Monday, December 21, 2009

Alcohol News - 51/2009

Ha'aretz (Israel) - Government okays ban on sale of alcohol from 11 P.M. to 7 A.M.
The ban, which is part of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch's campaign to minimize alcohol consumption, will go into effect pending Knesset approval.

Daily News & Analysis (UK) - Alcohol cheaper than water in United Kingdom
Alcohol is cheaper than water at some supermarkets in Britain. Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have marked the price of beer at 5poundper 100ml, while 100ml brand-name mineral water is available for 8pound.

WebMD - Abuse of Alcohol, Pot Linked to Same Genes
Now new research suggests that many of the same genetic factors that lead people to drink alcohol also lead them to smoke marijuana.

AFP (UK) - Top doctor tells parents not to give children alcohol
The country's top doctor warned parents on Thursday that they should not allow children under the age of 15 to consume alcohol. (Australia) - Experts warn that alcohol is not digested as fast as you may think
FESTIVE drinks the night before can still put you over the limit the next morning - and experts warn a sleep and a shower are not always enough to sober up.,,26510811-2682,00.html

Chicago Tribune (USA) - Proposal would require absolute sobriety at school
Anyone under age 21 would have to be completely sober whenever on school grounds under a bill introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature.,0,514219.story

Irish Independent (Ireland) - The new female wine culture is a ticking time-bomb of alcoholism
WOMEN are drinking too much -- and its not teenagers out on the binge, it's the middle-aged housewives lashing into the bottles of wine in the comfort of their own homes.

The Baltic Course (Latvia) - Alcohol producers and distributors in Latvia present state officials with empty vodka bottles for Christmas
Cabinet ministers, the head of the government and chairpersons of several Saeima committees will receive empty 0.7-liter vodka bottles adorned with black ribbons and labels stating "Legal Alcohol 2009" as gifts from the Latvian Association of Alcohol Producers and Distributors, as the association's representatives informed the business portal

BBC News (Australia) - Australian police crack down on alcohol violence
Australian police are beginning their biggest co-ordinated operation to curb alcohol-related violence nationwide.

Peace fm Online (Ghana) - Ghanaians Spend 10.3% Of Their Income On Alcohol
Records at the Ghana statistical Service indicate that Ghanaians spend about 10.3 per cent of their annual income on alcohol and tobacco.

dBTechno - Alcoholic Hangovers Impair Judgement of Drinkers
Results of a new study show that young people can be thrown off their game when they experience a hangover from too much alcohol.

Daily News & Analysis - Alcohol outlets pave way for specific problems among youngsters
Off-premise alcohol outlets and bars have a link with traffic crashes and assaults among youngsters, claims a new study.

Miadhu (Maldives) - A new law on submitting sale of alcohol submitted to Parliament
MP for Fares Mathoda, Ibrahim Muththalib had submitted another law which would prohibit the sale of alcohol in inhabited islands. He had also submitted a bill with the same effect earlier which was rejected by the Parliament.

Politics Daily (EU) - Professional Women More Likely to Be Heavy Drinkers, European Study Finds
A new study in Europe shows that highly educated, professional women drink more often and more heavily than almost any other female group.

Charleston Gazette (USA) - 1 in 5 W.Va. babies exposed to drugs or alcohol
Nearly one-fifth of babies in West Virginia are born to mothers who used drugs or alcohol while pregnant, a new study shows - evidence of a problem far worse than previous research has revealed.

PR Newswire (USA) - U.S. Government Booklet 'Rethinking Drinking' Reinforces Responsible Decisions About Alcohol During the Holidays
At an important briefing yesterday at the National Press Club, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism showcased an informative, free consumer booklet to encourage responsible drinking decisions during the holiday season and beyond.

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - Alcohol consumption goes down a fraction
In 2008, the aggregate alcohol consumption in Finland went down marginally compared with the year before.

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