Thursday, September 5, 2019

Alcohol News - 36/2019

WHO Europe - In Europe, people continue to consume more alcohol than in any other place in the world
A recent WHO report shows that rates of harmful alcohol consumption in Europe have not dropped as expected, even though all countries have signed the European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012–2020.
The Lancet - Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol
8 years after the adoption of the WHO European Action Plan on Alcohol (EAPA), the region has the highest prevalence of drinkers, heavy episodic drinking, alcohol consumption per capita, and the lowest proportion of abstainers, compared with other WHO region.
Healthline (USA) - Rising Number of E-Scooter Accidents Tied to Alcohol
Electric scooters — or e-scooters as they’re often called — have skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years.
Voice of America (USA) - Stressed-Out American Students Turn to Alcohol
Fifty-seven percent of full-time American college students had a drink in the last month, and about 38% of those students were binge drinking, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. What influences such heavy drinking on campuses? Sahar Majid has more in this report narrated by JimBertel. (USA) - Proposed regs on tasting rooms tighten tensions in alcohol industry
A new set of proposed regulations has split the state’s alcohol industry: breweries, wineries and distilleries that make it versus bars, hotels and restaurants that serve it.
The Scotsman (UK) - Most middle-aged drinkers not cutting back on alcohol, says new research
Fewer than half of middle-aged drinkers have tried to cut back on their alcohol intake, according to new research.
BBC News - Conversation boosts honesty over drinking in pregnancy, study finds
A "conversational approach" is the most successful way of encouraging honest disclosure of drinking habits by pregnant women, a new study says. (Canada) - Family doctors key to spotting alcohol abuse, researchers say
More than one million Canadians suffer from alcohol use disorder in any given year. But most never get the professional help they need, according to researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
Toronto Star (Canada) - How many calories in a drink? Researchers say alcohol labels should spell it out
A study suggests the average Canadian drinker receives more than one-tenth of their daily recommended calories from alcoholic beverages, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the label.
IEG Policy (Ireland) - Ireland notifies EU of regulation to ban alcohol promotions
The Irish government wants to ban the use of bonus or loyalty card points which would allow people to buy alcoholic drinks at a reduced price or free of charge.
Personnel Today - A third ‘pressured’ to drink more alcohol at work social events
Co-workers are more influential than family members or partners when it comes to encouraging staff to have more alcohol than they had intended, research has indicated. (Estonia) - Poll: Estonians losing interest in buying alcohol in Latvia
The interest of Estonians in buying alcohol in neighbouring Latvia has decreased, as showed by the latest poll by Kantar Emor pollster, following the decisions of both Estonia and Latvia to cut their excise tax rates on alcohol.
Majorca Daily Bulletin (Balearic Islands) - Alcohol addiction affects 60,000 people
A study by alcohol and drug dependency charity Projecte Home reveals that almost 60,000 people in the Balearics are in effect addicted to alcohol. The consumption by 58,000 of the population is "problematic and intensive", as they are hooked on a legal substance which is tolerated and accepted by society.
The Good Men Project - How We Became the Heaviest Drinkers in a Century
Beyond the health risks and potential harm from drink-fuelled crime, there’s the more insidious aspect of Peak Booze: the mental baggage it has left us with.
NHS Borders - Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix
Borders Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) are aiming to help Borderers understand that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix as part of promoting International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day on 9 September.
ADF (Australia) - Alcohol and breast cancer: Australians need to know
One in five breast cancers are linked to alcohol consumption. However, only 19% of Australians, according to research conducted by the Cancer Council of Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research, were aware of the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer – and this link is significant. (UK) - Revealed: Impact of cancers linked to drinking in West Sussex
The number of alcohol-related cancers diagnosed has risen in West Sussex, new data reveals.

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