Monday, January 21, 2013

Alcohol News - 3/2013


15min.lt (Lithuania) - Lithuanian parliament votes to lift beer sale restrictions
Lithuania's Seimas voted in favor of canceling beer sale restrictions for fear of sanctions from the European Commission.
Russian Radio (Estonia) - As per the statistics- maximum per capita alcohol in the world is sold in Estonia
The most per capita alcohol in the world is sold in Estonia. This is shown in the statistics published in the British magazine ‘The Economist’.
THL (Finland) - THL shares Finnish alcohol policy expertise worldwide
The National Institute for Health and Welfare is now also a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on alcohol policy implementation and evaluation.
habermonitor (Denmark) - Limiting alcohol ads on the agenda in Denmark
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt,"we do not want to become dependent on alcohol advertising restrictions bring our children at a young age.
The Baltic Course - Nordic-Baltic alcohol policy network urges airline companies and hotels to abandon free alcohol
Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN), with over 80 member organisations from Nordic and Baltic countries, calls airline companies to rethink their policies on alcohol and end giving out free alcohol on board as alcohol is no ordinary commodity and may cause serious problems in this extraordinary situation.
NAD (Sweden) - Information if you want it – the new Swedish public health policy
In June 2012, the Swedish right-wing government presented their new public health policy to the Parliament in a written communication.
The Independent (USA) - The economic impact of alcohol
In the last decade, local option elections have taken place in nearly every corner of the state with communities voting, more often than not, to allow or expand alcohol sales rather than to limit or prohibit them entirely.
The Australian (Australia) - Health curbs on alcohol mooted
HEALTH activists are seeking public funds to lay the groundwork for bans on alcohol advertising, minimum pricing of alcoholic drinks, restrictions on certain foods and to push the case that alcohol causes cancer.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Changing Kiwi booze culture: Time to address the elephant in the pub
New Zealand has far too many problem alcohol users. This has been accepted as fact by most interested parties. The costs can be measured in different ways and to get a true picture of alcohol related harm, such costs should be described and measured accurately.
This is Money (UK) - Cameron looks to Scotland for legal case to underpin minimum alcohol price
Lawyers for the Government are to make David Cameron’s case for minimum pricing on alcohol in the Scottish courts this week.
China Post (Russia) - Russians warily turn to AA in battle with alcohol
One-time Russian prisoner Andrei tried to quit drinking 22 times, going for cures that lasted from one to six months. But each time, he went back to the bottle.
Medscape - Physicians Frequently Miss Alcohol Problems
Clinical intuition alone misses most patients with alcohol problems compared with a standard screening instrument, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Royal Navy alcohol policy must change, says shot submarine officer's widow
Gill Molyneux, whose husband Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux was shot dead by a drunk naval rating on a submarine, says Royal Navy alcohol policy must change.
Times of India - Liver failure: Liver damage and alcohol
And how much alcohol does one have to consume to have a liver problem? To answer our questions on liver failure and to bust myths on liver damage due to alcohol, we spoke to Dr. Rakesh Tandon, Head of Gastroenterology at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute (PSRI Hospital).
Swindon Advertiser - Europe-wide savings cut Lidl's booze costs
LIDL has responded to a survey by the Adver showing some supermarket alcohol is cheaper than at the cash and carry. The survey also found rock-bottom alcohol prices at the main stores in the town.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - 'Appalling' alcohol abuse prompts pub closure
The ''appalling'' aggravated alcohol abuse at Heffs Hotel is behind a Liquor Licensing Authority order for the South Dunedin premises to be temporarily closed for part of this week.
The Local.de (Germany/Netherlands) - Dutch invade German borderlands for beer
The flood of Germans coming back from Holland with secret stashes of cannabis has been replaced by Dutch people going in the other direction, their cars loaded with beer, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

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