Thursday, June 24, 2021

Alcohol News - 25/2021

The Guardian (Japan) - Tokyo Olympics organisers ban alcohol sales after public outcry
Games officials faced accusations the event was getting preferential treatment while other Tokyo businesses still faced alcohol restrictions.
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Holyrood (Scotland) - People suffering from alcohol dependency cut back on other spending because of minimum pricing
Minimum pricing for alcohol may be causing some people struggling with dependency to reduce daily spending elsewhere in order to afford alcohol, a new report has said.
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Business Wire (Canada) - Canadians increasing alcohol and drug use to cope with mental strain; parents at highest risk
The research revealed that one third (34 per cent) of respondents who use alcohol reported an increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic, while one quarter (25 per cent) of Canadians who use other drugs reported an increase in their drug use.
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PolitiFact - No, the WHO isn’t trying to ban women ages 18-50 from drinking alcohol
A proposed global action plan on alcohol consumption put together by the World Health Organization is being criticized after some believed the health agency was effectively trying to ban women "of childbearing age" from being able to drink alcohol
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Stuff (New Zealand) - NZ should adopt Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol härm
For years, Scotland has wrestled with the harm caused by alcohol. Early death, ill health, crime, suicide, and medical staff dealing with drunk and abusive patients.
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DATAC (Canada) - Rise in young adult drinking concerns New Brunswick’s fetal alcohol centre
According to new research from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), one-third of young adults in New Brunswick have been drinking more alcohol over the course of the pandemic. These new findings are alarming experts at New Brunswick’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Centre of Excellence (FASDCE) in Moncton.
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Middlesbourough (UK) - Drinking at home - what's the cost for young people?
Young people are the focus of the latest phase of the hard-hitting ‘Drinking At Home, At What Cost?' campaign. The aim is to raise awareness among young people of the harms associated with drinking alcohol.
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Northumberland Gazette - Health campaigners question alcohol advertising at Euro 2020
Health campaigners have questioned the inappropriateness of alcohol brands sponsoring high profile sports events, exposing children to alcohol.
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WHO - Third WHO Forum on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (FADAB)
The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA) Unit, within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO Headquarters organizes, for the third time, the WHO global Forum on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (FADAB).
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BNN News (Lithuania) - Liberals propose lowering alcohol sale age to 18, extend sale time
The Liberal Movement’s political group in the Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, proposed on Wednesday, June 16, amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control to lower the existing alcohol sale age and also set the same alcohol sale hours for all days of the week.
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