Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Alcohol News - 6/2017

The Guardian (Bolivia) - No alcohol, no violence: life inside the Bolivian community led by women
Gender-based violence remains prevalent in Bolivia, but Maria Auxiliadora, a women-led community in Cochabamba, is trying to change this.
The Conversation - Joe Camel in a bottle: Alcohol companies fail to follow their own ad rules during the 2017 Super Bowl
Alcohol companies used controversial marketing tactics in their 2017 Super Bowl commercials, including the use of animals that are attractive to children and party themes found to influence underage drinking.
Plymouth Herald (UK) - Paradox means richer people can drink as much as those in deprived areas and not suffer same issues
Alcohol deaths of women in the South West are at their highest level in more than 20 years, but new figures who the well-off and healthier can drink as much, if not more, than those in deprived areas and not experience the same health problems.
The Sun (UK) - Parliament’s alcohol bill TRIPLES in two years as MPs and guests guzzle £1.8 million worth of wine, champers and beer
PARLIAMENT’S alcohol bill TRIPLED in two years as MPs and other guests to the estate guzzled £1.8 million worth of booze last year.
Cape Cod Times (USA) - Experts caution not to overlook alcohol's toll
Even before Jack Reilly's family landed at Ellis Island from County Cork, Ireland, in 1909, there was drinking. The stories of chaos and catastrophe caused by alcoholism were passed along for four generations, back 150 years. Yet the disease passed from father to son just seemed normal, said Reilly, of Centerville, a retired lawyer.
EurekAlert - Mixing opioids and alcohol may increase likelihood of dangerous respiratory complication
Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
YLE News (Finland) - Finnish Customs net nearly two million euros in unpaid alcohol taxes from online stores
Online liquor sellers have had to fork out more than two million euros in unpaid taxes to Finnish Customs. The payout follows intense scrutiny of online alcohol sales by customs officials that began in 2016.
Independent Online (South Africa) - 67% of domestic abuse cases in Cape linked to alcohol
A shocking 67% of all domestic abuse cases in the Western Cape are linked to alcohol abuse.
Medical Daily - Warning Signs Of Alcoholism Vs. Alcohol Abuse: Excessive Drinking May Be Chronic Disease Or Recurring Pattern Of Behavior
It’s generally accepted that alcohol is fine in moderation, but it’s a fact that alcoholism can lead to death. In fact, excessive drinking contributes to almost 90,000 deaths per year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Trace (USA) - Alcohol Abuse Is a Major Predictor for Gun Crime
Gun owners who have been convicted of an alcohol-related offense, such as driving under the influence or drunk and disorderly conduct, are up to five times as likely to be arrested for a violent or firearm-related crime than those who have not, new research shows.
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Dublin doctor warns more needs to be done to address Ireland's alcohol crisis
Not enough is being done to deal with Ireland’s spiralling levels of alcohol addiction, experts have warned. Dr Hugh Gallagher of the One Step Clinic in North Dublin, said unless we tackle our drinking culture booze will continue to be the drug most people are reliant on and the problem will only get worse.
Munchies_ Food by VICE (Australia) - Big Alcohol Dodges Regulations by Trying to Delegitimize Science
Hey, remember how shady sugar corporations lobbied scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar consumption and coronary heart disease? Or how soda companies used ads to make their product seem less harmful… kind of like Big Tobacco?
Nunatsiaq News (Canada) - Nunavut judge: “Alcohol abuse is tearing apart our society”
It’s not the first time a Nunavut judge has used a sentencing decision to blast Nunavut leaders for the longstanding need to deal with widespread alcohol abuse in the territory.
Pravda (Russia) - Russia to ban discounts on alcoholic drinks
Discounts on alcohol may disappear in Russia. According to the head of the Russian Federal Service for Protection of Consumer Rights, Anna Popova, such promotional campaigns appear as advertising of alcohol.
Reykjavík Grapevine (Iceland) - Alcohol Bill Could Legalise Booze In Stores, Though Parliamentary Fight Likely
It is now more likely than ever that the sale of alcohol in private stores will become a reality in Iceland. However, the matter will by all accounts still be hotly contested. (Isle of Man) - Change to guidelines on weekly alcohol consumption
Changes to advice in the UK – as well as in other European countries – on the safe level of alcohol adults can consume in a week is being adopted in the Isle of Man following a local review.

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