Monday, May 25, 2009

Alcohol News - week 21/2009

BBC Sport (Italy) - Rome issues alcohol ban for final

Local authorities in Rome have issued a total ban on alcohol in the city in a bid to prevent crowd trouble at Wednesday's Champions League final.

Science Daily - 'Extreme' College Drinking And A Sensation-seeking Disposition Lead To Injury

Drinking on college campuses in the United States is a pervasive problem, leading to numerous problems. One study estimated that more than 500,000 college students suffered alcohol-related injuries in 2001.

FOXNews (Bahrain) - Bahrain Lawmakers Call for Crackdown on Alcohol and Western-Style Nightlife

Encouraged by a limited block on alcoholic drinks, conservative lawmakers in Bahrain are pressing for a wider ban in the tiny kingdom that's home to a major U.S. naval base.,2933,520988,00.html

The Missoulian (USA) - Alcohol's toll: Despite tougher laws, drinking and driving remain entrenched as part of Montana ‘culture'

On a normal Sunday in America, three dozen people die in alcohol-related car crashes. Another three dozen die again on Monday, and again on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, too. By the time the week's out, more than 250 are dead. That's just short of 1,100 in a month, 13,000 in a year.

RIA Novosti (Russia) - Russian Church council calls for restriction on alcohol sales

An international public forum, the 13th World Russian People's Council, has called for a ban on alcohol being sold in kiosks with sales restricted to shops only. (UK) - Media has heaviest drinkers, poll finds

Media workers are the heaviest drinking professionals in England, consuming the equivalent of more than four bottles of wine or more than 19 pints of beer a week, according to government research.

Stockholm News (Sweden) - Border trade with alcohol is decreasing

Swedes are bringing in less alcohol from their neighboring countries. The explanation is the bad exchange rate for Swedish kronor (SEK).

Science Daily - A Person's High Or Low Response To Alcohol Says Much About Their Risk For Alcoholism

Someone who has a low level of response (LR) to alcohol, meaning relatively little reaction to alcohol, has a higher risk for developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs).

New York Times (USA) - Using Science to Keep Teens Sober at Prom

Instead of just telling kids not to consume alcohol at parties, parents should use science to reinforce the no-drinking message, according to a new report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Times of India (India) - Lower drinking age pushes promiscuity

Lowering legal drinking age not only encourages promiscuity among young people, but also results in unwanted pregnancies and premature births, a new study has found.

Times Online (Iraq) - Iran-Iraq alcohol smugglers risk death or jail to supply banned drink

Dying for a drink? Men and mules do so all the time in the hills along the Iran-Iraq frontier east of Bashmagh.

Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Liberals push for tax on all alcohol in alcopop tax debate

THE Coalition has offered to discuss a tax rise on all alcohol products as it appears to be preparing to back down on its opposition to a 70 per cent rise in the alcopops tax.,22049,25531264-5005941,00.html

Docuticker (USA) - Alcohol Use Among Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women of Childbearing Age — United States, 1991–2005

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a risk factor for poor birth outcomes, including fetal alcohol syndrome, birth defects, and low birth weight. (UK) - 24% of adults 'risking health through alcohol'

Nearly a quarter of all adults are risking their health through hazardous drinking, according to official statistics released today.

PR Newswire - Communities Containing More Alcohol Outlets Show Increased Underage Alcohol Access

Communities containing larger numbers of stores selling alcohol are more likely to have higher levels of underage alcohol access, according to a three-year study carried out by the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Berkeley, CA.

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