Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alcohol News - 33/2014

BBC News (UK) - Alcohol tax urged to fund abstinence-based rehab
Drink and drug addicts should be treated in abstinence-based treatment centres paid for with a new tax on alcohol, a think tank has urged.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - Dunedin's local alcohol policy
The Dunedin City Council is working on one of its most contentious, and arguably most important, policies in recent years.
New Zealand Doctor Online (New Zealand) - Evidence of the dubious tactics of the alcohol industry
Nicky Hager’s latest book “Dirty Politics” reports the alcohol industry works behind the scenes to actively try and smear the professional reputation of people who promote effective alcohol reforms in New Zealand, as well as other public health campaigns.
Times LIVE - Drunk dials no mistake, alcohol is just a truth serum: study
A study has revealed that those drunken calls you made last night when you were drunk weren’t actually a mistake… you just didn’t care. (UK) - Royal Navy alcohol consumption 'curbed' after fatal submarine shooting
The Navy is taking steps to tackle binge drinking after the shooting of a commander on a nuclear powered submarine by a drunken colleague, the government has said.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol-free parties to challenge Sydney's youth drinking culture
A "dangerous" youth culture of going out to "drink till we're on the floor" will be challenged by alcohol-free events in Sydney nightclubs, an anti-violence campaigner says. (Australia) - If alcohol bottles were labelled truthfully
ADVERTISEMENTS for alcohol always manage to focus on the glamour and glitz that comes with drinking whatever light beer or “top shelf” vodka is being peddled.
Medical Daily - Strict State Alcohol Laws Benefit Binge Drinkers Wanting To Slow Down
Each year, 80,000 deaths in the United States are attributable to alcohol and more than half of these fatalities are due to binge drinking — defined as downing four or more cocktails for women and five or more for men during a single drinking occasion.
The Conversation AU - Time to warn drinkers about the risk of cancer
Australians have become accustomed to labels on cigarettes warning about the risk of smoking causing cancer and other diseases. And our research, published in the latest edition of BMC Public Health, shows similar labels could help consumers better understand the harms of drinking alcohol.
Helsinki Times (Finland) - Finns Party calls for an overhaul of Finnish alcohol policy
Alcohol tax rates must be lowered, the sales of wine in grocery shops permitted and the monopoly of Alko gradually dissolved, the Finns Party demands in its most recent communiqué.
Asian Scientist Magazine (India) - Threefold Surge In Drinking Among Indian Teens
The proportion of men who start to drink alcohol in their teens has surged more than threefold over the past few decades in India, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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