Thursday, May 28, 2015

Alcohol News - 21/2015

Medical Xpress - Link between alcohol outlets and assaults
A study exploring the established link between off-premise alcohol outlets and the rate of assaults and injuries in Australia has found that large bottleshops and liquor chains contribute most substantially to trauma risk.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol advertising ban considered
A possible ban on alcohol advertising on Auckland Council buildings and land will proceed as part of an alcohol harm reduction policy. The governing body has voted today not to address the issue through a bylaw process.
BBC News (UK) - English drink 12 million bottles of wine a week more than estimated
The amount of alcohol people in England drink has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder kids 19 times more likely to cause trouble
Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are 19 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than other people, a district health board says.
IceNews (Finland) - Alcohol consumption down in Finland
Finns are drinking less alcohol than before, with total consumption in the country falling once more, in line with recent trends. (Hungary) - Budapest the cheapest city for alcoholic drinks
Budapest, the Hungarian capital, is the cheapest destination in Europe to buy alcoholic drinks, according to new research by the Post Office.
EurActiv (EU) - Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy
Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU's Health and Food Safety Commissioner, said that the executive has no intention of submitting a new strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in Europe, suggesting that the issue will be tackled as part of a broad range of "risk factors" affecting chronic diseases.
IBNLive - Formula One faces call to end alcohol sponsorship
Formula One was accused of sending out a mixed message on alcohol at the Monaco Grand Prix on Friday by giving extensive publicity to drinks brands while campaigning for road safety.
GlobalPost (Indonesia) - Indonesia might ban alcohol entirely
At a bar in the Indonesian capital, Christine, Hassan and Dilta look at each other and burst into laugher. “No, they wouldn’t do that,” they agree. The three of them are drinking Bintang, the ubiquitous local beer that is to some a national icon.
BizNews (South Africa) - SA set to raise alcohol drinking age limit to 21
South Africa may raise its drinking age and hold beverage companies liable for unlicensed trade in their products, a step to reduce the cost and impact of alcohol abuse.
CBS Local (USA) - Study: Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Effectively Cut Drunk Driving
The Michigan Supreme Court says a new study finds that requiring repeat drunken drivers to use ignition interlocks testing their breath for alcohol is effective in getting them to stay straight.
CBS News - Moderate drinking might harm older people's hearts
"Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.

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