Thursday, April 1, 2021

Alcohol News - 13/2021

popNAD (Denmark/Finland) - Children with parental alcohol problems have an increased risk of not attaining a secondary education
Parental alcohol problems increase the children’s risk of early school leaving in Denmark and Finland. Children with parental alcohol problems are also more likely to have other problems in their family, such as financial difficulties, psychiatric disorders and divorce, which are related to school drop-out.
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Cancer Council WA (Australia) - Ineffective alcohol advertising watchdog says it was ok to stay in and drink up during pandemic
Twelve months since Australia first went into lockdown, Cancer Council has released a report demonstrating how industry codes failed to protect the community from harmful alcohol advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more (UK) - Sobriety tags launched in England to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime
Sobriety tags and drinking bans aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled crimes launch in England today (Wednesday 31 March), following a successful rollout in Wales.
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NBC Boston (USA) - Being Away From Others Led to Spike in Alcohol, Drug Consumption
The pandemic led us away from people, with more working at home and fewer social gatherings.
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Stuff (New Zealand) - Public health experts, DHBs call for alcohol law change to protect young Kiwis
Auckland’s public health body and three district health boards are calling for a revision of the laws around alcohol promotion, as they say the status quo is “failing to keep young people safe”.
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CBS News (USA) - Post-lockdown consumers reach for alcohol-free drinks to avoid hangovers
Restaurants and bars in the U.S. are reopening and Americans who have been cooped up for more than a year are relishing socializing in person again. What's different, though, is that watering-hole patrons are increasingly consuming alcohol-free cocktails, wine and beer, after lockdown fueled an uptick in alcohol sales in the early months of the pandemic.
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Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Parliament has a drinking problem so it’s time to consider a booze ban
Removing alcohol from Parliament won’t solve its toxic culture, but it should be part of the approach.
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Dutch News (Netherlands) - Parks closed, alcohol banned as youngsters flock to the sunshine
Alcohol has been banned in the popular Sonsbeek park in Arnhem while outdoor spaces in other cities have been closed to the public as people flock outside to take advantage of the spring sunshine.
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News Post Leader (UK) - Calls for tighter restrictions on cheap alcohol
A health leader preparing to step down has again hit out at the price of alcohol and the effects it has on communities.
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The Local Spain (Spain) - ‘Alcohol tourism’: Footage of drunk foreign tourists in Spain riles locked-down locals
Images of drunk foreign tourists shouting in the streets and police raiding illegal parties in Madrid at a time when locals are not allowed to travel between Spain's regions have left many Spaniards up in arms.
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NI Belfast Live (Northern Ireland) - NI alcohol related deaths rise dramatically over ten years
Northern Ireland has experienced a 48% rise in alcohol related deaths, new figures show. The research by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency looked at ‘recent trends and socio-economic associations in alcohol-specific mortality’ across the population.
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Closed restaurants and bars, cancelled events, cross-border traffic limitations: the measures taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic led to a decline in the per capita alcohol consumption in Germany in 2020.
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