Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alcohol News - 50/2017

ERR News (Estonia/EU) - Eurocare applauds Estonian EU presidency's policy regarding alcohol abuse
European alcohol policy alliance Eurocare recognized the Estonian presidency's "courage and persistence" that led to the adoption of the Council Conclusions on cross-border aspects in alcohol policy, making another attempt at tackling the abuse of alcohol.
EurekAlert (USA) - Alcohol taxes are too low, have not kept up with inflation
State alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (Canada) - Wasted lives: The impact of policy on alcohol consumption and addiction
Alcohol sales bring in more money to the provincial government than natural gas royalties, forestry revenue or tobacco taxes, but some experts argue the social and healthcare costs outweigh the profits.
The West Australian (Australia) - Booze ban: Documents reveal police plan for toughest alcohol restrictions in the Pilbara
Hard-drinking Pilbara mining towns could be hit with some of the toughest liquor restrictions in the State if a controversial police plan to reduce alcohol-related violence in the region is given the go-ahead.
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ERR News (Estonia) -
Bill to further restrict alcohol sales eased in Riigikogu
A bill of amendments to the Alcohol Act and Advertising Act set to further restrict Estonia's alcohol policy, which passed first reading in the Riigikogu in March, has since been eased significantly in the Riigikogu, daily Postimees writes.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - New Caledonia campaigns against alcohol abuse
The New Caledonian government has adopted a comprehensive plan to counter excessive drinking, which has been identified as a key problem.
EURACTIV (EU) - Combat digestive diseases with tighter controls on the alcohol and food industry
You are what you eat, the saying goes, but what about what we drink? Dietary regulations across Europe need to be stricter if digestive disease rates are to fall, writes Thierry Ponchon.
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Harvard Health -
Is there a link between alcohol and skin cancer?
Patients are always elated when you can recommend an enjoyable, health-improving, recreational activity. As a runner, my favorite “prescription” while pregnant was exercise!
ERR News (Latvia/Estonia) - Latvian health minister praises Estonia's alcohol policy
In a letter to Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski, Latvian Minister for Health Anda Čakša commended Estonia's alcohol policy and said that Latvia is likewise planning to raise its alcohol excise duty. (Ireland) - Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug
ALMOST TWO PEOPLE in Ireland died each day in 2015 as a result of overdoses, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use.
GhanaWeb (Ghana) - FDA bans advertisement of alcohol in the media effective 2018
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) effective 1st January 2018, has banned both advertisement and Live Presenter Mention(LPM)of alcoholic beverages in the media before 8pm.
Huffington Post South Africa (South Africa) - How Alcohol Plays A Role In Gender-based Violence --- And What Must Happen Now
How many times do you hear about alcohol playing a role in a Gender-Based Violence (GBV)? In our view, far too many times not to have a frank discussion about it.
The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Statistics shows significant drop in health damage from alcohol in Estonia
A significant reduction in the health damage caused by alcohol has taken place in Estonia in 2017 compared with 2016, as mortality numbers, the number of crimes committed by people under the influence of alcohol and of road accidents involving a drunk driver have all decreased, provisional figures by the National Institute for Health Development and the police suggest.
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA) - Baby boomers are becoming 'baby boozers' as reliance on alcohol and drugs rises
Maybe it wasn’t rock bottom, but Clare Mannion can’t imagine how it could have been worse, finding herself, as she did, drinking airplane bottles of vodka in her closet.

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