Irish Times (Ireland) - Call for licence suspension for motorists who fail alcohol or drugs test
A proposal that drivers involved in a fatal crash or who fail a breath test would automatically have their licence suspended can be considered under a review of road traffic legislation, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.
The Guardian (UK) - Drink firms’ efforts to fight alcohol abuse ‘have not worked’
Reliance on voluntary action by alcohol firms to tackle drink-related harm has been a failure, a hard-hitting report warns. The “public health responsibility deal” unveiled during the last government has resulted in broken promises and too little being done to reduce problems such as underage drinking, the report concludes.
EN DELFI (Lithuania) - Petrol stations in Lithuania banned from selling alcohol
As of 1 January 2016, a provision of the Law on Alcohol Control will come into force, banning alcohol sale in the country's petrol stations.
The Independent - Countries that drink the most alcohol in the world revealed
In their latest report, the OECD showed in which countries people consumed the most alcohol for 2013, and compared it to the amount people consumed back in 2000.
Courier Mail (Australia) - Alcohol laws: Palaszczuk Government to restrict sale of takeaway alcohol
BOTTLESHOPS and venues applying to sell takeaway liquor past 10pm will have their applications rejected as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence.
EurekAlert - Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions
Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs are linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions in these areas, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
The West Australian (Australia) - Rise in alcohol-related injuries among children
More children are being admitted to WA hospitals with alcohol-related injuries after drinking, with a particular rise in wounds from violence among boys and girls, research reveals.
Medical Xpress - Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling
To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children's awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling.
The West Australian - Alcohol in moderation belief flawed: academic
The widely accepted belief that a small amount of alcohol is good for you is based on flawed studies and should be urgently withdrawn, an analysis of the research has revealed.
EurActiv (EU) - Commission delays report on alcohol labelling – again
The European Commission has again delayed the publication of a report on how to include alcoholic drinks under existing EU labelling rules on nutrition and ingredients.
Dutch News (Netherlands) - New Dutch healthy diet guidelines say don’t drink alcohol at all
The Dutch health council is recommending that people abstain from alcohol altogether or drink no more than one glass per day.
Science Nordic - Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits
Large study casts doubt on the health benefits of alcohol. It might be necessary to cut alcohol completely to lower risk of heart disease.