Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Alcohol News - 27/2019


CNN (USA) - The secondhand harms of drinking impact 1 in 5 adults, study says
About one-fifth of adults in the United States have experienced some form of harm due to someone else's behavior while drinking.
The Guardian - The rise of the sober curious: having it all, without alcohol
Delage was a young, beautiful, Parisian Instagram it-girl with more than 100,000 followers at her peak, continually posting photos of herself at rooftop parties or aboard yachts in late summer, hair tousled, and always, always, with a drink in hand.
CBS News - Alcoholic beverages should carry cancer warnings, health groups say
Consumer and public health agencies are calling on federal regulators to add new warning labels on alcoholic beverages to indicate they may cause cancer.
Science Daily - Brain imaging may help identify teens at risk of increasing alcohol use
Teenagers with large amounts of grey matter in the brain at age 14 are more likely to increase their alcohol use over the next five years, according to a whole brain imaging study.
The Scotsman (UK) - Boris Johnson pledges crackdown on 'sin tax' levies on sugar, alcohol and tobacco
Boris Johnson has pledged to halt hikes on so-called sin taxes, which include levies on tobacco, alcohol and sugar, even as the impact of obesity was laid bare by a new campaign.
TimesLIVE (South Africa) - Zoleka Mandela: Drugs and alcohol taking 'serious toll on SA communities'
As drug and alcohol abuse continue to dominate conversations across Mzansi, Zoleka Mandela has weighed in on the scourge and the toll it is taking on SA communities.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol minimum pricing rules to be fast-tracked by Cabinet
The Government is set to fast-track new laws to clamp down on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets, with the Cabinet expected to approve plans within the next two weeks.
News Now Finland (Estonia/Finland) - Estonia alcohol tax drop impacts prices for Finnish shoppers
Travelers from Finland to Estonia hoping to stock up on their alcohol supplies will notice a drop in the price of booze from Monday.
United States Army (USA) - Alcohol and Water Don't Mix
According to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and a leading contributor in boating accidents.
Teesside Live (UK) - Cheap booze and drink adverts under spotlight in move to tackle alcohol issues
A crack team of experts has been tasked with turning around Stockton’s troubled relationship with alcohol. Almost 40% of the borough’s residents drink at levels which increase risk of harm to their health with death rates due to alcohol significantly higher than the national average.
Simple Flying - Disruptive Passenger Crackdown Prompts Ryanair Hand Luggage Alcohol Rule
Ryanair has banned alcohol in hand luggage on a number of routes. The move on select Spanish routes from the UK is designed to stop disruptive passengers onboard aircraft.
Express (Italy/UK) - Italy tourists urged to AVOID booze during European heatwave
UK travellers have been urged to ditch the booze as temperatures soar in the Mediterranean country during the well-documented - will you be paying heed?
Deutche Welle (Poland) - Poland: Zero Tolerance for Drunk-driving
In Poland drivers with raised blood alcohol levels can expect drastic punishments. That also applies to bicyclists who've had too much to drink.

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