He said: "Minimum Unit Pricing has been a very complex and costly measure to introduce".
Experts tell us the price of alcohol, the availability of alcohol and the attractiveness of alcohol are all what influence on people's consumption.
The legislation has been criticised by small government campaigners who say that it will only serve as a levy on the poor and will not in itself solve Scotland's alcoholism problems. They say that, given the link between consumption and harm and evidence that affordability is one of the drivers of increased consumption, addressing price is an important element of any long-term strategy.
- Just how serious is Scotland's relationship with the bottle?
The misuse of alcohol is thought to cost Scotland £3.6 billion each year, or £900 for every adult in the country.
Over the first five years of this policy the estimate is that several hundred fewer deaths from alcohol will be recorded and we will reduce admissions to hospital, she said.
Under the new policy, alcohol sellers will be expected to charge at least half a British pound (€0.57/$0.68) for every unit of pure alcohol.
In terms of introducing a similar move in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive of The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), said: "When it comes to reducing alcohol harm, minimum unit pricing is one of the most potent tools we have at our disposal, with numerous studies and worldwide evidence suggesting it can significantly reduce deaths and other health harms".
- What are the arguments against MUP?
It's estimated a 5 year delay in introducing it in England would see the North East see 75 additional lives lost, 11,000 alcohol related crimes and 4,600 hospital admissions which otherwise could have been avoided, costing the region nearly £66m.
The SWA, on the other hand, argued that MUP was illegal under European Union law and that it amounted to a "trade barrier" which "is a real concern for our industry".
By targeting cheap alcohol, she said minimum pricing would discourage youngsters from drinking by making it less affordable.
Mr Mooney has looked at parallels between the two places, adding that both areas have "some of the most longstanding and concentrated areas of social deprivation and economic disadvantage in the UK", and that the North East region has some of the worst health statistics for alcohol-related harm in England.
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