Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Alcohol News - 51/2017

NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Draft strategy proposes radical plan to boost booze prices
WINE lovers and young drinkers would be hardest hit by a government proposal to increase booze prices.
Science Daily - What is the best policy for reducing the impact of alcohol on the road accident rate?
Researchers from the University of Seville have analysed alcohol consumption in traffic accident fatalities in the European Union.
The Guardian - The damage alcohol does to young teenagers is not easily spotted
Aged 16, with the creamy, peach-skin face of a child, wearing my mum’s work skirt and a pair of navy court shoes, I sat, smiling serenely, without my parents, in the Oxford branch of an Italian restaurant chain and ordered an Irish coffee.
YLE News (Finland) - Longer opening hours, stronger drink in groceries, higher taxes - new alcohol legislation passes Parliament
The Finnish Parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to a package of alcohol legislation and at the same time raised taxes on alcoholic beverages in an effort to reduce consumption.
The Guardian (UK) - One in six parents allow children alcohol by age of 14, says study
One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol by the age of 14, with potentially dire future consequences, according to a new study.
The Atlantic - Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Impair Memory
I can’t even remember what happened that night” is a common joke/cry for help among people who recently drank to the point of blacking out. But there’s also evidence that drinking even a little bit can seriously impair learning and memory.
The Independent (UK) - ‘Tis the season for sobering statistics
More than a third of Brits are choosing not to drink alcohol at up to four social occasions this festive season, a new study has found.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Police urge alcohol restraint as Christmas approaches
Police are appealing to Northlanders to take it easy on the booze after a number of alcohol-related incidents in the lead-up to the festive season.
Education Week - Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says
Cooperative learning in the classroom may have an unexpected benefit for middle school students: a lower chance that they'll use alcohol.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - More Danes choosing alcohol-free beer
Beer-loving Danes are starting to develop a taste for alcohol-free beer. Sales of alcohol free beer have risen significantly over the past year according to the brewery association Bryggeriforeningen.
Pharmacy Today - Talk to patients about how alcohol and medications #DONTMIX
With the holidays in mind, the National Council of Patient Information & Education (NCPIE) and Healthline have partnered to launch #DONTMIX, a social awareness campaign that ties back to NCPIE’s single message to “think before you drink—sometimes alcohol and medicines don’t mix.”
Wall Street Journal (USA) - Drug and Alcohol Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Soar
The number of U.S. deaths at work from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses jumped more than 30% in 2016, according to new government data, showing that the nation’s struggle with a deadly opioid epidemic is migrating to the workplace.
The Times (Ireland) - Drinks firms ‘must accept public health bill will hit profits’
A campaign group has accused business bodies of delaying the alcohol bill and attacked criticism of the government for progressing the legislation.

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