Monday, February 9, 2009

Alcohol News - week 6/2009

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty (Chechnya) - Religious Clerics In Chechnya Call For Alcohol Ban

Islamic leaders in Russia's Chechen Republic are calling for a complete ban on alcohol, RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service reports.

Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Alcohol sales soar as Irish shoppers flock north

Alcohol sales rocketed by more than 25% in Northern Ireland last year as consumers travelled across the border for bargains. - Review says alcohol advertisement linked to increased underage drinking

A review has brought out the negative impact of alcohol advertisements which could lead to underage drinking. - Female alcohol abusers more prone to cirrhosis

Not everyone who drinks to excess comes down with liver cirrhosis, but the odds are against immoderate drinkers that they will escape it. Everyone who has alcoholic cirrhosis wishes he or she had never taken a drink.

Daily Times (Pakistan) - Tourism minister for ban on alcohol

A ban will be imposed on alcohol consumption at tourism ministry’s hotels and licences of all hotels have been suspended in this regard.

Forbes - Zinc May Counter Effects of Alcohol in Early Pregnancy

Zinc supplements may help mothers-to-be reduce the risk for birth defects linked to alcohol use early in pregnancy, Australian researchers report.

United Press International - Smoke, alcohol combo socks liver

U.S. researchers say combining second-hand smoke along with alcohol raises the risk of liver disease.

RT (Finland) - Cheap booze is killing Finns

Alcohol is Finland’s biggest killer, claiming more lives than either cancer or heart disease. Doctors say it’s time to limit access to cheap booze.

Barre Montpelier Times Argus (Canada) - Line between alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks blurred, lawmakers told

Sitting side-by-side on a Statehouse committee room table, many of the drinks look alike. They all have flashy designs, bright colors, big logos and contain ingredients ranging from ginseng to lemonade.

Science Daily - Combined Measures Of Maternal Drinking Can Predict Resulting Problems In Children

While many people are aware that drinking during pregnancy can lead to a range of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), including the serious Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), linkages between maternal-drinking measures and child outcomes have been inconsistent.

Mediaweek (USA) - CBS, Absolut Drink to Tough Times in Prime

But perhaps the most groundbreaking moment came in the third hour of the program, when affiliates in 14 of the top DMAs ran a 30-second branding spot for Absolut vodka.

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