Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Alcohol News - 43/2017

The Guardian (UK) - UK-wide minimum alcohol price would save lives and ease pressure on NHS
We unequivocally endorse the Welsh government’s adoption of a minimum unit price for alcohol (Wales reveals plan for minimum alcohol price, 23 October).
EurekAlert - There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, new study shows
Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Lobby groups accused of trying to derail alcohol legislation
Business lobby groups and alcohol industry “surrogates” are attempting to derail legislation that will reform how alcohol is sold and promoted in Ireland, an alliance of health groups has said.
Futurity: Research News - Dad’s alcohol abuse may up risk of teen dating violence
Teens who grew up with a parent with an alcohol use disorder may have a higher risk of being involved in abusive dating relationships.
Financial Times (UK) - UK retirees using ‘pension freedoms’ for alcohol and gambling
Some British retirees are using their “pension freedoms” to fund alcohol and gambling binges before falling back on the government for help, MPs have been told.
Times LIVE - Alcohol question is all up in the air
Can an airline prohibit you from drinking alcohol on board, other than that sold by them? I asked that question of Nic Vlok, acting CEO of Mango Airlines, after spotting a "you may only drink alcohol purchased on board" line on their in-flight magazine's menu.
New Vision (Uganda) - Govt asked to enforce ban on sale of alcohol in sachets
In January this year, the trade ministry issued a statement notifying alcohol manufacturers that the Government had given them up to September 30, to stop the sale of alcohol packed in sachets.
WebMD - Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder.
YLE News (Finland) - Yle poll: MPs split on coming alcohol bill
An Yle-commissioned poll finds that Finnish MPs are split fifty-fifty on whether or not a new alcohol law should be passed in November. The change would raise the maximum allowed alcohol content of beverages sold in shops, allow barkeepers to sell drinks to go and extend the opening hours of Alko.
Daily Mail (UK) - Over two million Brits exceed their weekly alcohol allowance on a SINGLE holiday flight
According to data from a travel insurance specialist, over two million have exceeded their weekly alcohol allowance on a single flight, ordering 15 units or more during the journey. But many do so because they're terrified of flying.
The Guardian - Should I avoid drinking in front of my children?
A new report suggests that young people are aware of their parents’ drinking – and it may well have an impact on their relationship with alcohol. So should you keep booze out of the family home?
TheHDRoom - How Hollywood is Glorifying Excessive Consumption of Alcohol
Films are supposedly a mirror of life. We watch and enjoy films because we are able to empathize with the characters and learn something about ourselves; supposedly. Looking at entire genres – action and comedy – we can notice a deviation from life toward the exaggerated, the over-the-top.
Radio New Zealand (Samoa) - Number of alcohol-related crimes in Samoa reduced
A senior judge in Samoa says alcohol-related offending has reduced since the opening of Samoa's Alcohol and Drug Court (ADC) in February last year.
Business Day (Uruguay) - After victory against Big Tobacco, Uruguay’s Vazquez takes aim at alcohol
Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez is taking his crusade against cigarettes to alcohol, while doubling down on tobacco regulation, after a court threw out a dispute with Philip Morris.

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