Monday, January 12, 2009

Alcohol News - week 2/2009

Hindu (India) - 60 pc increase in alcohol consumption among youths

The growing 'westerinisation' of Indian culture has resulted in a 60 per cent increase in alcohol intake among youths in the country, especially among those staying in college hostels, according to a recent ASSOCHAM survey.
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/099200901111221.htm

Morning Advertiser (UK) - 'Alcohol duty not used as a tool to beat bingers'

The Government has claimed that it does not use alcohol duty as a tool for tackling problems associated with alcohol consumption.
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/81664

Hindustan Times - School stress driving teens to smoke and drink

Stress associated with studies and school is driving droves of teenagers to smoke and drink.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=50c3a047-0946-4b96-bafd-9b21b092bc23&&Headline=School+stress+driving+teens+to+smoke+and+drink

3 News NZ (New Zealand) - Alcohol proving to be a national burden

It kills more than 1,000 New Zealanders every year and now questions are being asked why alcohol continues to be such a huge national burden.
http://www.3news.co.nz/News/NationalNews/Alcohol-proving-to-be-a-national-burden/tabid/423/articleID/86608/cat/64/Default.aspx

Glasgow Evening Times (UK) - Course to tackle UK drink issue

COLLEGE bosses in an area with some of the UK's worst alcohol abuse statistics are hoping a new national qualification will reverse the trend.
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2480972.0.course_to_tackle_uk_drink_issue.php

PR Newswire (USA) - Alcohol Ads Go From on the Toilets to In the Toilet

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave their final approval today to an ordinance that bans new contracts from allowing alcohol advertisements on City property, such as newspaper racks, kiosks and public toilets.
http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-06-2009/0004950135&EDATE=

The Local (Sweden) - Alcohol fuels snowmobile death toll

Snowmobile accidents claimed eighteen lives in Sweden in 2008, with an estimated two thirds of the deaths caused by excessive alcohol intake, according to the Swedish Snowmobile Owners Federation (Snofed).
http://www.thelocal.se/16858/20090112/

Irish Times - Girl's drink-drive study helps breathe new life into science

A YOUNG scientist from Co Kerry believes she has discovered a flaw in drink-driving breathalyser results.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2009/0109/1231454443151.html

The Age (Australia) - Binge culture curses 'lost generation'

A GENERATION of Australian teenagers has been lost to binge drinking and will not be reached by the Federal Government's anti-drinking campaign, one of Australia's leading drug educators warns.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/binge-culture-curses-lost-generation-20090102-794j.html

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