Monday, December 23, 2013

Alcohol News - 51/2013

The (Sweden) - Double the Swedes go alcohol-free for the holidays
Swedish sales of alcohol-free glögg have doubled in two years, new statistics from the state liquor monopoly Systembolaget reveal.
Medical Xpress - Underage youth exposed to alcohol advertising through social media
Researchers from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge investigated the marketing campaigns of five alcohol companies – Fosters, Magners, Carling, Stella Artois and Tia Maria – to assess their use of social media websites for advertising. The researchers tried to determine whether children and young adults could be exposed to these campaigns.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - New alcohol laws have noticeable effect
Police in Otago have already wielded new powers aimed at curbing alcohol-related disorder and at least three people in the region have been given infringement notices for breaching alcohol bans.
Philippine Star (Philippines) - Cigarette, alcohol taxes up 81.5%
Collection of taxes from makers of cigarettes and alcoholic drinks surged 81.5 percent in the 11 months of the year, due largely to the sin tax reform law which took effect in January.
Medscape (USA) - US Women Not Interested in Alcohol as Breast Cancer Risk
For the most part, American women are uninterested in learning how to cut their alcohol consumption to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a survey of a nationally representative sample of nearly 1700 women.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol consumption in UK adults continues to fall – ONS
Three in five adults say they drank alcohol in the past week, continuing a decline recorded by official figures over the past seven years.
SBS (Australia) - Curb on drinking hours mooted to cut alcohol-fulled violence
Police across Australia say they are becoming increasingly frustrated with the levels of alcohol-related violence on city streets each night - and there's talk of taking a leaf from New Zealand's. (India) - Teens alcohol consumption triples during Christmas, New Year: Survey
Alcohol consumption among teenager's triples during the Christmas and New Year's Eve between ages of 14 to 19, especially in cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Chandigarh etc, reveals the Assocham survey conducted under its Assocham Social Development Foundation (ASDF).
Businessweek (USA) - New Year’s Tops Christmas in Share of Fatalities Tied to Alcohol
Deadly U.S. crashes tied to New Year’s are more likely to be alcohol-related than accidents during other holiday periods, with Christmas having the lowest share of fatalities linked to drinking, a safety group said. (USA) - 1 in 5 Drinkers Say They Drove Near or Over Alcohol Limit
A fifth of U.S. motorists who drink say they’ve driven at least once in the past year when they thought their alcohol level might’ve been close to the legal limit or above it, a safety group said.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Scotland has one of highest death rates from chronic liver disease in Europe, say health bosses
SCOTLAND has one of the highest death rates from chronic liver disease in Europe, according to official figures published today.
New York Times (UK) - Partying Until Drunk and Disorderly in Britain
It was just after 4 a.m., the last clubs were closing and the police had three young men pinned against a brick wall and a fourth on the ground. - 4am closing may help reduce alcohol harm, say police after start of new law
Police say that last night they had a first indication that reducing trading hours for bars might help to reduce alcohol-related harm.

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