration together with other proposals, which include minimum prices, wants the Scotland government to end what they believe to be irresponsible promotions of food and drinks, which health experts believe to be driving Scots to unplanned purchase of drinks. The drinks industries on the other hand believe that the promotions are necessary to promote their products.
Supermarkets however, differed with the ban on cross promotions and therefore led a charge against them. For them, they believe that the government together with the industries should organize a campaign to pass a message to the Scots on the best way of taking alcohol and the various advantages of taking the drink after taking a heavy or a reasonable meal. Basically, the government should be finding a way out to solve the current problem instead of banning cross promotions.
Wine and spirits industries believe that selling food together would be the best way of normalizing sensible and considerate drinking, though health campaigners differ with them that alcohol is not and will never be a normal product, they believe that most Scots are pressured into buying alcohol eve n when they don’t intend, especially when they are completely empty in their stomachs.
The fact that Scots continue taking alcohol as the various alcohol industries continue making profits have been one great issue for the Scottish government. Health campaigners however have congratulated the government’s crackdown on cross promotions among other promotions, stating that it was one way to reduce alcohol consumption in Scotland.
Most health campaigners suggested that it was better taking wine with food rather than drinking without food, it is compared to watching your favorite movie without sound. Wine is basically transformed by food and so do wine on food; it has exactly the same effect on food just like spices do. It is therefore to have a meal before taking alcohol; this is one important thing that the Scottish government is working on, though it has appeared to be a bit tough on their side. The fight goes on, there is no giving up.
Alcohol businesses in Scotland continue to operate at a higher profit rate because of the many customers visiting drinking centers each and every time. The solution lies on the government together with the citizens to ensure that alcohol is not taken before a solid meal is taken. There is hope anyway, that the behavior is going to change with time.