Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alcohol News - 44/2015

Economic Times (India) - Excise department to launch drive against bars serving alcohol to under-21 youngsters
Teenagers are going to find it harder to enter pubs and bars in the city, with the excise department preparing to launch a drive this month against what has been taken for granted so far. - NEW REPORT EMPHASIZES 049: ZERO ALCOHOL FOR NINE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY
Two years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched an informational outreach campaign called ‘049’ that asked women and health care providers to become more aware of how alcohol can cause health problems for babies.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Breath testing: Could alcohol interlocks be fitted to all Australian vehicles?
Australia's peak road safety body has called for alcohol interlocks to be fitted to every vehicle in Australia, requiring all drivers to sit a breath test each time they turn the ignition, to dramatically cut the high rate of alcohol-related road deaths. (UK) - Most women 'unaware' of breast cancer risks linked to alcohol or obesity
Most women undergoing checks for breast cancer are unaware that drinking alcohol or obesity increases their risk of the disease, a poll has found.
Daily Mail (USA) - Silent 'epidemic' of suicide, drug and alcohol abuse has triggered 'shocking' rise in death rates among middle-aged, white Americans
A silent 'epidemic' of deaths from suicides, drug and alcohol poisoning has triggered a sharp rise in death rates among middle-aged, white Americans.
ABC Online (Australia) - Tests for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder could be used in WA court system
West Australian courts look set to be given access to screening for brain damage and developmental delays caused by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Alcohol bottles to carry labels warning pregnant women of drink dangers
Health Minister Leo Varadkar plans to impose a number of mandatory warnings and information labels on drinks under the new legislation, which will be among the most far-reaching laws in Europe.
Medical Daily - Cigarettes And Alcohol: Science Finally Figures Out Why We Like To Smoke When We Drink
Only smoke when you drink? You’re not alone. Despite the rate of regular tobacco users decreasing, the number of self-confessed “social smokers” is on the rise, particularly among young women.
New York Post (USA) - New York City makes it easy to deny you have a drinking problem
Jon, a documentary filmmaker in Greenwich Village, got so drunk on vodka a few years ago, he picked up the girlfriend of his friend’s boss outside a bar, spun her around and nearly cracked her head on the sidewalk when he dropped her.
Peru this Week - In Latin America, one out of every four bottles of alcohol is illegal
Last year the World Health Organization (WHO) found that as a region, South America is the second-highest consumer of alcohol in the world (second to Eastern Europe).

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