NordAN (Sweden) -
CAN: Sharp reduction in traveller imports and smuggling of alcohol in 2020
Both traveller imports and alcohol smuggling decreased significantly in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019. This is shown by preliminary data produced by CAN (The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs).
Science Daily - How
alcohol cravings get stronger after drinking during withdrawal
A new finding in an animal study could eventually lead to improved treatments to minimize cravings in people with alcohol use disorder.
Review - The Expanding Landscape of Alcohol Delivery Services
Following consumer trends and fueled by the pandemic and related loosening of restrictions on in-state retailer alcohol delivery regulations, the marketplace for alcohol delivery services has expanded exponentially over the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down.
The Northern Echo
- Reality TV ‘bombards’ young people with images of alcohol use, study says
Reality TV “bombards” young people with alcohol marketing up to thousands of times across some of the most popular shows, a study has warned.
Daily Mail (UK) -
Britons cut back on meat and alcohol as cost of living crisis bites
Britons are drastically cutting back on meat and alcohol as the cost of living crisis engulfing the country bites, shocking figures show.
(Scotland) - Lifting alcohol ban on ScotRail trains would be a disaster,
A transport union organiser has revealed that antisocial behaviour on trains has worsened since alcohol was banned on ScotRail services but insisted that lifting the order would be an “absolute disaster”.
(Spain) - Spain holiday warning as new alcohol rule limits drinks to certain
number per day
People heading to one of the party destinations in Spain should be aware of a new rule on alcohol. Thomas Cook has warned customers on new limits being imposed on alcohol in all-inclusive hotels at some of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations.
- Support for alcohol-free pregnancies
Alcohol can cause harm at all stages of pregnancy. Health professionals play a key role in supporting all mothers-to-be to avoid harm.
The Mayour (Czech
Republic) - Pilsen bans the consumption of alcohol in several public spaces
As of 1 May, the Czech City of Pilsen has banned the consumption of alcoholic beverages in several public spaces. The goal of the new decree is to increase the safety of citizens and protect young people.
(Scotland) - Scottish Government considers limit on alcohol advertising:
Maree Todd 'deeply troubled' by impact on children
Public Health Minister, Maree Todd, said she found the current levels of alcohol advertising "deeply troubling" and wanted to reduce the attractiveness of alcohol.
USA Today - I'm
a woman who likes to go running. Why am I pressured to drink beer during
Alcohol and running are becoming cultural partners. We need to think harder about encouraging drinking with women who exercise.
IAS Blog - ‘Let’s
get Mortal!’ Alcohol content in reality TV programmes over a 1-year period and
There is now strong, causal evidence that young people who see alcohol advertising or other alcohol content in the media are more likely to start drinking alcohol, or drink more if they already do.
Australian (Australia/New Zealand) - Food Standards Australia New Zealand
considers nutrition labels for alcohol
Aussies have largely been kept in the dark on the kilojoules and sugar hiding in their booze, but that could soon change under a proposal to consider nutrition labels on alcoholic drinks.
Express - 'Moderate'
alcohol intake could cause peripheral neuropathy warns expert - key risks
THE RAMIFICATIONS of alcohol abuse have been studied at length, with research suggesting there is no healthy level of consumption. There is proof that prolonged drinking is a great cause of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Some lesser-known risks, such as peripheral neuropathy, may result from moderate alcohol intake.
(France) - ANALYSIS: Why the French are drinking less and less wine
From the so-called ‘French paradox’ to the changing face of society – French drinking habits have undergone a radical shift over the past 70 years, with just one in 10 French people now drinking alcohol every day.
Movendi - The
Use of Alcohol Policy to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals in European
The findings of this study show that most European countries fail to consider alcohol as obstacle to multiple other SDGs than health in the design of measures to achieve these goals.
The BMJ - The
pollution of health discourse and the need for effective counter-framing
The UK Health Foundation argues that to better communicate on the social determinants of health, we need to change our framing.1 Framing describes what we say about an issue or concept and how we say it, which in turn affects people’s understanding, reactions, feelings, and actions.
Spectrum News 1
(USA) - Report: Alcohol use disorder leads to 232M missed work days per year
Alcohol use disorder can wreak havoc on a person's life. A recent study found that between 2015 and 2019, it led to 232 million missed workdays in the U.S. annually. The pandemic just made things worse.
Breast Cancer UK
- My relationship with alcohol was taking a weird turn
Making the decision to quit alcohol could be one of the biggest decisions you ever make but, equally, one of the most rewarding. Here’s 28-year-old Dr Melissa Kelly’s story on why she chose to give up drinking and her journey so far.