Monday, February 15, 2010

Alcohol News - 7/2010

BBC News (UK) - Progress on alcohol labelling 'disappointing'
The alcohol industry is failing to comply with a voluntary agreement to place health warnings on alcoholic drinks, says the government.

AFP (Morocco) - Row brews over Moroccan alcohol law
A row is brewing in Morocco over the sensitive issue of selling alcohol to Moroccan Muslims, which is banned by a law that is broken openly every day.

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Alcohol a problem: army leader
THE second in command of Australia's armed forces has admitted the army has an alcohol problem and demanded officers address the heavy-drinking culture.

This is London (UK) - Carlsberg, Stella Artois and Becks to be shamed over warning labels
The alcohol giants behind Carlsberg, Stella Artois and Becks are to be “named and shamed” by the Government over their failure to adopt health warning labels. (USA) - Super Bowl Alcohol Ads Take a Backseat Among America's Youth
While the big game itself is old news, the commercials are not: the impact of Super Bowl advertising is in full swing. And according to the more than 30,000 middle and high school students nationwide, who participated in the DrugFree Action Alliance Super Bowl Survey; while alcohol ads were widely remembered, they did not place in the top three favorites among youth, as in past surveys.

Mother Nature Network - New study finds link between a sugar cravings and alcoholism
Everyone loves a sweet treat every now and then, but new research shows that an abnormally strong sweet tooth in children may be a precursor to alcoholism.

Utalkmarketing (UK) - Thinktank wants ban on ads in public spaces
A leftwing thinktank will this week propose extreme new regulations on advertising, including further bans on advertising at children under the age of 12.

The Press Association (Scotland) - Scotland leads on alcohol plan
The eyes of the world will be on Scotland if minimum pricing for alcohol is introduced, an academic claims.

TVNZ (New Zealand) - Doctors lack foetal alcohol knowledge
Doctors and nurses want more education to help them warn pregnant women of the dangers of alcohol and drug use.

Montreal Gazette (Canada) - Quebec bill to lower blood-alcohol level criticized
Quebec is set to become the last province to lower the legal blood-alcohol level to 0.05, but the measure is facing staunch opposition from bar and restaurants owners as well as opposition parties.

The Herald (UK) - Alcohol problem should be above political point-scoring
There can be no doubt Scotland has a serious problem with alcohol. In 12 years, the number of people with alcohol-related liver disease has increased by 52% and alcohol kills six people every day in Scotland.

domain-B (Sweden-India) - India and Sweden to cooperate in healthcare
India and Sweden have identified areas of interest which would be explored through thematic workshops in six fields viz antimicrobial resistance, pharmaceuticals, medical research, health policy research, alcohol policy and adolescent health were being organised at the National Institute of Health and family Welfare in New Delhi on the 2 February.

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