Thursday, June 18, 2020

Alcohol News - 24/2020

CNN - Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19
Alcohol sales may have boomed during lockdown, but our return to air travel will be an altogether more sobering experience.
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Fox News - Moderate drinkers still at higher risk for cancer, early death, alcohol study claims
Even drinkers who stick to the weekly "low-risk" alcohol guidelines are at greater risk of cancer and early death, scientists say.
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CapeTalk (South Africa) - Zero-tolerance alcohol driving law includes alcohol-based medications – insurer
When the law comes into effect, King Price's Wynand Van Vuuren says car claims may well be rejected if there is any blood alcohol.
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Border Telegraph (Scotland) - Scotland's alcohol sales remain at record low
ALCOHOL sales in Scotland remain at their lowest level on record for a second year, a study has found.
Read more (Ireland) - Study shows two thirds of Irish men drinking to cope during pandemic
A new study has shown that two thirds of Irish men have turned to drinking alcohol as a means of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Medical Xpress - Booze ads designed to keep you laughing all the way to the bottle shop
'Get them laughing to get them drinking' seems to be the motto of the alcohol industry according to an analysis of alcohol ads displayed across a range of media types in Australia.
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The Medical Independent (Ireland) - Alcohol in Ireland: Dying for a drink
Alcohol is synonymous with Irish culture; this is compounded by the fact that there’s an Irish pub in every corner of the globe, our number-one tourist attraction is a brewery, and Irish history is rich with characters infamous for their love of a drink, from Shane McGowan to Oscar Wilde.
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Holyrood (Scotland) - Alcohol causing 22 deaths per week in Scotland despite consumption at lowest level on record
Alcohol consumption in Scotland is at its lowest level on record, but 22 people per week are still dying from alcohol-related causes, new figures from Public Health Scotland show.
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RNZ (New Zealand) - Academics call for end to alcohol industry-backed youth education programme
New Zealand academics have slammed an in-schools live theatre programme designed to educate young students on the dangers of underage drinking.
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Centre for Crime and Justice Studies - We need to change how we approach alcohol-related violence
Last year, two in every five (39 per cent) violent incidents in England and Wales were alcohol-related. In fact, the proportion hasn’t dipped below this at any point in the last ten years.
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Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Alcohol Policy and Coronavirus: An Open Research Agenda
The pandemic of COVID-19 hit Dublin, Ireland, just before the opening of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) on March 9, 2020, causing more than 100 cancellations of registered participants.
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Public Health Scotland (Scotland) - Annual MESAS report on alcohol consumption, price and harms in Scotland out today
As part of the continued delivery of the crucial Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) programme, Public Health Scotland today published the MESAS Monitoring Report 2020.
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CBC (Canada) - Liquor monopoly won't be privatized, says N.L. finance minister
The private sector played a critical role in beefing up booze sales in Newfoundland and Labrador during the pandemic, but the finance minister says he won't hear talk of privatization.
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Addiction Research & Theory - Reconceptualising the study of alcohol policy decision-making: the contribution of political science
In this article, we demonstrate the applicability of a 3-I (interests, institutions, and ideas) framework to alcohol policy research. The analysis uses literature from political science research to provide a core theoretical framework.
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