Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Alcohol News - 49/2014

BBC News (Scotland) - Alcohol consumption in Scotland falling
Alcohol consumption in Scotland has fallen by the equivalent of 38 million pints of beer a year since 2009.
BBC News (UK) - Minimum alcohol price law 'could save £900m'
Setting a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit could save Wales nearly £900m over 20 years by cutting crime and illness, a report has claimed.
BBC News - Foetal alcohol syndrome case dismissed by Court of Appeal
A child born with foetal alcohol syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
New Era - ‘How alcohol abuse led me to getting HIV/AIDS’
When sober, Paul Witbooi would not be able to talk to women. But a sip of alcohol would give him courage to propose to women. Witbooi’s predicament was so known among his community that people started calling him an “old virgin”. He found solace in alcohol, which he however abused to get involved with women. (Wales) - Welsh Government to push ahead with alcohol minimum pricing policy
The Welsh Government has indicated it will push ahead with alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy following the publication of a report which showed it could save healthcare services £131m over 20 years.
BBC News (Scotland) - Scotland cuts drink-drive alcohol limit
A new law has come into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than elsewhere in the UK.
BBC News (Nothern Ireland) - Alcohol: Jim Wells plans to bring in minimum pricing per unit
Health Minister Jim Wells has said he plans to introduce minimum pricing per unit of alcohol in Northern Ireland.
Cancer Research UK (UK) - Boozy young Brits will drink nearly 4,000 calories in alcohol on festive season nights out
As the nation gears up for the festive season it’s not just the goose that’s getting fat, the waistbands of the nation could be expanding too, in particular among 18-34 year olds. New figures* released today by Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon® indicate that the average young British adult will consume an estimated 3,700** calories in alcohol alone on evenings out and parties throughout the upcoming Christmas season.
Expatica Belguim (Belgium) - Alcohol abuse up among youngsters
Alcohol consumption levels among youngsters aged between 15 and 24 are "alarmingly high" according to the latest health poll conducted by the Scientific Institute for Public Health (WIV), De Standaard reports.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Around 500 cancer deaths a year caused by alcohol
AROUND 500 of the 900 people who are diagnosed with alcohol-related cancers annually will die of the disease, it emerged yesterday. - Eurocare continues F1 alcohol sponsorship attack
European group seeking ban on alcohol sponsorship in F1 continues its attack despite FIA's attempt to distance itself.
Health24 (South Africa) - Alcohol and drugs are the main causes of partner abuse in SA
The latest Peace Maker Barometer survey, completed on the 9th of November 2014, reveals that alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa.

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