Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Alcohol News - 23/2015

Digital Trends - Could the new Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) save 10,000 lives?
The American government has been advising its citizens not to drink and drive for decades, but for the first time, it may be able to physically stop you from getting behind the wheel while hammered.
Newsweek (Iran) - Iran to Open 150 Alcohol Treatment Centers
Iran is set to open 150 alcohol treatment centers in a bid to tackle the country’s hidden drinking problem, the head of the health ministry’s drug abuse department, Alireza Norouzi, told ISNA news agency.
Fox News Latino (Bolivia) - Citizens in Bolivian town impose vigilante-style alcohol ban after series of rapes
Neighborhood leaders have imposed a sort of vigilante dry law in the coca-growing mountain town of La Asunta, hoping to end a series of rapes and other crimes.
FRANCE 24 (France) - French government battles wine-growing senator over alcohol ads
For the second time in two months, the French government has rushed to the defence of a law limiting alcohol advertising after it came under fire by a parliamentary amendment proposed by a wine-growing senator.
University Herald - Alcohol Laws Targeting Adults Reduce Teen Drinking
New research suggests that teenagers are less likely to consume alcohol in states with stronger alcohol policies. - These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse
THERE HAS BEEN a substantial drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol abuse in Ireland.
Medscape - 'Sherlock Holmes' on the Question of Alcohol and Cancer
Welcome to this edition of Medscape Oncology Insights, where we have an opportunity to report highlights of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra (UK) - Warning of alcohol deaths rise
Deaths and illnesses caused by alcohol could rise again now the economy has improved, Health Secretary Shona Robison has warned.
Barbados Today (Barbados) - Island to ban advertising of alcohol, tobacco items
Barbados could soon be moving to ban all advertising of alcohol and tobacco products. That was one of the measures put forward by Caribbean delegates to help in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s), following a forum hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at Hilton Barbados today. (New Zealand) - Few heavy drinkers willing to seek help for alcohol problems
Just under a third (32.4 per cent) of Kiwi drinkers who took part in the Global Drug Survey (GDS) planned to cut back over the next 12 months, but only one in twenty (4.9 per cent) had any plans to seek help in doing so, even though one in five of them would like help.
Lexology (Scotland) - BMA Scotland supports measure to ban alcohol ads at sporting events
The British Medical Association in Scotland (BMA Scotland) has reportedly backed legislation under consideration by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee that seeks to ban alcohol advertising at all events geared toward children younger than age 18. According to media reports, the proposed measure would also prohibit the marketing of alcoholic beverages near schools in addition to limiting ads on retail premises.

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