Thursday, May 17, 2018

Alcohol News - 20/2018

The Local (France) - Young French people's 'risky' thirst for alcohol revealed in new study
A new study by the French government has revealed that many French people particularly among the younger generation have a dangerous drinking habit.
Healthline - Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis in Women Spikes 50% in Less Than a Decade
Drinking rates among women have risen in recent decades, and now they’re getting hit with related complications in higher numbers.
Science Daily (UK) - Serving smaller alcoholic drinks could reduce the UK's alcohol consumption
New research published in Addiction, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, highlights the potential benefits of reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages.
Science Daily - Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs
A new review has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions.
ERR News (Estonia/Latvia) - Estonian border sales make up 13 percent of Latvia's alcohol tax receipts
Cross-border alcohol trade on the Estonian-Latvian border accounted for 13 percent of Latvia's alcohol excise duty revenue in 2017, data from the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID) shows.
The Times (UK) - Third of teenagers are served alcohol in pubs without age checks
One in three teenage drinkers is served alcohol unchallenged in Scotland’s pubs and clubs, according to a company that checks whether retailers abide by age restrictions. - Study: Alcohol use prolongs hospital length of stay after lung transplant
Lung transplant patients who showed evidence of alcohol use before their transplants spent more time in the hospital and on the ventilator, according to a study by Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine researchers.
WBUR - Alcohol Is A Major Risk Factor For Breast Cancer. Why Don't More Women Know?
In 1988, alcohol was declared a class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization. The National Cancer Institute says alcohol raises breast cancer risk even at low levels of drinking. And in the United States, an estimated 15 percent of breast cancer cases are related to alcohol.
ANSA (Italy) - Genoa bans alcohol consumption in street
Geoa on Friday banned alcohol consumption in the streets of most of the historic centre in a move meant to combat public drunkenness. The ban runs from seven in the morning till nine at night.
Montreal Gazette (Canada) - Online ads for sweet, high-alcohol drinks target youth: Quebec public health agency
Online advertising for sugary, high-alcohol drinks is a veritable “wild west,” and explicitly targets minors, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec says.
Civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to be cautious of promises by alcohol industry of protecting the health and safety of consumers. (Finland) - Study: Quit alcohol, prevent 13,000 cancer cases in Finland
If Finns gave up drinking, a dramatic decrease in esophageal cancer would occur, with a 23 percent drop in such cases over the next three decades, say Nordic researchers. Tee-totaling would also prevent some 5000 instances of breast cancer and 3200 cancers of the mouth and throat.
The Northern Echo - One in four drinkers risk cancer due to alcohol intake
ONE in four North-East drinkers are exceeding alcohol guidelines, according to figures released by campaign group Balance.
In response to the recent comments from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI: 7th May), Alcohol Action Ireland have refuted the assertion that the EU Commission has stated that Ireland’s proposed measures, as outlined in the Public Health Alcohol Bill, ‘go beyond what is required to effectively tackle alcohol misuse’.

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