Thursday, June 27, 2019

Alcohol News - 26/2019

Washington Post - Millennials have sparked a sober revolution, and alcohol brands are starting to notice
It’s everywhere you look these days: #SoberCurious, #SoberIsSexy, #SoberLife and #SoberSaturday. There are sober nightclubs, sober early-morning dance parties, Instagram influencers who anchor their online identities with an eschewal of alcohol.
The BMJ - Alcohol complicates multimorbidity in older adults
Lower birth rates and higher life expectancy are transforming global population age profiles, such that the prevalence of long term health conditions in the general population is rising steeply, with more people living with multimorbidity as they age. (Australia) - Alcohol retail giant BWS accused of Dry July charity stunt
Alcohol retailer BWS has been criticised by health groups for sponsoring the sobriety challenge Dry July, accused of hijacking a good cause with an “empty, manipulative stunt”. - It's time we stopped basing tech events around alcohol
The partnership between journalism and alcohol is as old as the pubs on Fleet Street, and the tech press has been a keen participant in the tradition. But it's 2019, and way past time we stopped making alcohol the linchpin of our events.
Happy Mag (Australia) - Australian-first study names alcohol the most harmful drug to society
According to a recent Australian study, alcohol causes the most overall harm to the Australian community.
The Hindu BusinessLine - Just one glass of wine may impair sense of control: Study
Drinking only one pint of beer or a large glass of wine is enough to significantly compromise a person’s sense of agency -- the feeling of being in control of actions, according to a study. (Canada) - Stay safe around drugs and alcohol at summer festivals: Health Canada
With a lot of festivals and events planned for the summer, Health Canada wants you to be safe if you’re using substances like cannabis, other drugs or alcohol. (Latvia) - Saeima committee okays reducing excise tax on strong alcohol until end of February 2020
The Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee today approved for the final reading the bill cutting the rate of excise tax on alcohol to 15 percent until February 29, 2020. (New Zealand) - Council adopts Kilbirnie alcohol ban
Wellington City Councillors have adopted a plan to implement an alcohol ban in Kilbirnie following a review and public consultation – effective immediately. (Ireland) - Scots' success paves way for alcohol price controls
Ireland will move quickly to implement a minimum price below which alcoholic drink cannot be sold, the Taoiseach has said.
Medical Xpress - Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking only one pint of beer or a large glass of wine is enough to significantly compromise a person's sense of agency.
Stars and Stripes (Japan) - Japan outlaws flying drone aircraft while under the influence of alcohol
It will soon be illegal to fly drones while under the influence of alcohol in Japan, something that was already prohibited on U.S. military facilities, according to American and Japanese officials.
Noted - How 'wine mum' culture is harmful to both mothers and children
Attitudes to daily drinking are changing as more evidence emerges that the ideal level of consumption is probably none at all.
ERR News (Estonia) - Ratas: Excise duty debate across Baltic states, Finland would make sense
After Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš called for a pan-Baltic approach to alcohol excise policy, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) said on Thursday that Finland should be included in the discussion as well.
BBC News (UK) - Eurostar backtracks on train booze ban
Eurostar has updated its policy on how much alcohol passengers can carry, following a backlash on social media.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) - Hong Kong to ban under-18s buying alcohol in shops
Hong Kong youngsters will no longer be allowed to buy alcohol from shops when a new law kicks in on the last day of this month.

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