Thursday, January 6, 2022

Alcohol News - 1/2022

Breaking News (Ireland) - Minimum unit alcohol pricing comes into effect in Ireland
Minimum unit alcohol pricing comes into effect in Ireland from Tuesday. The controversial measure sees Ireland become one of only a small number of countries worldwide to introduce a legal floor price for the cost of alcoholic drinks.
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Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today welcomes the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for all alcohol products from tomorrow, 4th January.
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The Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol price controls will boost health, help hospitals and save lives
Minimum unit pricing (MUP), a central pillar of Ireland’s public health approach to reducing alcohol use across society, comes into effect on January 4th.
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The Guardian - Easy wins: cutting down on alcohol – ‘your heart, liver, stomach and brain will thank you’
Sometimes on a Monday or a Tuesday after work, I could really do with a G&T. Or a solitary chilled beer. Sometimes it’s just that kind of night.
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CBC (Canada) - Alcohol can cause cancer, so why don't most Canadians know that?
Alcohol is one of the top three causes of preventable cancer, so why aren’t Canadians being informed about the risks? Health experts say it's time to put warning labels on alcohol — something the industry has pushed back against.
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DW (Germany) - The choices we make: No alcohol
Is there a life after alcohol? Yes, there certainly is. Sofia stopped drinking a year ago. Andrea made the decision to quit alcohol in 2010. They talked us through the process of realizing their drinking habit was in fact life-threatening.
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CNN - Worried about your drinking? Here's how to check it
There are lots of great reasons to decide to go "dry" in January and give up alcohol. Perhaps you imbibed a bit too much over the holidays, or want to start a diet or exercise routine and can't afford the calories or the zap in energy and motivation that drinking can bring.
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Oncology Nurse Advisor - Review of Alcohol Consumption and Outcomes in Survivors of Breast Cancer
Findings from a recent study indicate that survivors of breast cancer may be at risk of cancer-related adverse events while following current guidelines that advise a safe limit of alcohol consumption of up to 1 drink per day.
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WTOP - Doctor: Alcohol could boost cancer risk
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to cut back on your alcohol, here’s some extra incentive for that plan: It could lower your risk of getting cancer.
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Harvard Health Publishing - Thinking of trying Dry January? Steps for success
Let’s file this under unsurprising news: many American adults report drinking more since the pandemic began in March 2020, according to a survey on alcohol use in the time of COVID-19.
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The Atlantic - The Truth About Prohibition
The temperance movement wasn’t an example of American exceptionalism; it was a globe-spanning network of activists and politicians who tilted not against sin but against economic exploitation.
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