Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alcohol News - 33/2020

BBC News (South Africa) - South Africa: Queues as ban on alcohol and cigarettes ends
For the first time in weeks, South Africans are allowed to buy alcohol and cigarettes as the government relaxes lockdown restrictions introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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The Journal (Ireland) - Pricing survey finds weekly alcohol limit can be reached for under €8
IRISH PEOPLE CAN reach their weekly limit for low-risk alcohol consumption for less than €8, according to a new price survey of the nation’s off-licences.
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News Medical - Language used to describe alcohol intoxication may give insight into drinking habits
People have always used different words to describe the inebriating effects of alcohol, from "blotto" in the 1920s to "honkers" in the 1950s. Now, new Penn State research suggests the language young adults use to describe the effects they feel from drinking may give insight into their drinking habits.
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ERR News (Latvia/Estonia) - Latvia's cross-border alcohol trade is flourishing again
Despite the lowering of the alcohol excise duty and travel restrictions implemented to stop the spread of coronavirus, Latvia's cross border trade is going well.
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Safety and Health (UK) - Survey finds many young adults think it’s OK to drink alcohol while pregnant
More than 1 out of 4 young adults don’t know pregnant women shouldn’t drink alcohol, results of a recent survey out of the United Kingdom show.
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The University of Newcastle (Australia) - Recognising the hazardous effects of ‘pre-loading’ with alcohol
Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH) has revealed the significant risks associated with pre-loading with alcohol.
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Spectrum News (USA) - ABC Officials Say Alcohol Sales Videos No Laughing Matter
Experienced alcohol sales professionals on Friday said trying to disguise yourself as a senior won't get past a watchful cashier.
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Healio - Miscarriage risk increases with each week of alcohol consumption during pregnancy
The risk for miscarriage increases with each week of alcohol consumption in early pregnancy, regardless of the amount consumed, according to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Daily Mail (UK) - Giving youngsters small sips of beer and wine to encourage safe consumption increases risk of problem drinking
Allowing teenagers to have smalls sips of alcohol at home can increase their risk of problem drinking, a new study has found.
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The Sun (UK) - Millions of Brits are drinking more alcohol since the start of lockdown sparking addiction fears
MILLIONS of Brits are drinking more booze since the start of lockdown — sparking fears they could struggle to shake the habit.
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Croakey (Australia) - Alcohol harm hiding in the home
Pubs, clubs and restaurants have been off-limits for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this restriction hasn’t curbed Australians’ drinking habits.
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Flux Magazine (UK) - What we can all learn from the city that is encouraging people to ditch alcohol
‘Doing drinking differently’ is one official aim and outcome of a detailed consultation project into the impact of alcohol on one of the UK’s biggest cities – and perhaps there’s a message in there for us all.
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New Mexico department of Health (USA) - New Mexico’s alcohol-related death rate remains highest in the U.S.
The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced that New Mexico continues to have the highest rate of alcohol-related death in the U.S., according to a recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Intouch Public health (Australia) - Alcohol and young Australian women: a not so healthy mix
What do Drake, Pink and Luke Bryan have in common? These artists have the most songs with at least one reference to alcohol in the Billboard Hot 100 music charts. In fact, from 2007 to 2016, an average of 22.4 per cent of songs from Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end charts included one or more mentions of alcohol.
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Scoop (New Zealand) - Local Alcohol Policy Brings Stricter Controls On Sale And Supply Of Alcohol
The sale and supply of alcohol in Horowhenua will be subject to stricter controls in future, following Horowhenua District Council’s adoption of a Local Alcohol Policy for the district.
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