Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alcohol News - 27/2015

Prague Post (Czech Republic) - Czech Republic leads European alcohol drinking statistics
Czechs have beaten a record when it comes to alcohol drinking by children, having outstripped Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia and Poland and becoming the leading nation in Europe in this respect, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today, citing OECD and domestic figures.
Belfast Telegraph (Ireland) - Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels
Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study.
Daily Mail - Alcohol-fuelled air rage incidents are up 40% from last year... proving 'floozing' phenomenon is on the rise
From A-listers to everyday travellers, passengers becoming disruptive on planes after knocking back booze in the airport have increasingly been hitting the headlines.
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica) - Health Ministry to reduce harmful consumption of alcohol by 3%
The Ministry of Health, through the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (2013-2018), plans to reduce the harmful consumption of alcohol by three per cent by 2018. The plan has been approved by Cabinet.
ABC Online - Moderate alcohol consumption 'doubles' risk of throat, mouth cancers: Cancer Council
Drinking moderate levels of alcohol significantly increases a person's risk of developing mouth and throat cancer, new data has revealed, prompting calls for people to limit themselves to two standard drinks per day.
Indianapolis Star - Articles are promoting alcohol consumption
Recently The Star ran a very well-reasoned opinion piece by Dr. Richard Feldman about the effects of advertising on teenage drinking. Alcohol advertising sends the message that drinking is the only way to have a good time and that everyone drinks.
Today's Zaman (Turkey) - Erdoğan slams ‘so-called scientists’ over smoking, alcohol habits
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to relentlessly pursue his fight against smoking and alcohol consumption and criticized medical scientists and doctors who themselves smoke and drink alcohol even though it is scientifically proven that these habits are bad for your health.
Irish Medical Times (Ireland) - Calculating the real price of alcohol in Ireland
The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, chaired by Jerry Buttimer TD, has finished its work on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. They have recommended the introduction of a series of amendments to the Bill that can reduce the number of men, women and children in Ireland who die or are harmed by alcohol use.
Manchester Evening News (UK) - How much do you drink? Shocking level of anti-booze drug prescriptions revealed as recommended limits set to be cut
Official data analysed by the M.E.N. shows that the region has by far the biggest use of three different types of anti-alcoholism drugs.

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