Thursday, March 3, 2022

Alcohol News - 9/2022

Euronews (Norway) - Norway bans Russian alcohol from wine shops following Ukraine invasioon
Norwegian liquor stores are removing Russian-made alcoholic beverages from their shelves following the invasion of Ukraine, Norway’s alcohol monopoly said on Tuesday.
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Robb Report - The Myths Around ‘Healthy Booze’ and Why They’re Misleading
There are some things that we generally accept as being healthy without really knowing exactly why, even if the science behind them is questionable. We pop multivitamins, consume carrots for better eyesight and eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Even if these things aren’t actively helping us, doing them is relatively benign. The stakes are mighty low. But some claims to health can actually invite harm, like asserting that beverages containing alcohol can be a positive addition to your well being.
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Ohio State News - How the density of bars, restaurants affects parents’ alcohol use
Past research has shown that people drink more frequently and drink higher amounts of alcohol when they have more bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods where they live.
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ABC (Australia) - Do you have anxiety and drink alcohol to cope? It could be making things worse
Bree Hayden always thought alcohol was easing her anxiety. Since adolescence, she used it to calm the uncomfortable feelings she often experienced.
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News Medical - New signature initiative on increasing alcohol taxes could benefit people’s health, reduce mortality
Across the Region, alcohol consumption leads to almost one million deaths each year from a wide range of causes, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), as well as infectious diseases and injuries. Every day in the Region, around 2500 people die because of alcohol.
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BBC (UK) - Alcohol addiction: Trying to go sober without any funding
Carly Reed used to drink up to five bottles of wine a day, but she has checked into a clinic as she tries to go sober.
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Nation Thailand (Thailand) - Alcohol consumption on upward trend as Covid measures relaxed
Thai people spent 78.542 billion baht on alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in the fourth quarter of 2021, higher than in the previous year, the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Monday.
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British Liver Trust (UK) - Research shows alcohol purchases for the heaviest drinkers increased by 17 times during lockdown
New research has found that Britain’s heaviest drinkers bought around 17 times more alcohol from shops and supermarkets than the lowest purchasing households during the lockdown period of March to July 2020.
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Alcohol Health Alliance (Wales) - Four nations, 15 years: alcohol policy in Wales
Across the four nations, there have been great policy successes and pitfalls over that time. In this blog series, we look back on the progress that has been made to help reduce alcohol harm across the UK and reflect upon what needs to happen next.
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