Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Alcohol News - 48/2017

Medscape - Different Alcohol Types Trigger Specific Emotions
Vodka, gin, whiskey, and other spirits are more likely to increase aggression compared with other alcoholic beverages. In addition, other alcohol types elicit other specific emotions, a large international survey shows.
ThinkProgress (USA) - The public health problem buried in the Senate GOP’s tax bill
As alcohol-linked deaths continue to rise, the Senate is expected to vote on a tax bill this week that would exacerbate this public health problem. Tucked away in the Senate’s tax bill is the “Craft Beverage Modernization” provision, which would cut federal excise taxes on alcohol producers, particularly small brewers.
ITV News (Wales) - Minimum unit price for alcohol 'will save lives'
The introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol in Wales will have the greatest impact on hazardous and harmful drinkers, according to new research.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Harm from alcohol misuse rises as historic recommendations ignored, study finds
Australians are drinking 25 per cent less alcohol than they were 40 years ago, but it's causing more harm than ever, a new study says.
Birmingham Mail (UK) - This is how much alcohol abuse cost the NHS in Birmingham and Sandwell
Alcohol abuse in Sandwell and Birmingham costs the NHS a staggering £72.1 million a year, new figures have revealed.
ERR News (Estonia) - Estonian government halves size of next planned alcohol excise duty hike
The Estonian government on Thursday evening decided to halve the next planned alcohol excise duty hike on beers, ciders and strong liquor, which is to take place in February.
CTV News (Canada) - In a Canadian first, Yukon rolls out cancer warning labels on alcohol
Yukon has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to begin adding warning labels on bottles of wine, beer and liquor, to advise consumers about safe consumption levels and to remind drinkers that alcohol can cause cancer.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine (Canada) - New drinking and driving rules bring mandatory alcohol screening to Canada
In May, the federal government tabled Bill C-46, which would amend the Criminal Code for impaired driving offences. The proposed changes come on the eve of the government’s legalization of recreational cannabis use, and they include new “legal limit” drug offences, as well as mandatory alcohol screening.
Economic Times (India) - Ban on alcohol bringing positive change: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today claimed that ban on alcohol has brought a positive change in the society and his government was committed to punishing those who violate the prohibition law.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Push for mandatory warning labels on alcohol for pregnant and breastfeeding women
A PUSH for mandatory health warnings on alcohol for pregnant and breastfeeding women will be supported by Victoria at a meeting of health and food chiefs tomorrow. - Metabolic defects and alcohol combined linked to increased risk of liver disease
A new study has found that features of the metabolic syndrome and alcohol consumption are linked with increased risk of developing liver disease.
Vanguard (Nigeria) - 90 per cent of road accidents caused by alcohol, hard drugs – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that 90 per cent of road accidents in the country was as a result of alcoholic drinks, hard drugs among others factors.
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) - Disappointment over Christchurch council's decision to shelve alcohol policy
Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health is disappointed the council's bent the knee to the alcohol industry.
The Daily Campus (USA) - Enough is enough: stopping alcohol-related fraternity deaths
Matthew Ellis was a newly initiated Phi Kappa Psi member at Texas State Nov. 12. Only hours after his initiation into the brotherhood, he was pronounced dead by medical authorities. Preliminary investigations suggest alcohol poisoning as the cause of death.

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