Monday, March 15, 2010

Alcohol News - 11/2010

RIA Novosti (Russia) - Russia chief doctor wants to prohibit alcohol sales after 9 p.m.
Sales of all alcoholic beverages, including beer, should be prohibited in Russia between 9:00 p.m. and until morning, Russia's chief sanitary doctor said.

Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Ban adverts for drink, says young Scots
The charity Young Scot's youth commission on alcohol will report their findings to public health minister Shona Robison tomorrow.

Herald Sun (Australia) - Experts back move to 0.02 limit
REDUCING Australia's blood alcohol limit for drivers to 0.02 is probably inevitable, a public health expert says, as other prominent academics also voice their support for the move. - Children who watch X-rated films 'more likely to drink'
The research will add to the growing belief that young teens involved in sex or violence are already being influenced by a diet of horror and other adult DVDs they watch at home.

Daily Camera - Energy drinks add to alcohol's effect, study shows
For college students across the country, like CU senior Carly Crookston, Red Bull and vodka is the drink of choice. According to a recent study, as many as 28 percent of college drinkers consume alcohol mixed with energy drinks in a given month.

Colombia Reports (Colombia) - Colombia prohibits alcohol ahead of elections
Bars and clubs in Colombia closed and shops are prohibited to sell alcohol until after the congressional elections held on Sunday. Authorities stepped up security measure to avoid incidents.

The Christian Institute (UK) - Minimum alcohol pricing 'would save lives', says MP
Thousands of lives in England and Wales could be saved if minimum pricing is introduced, according to a senior Labour MP.

The Associated Press (USA) - Colleges enlist parents to curb problem drinking
At Virginia Tech, where tailgating and raucous apartment complex parties are time-honored rituals, university officials are turning increasingly to Mom and Dad to curb problem underage drinking.

Gov Monitor (USA) - New Mexico: Drinking Alcohol While Carrying A Concealed Weapon Is Prohibited
Governor Bill Richardson today signed a bill that removes the ban on concealed carry licensees from bringing their weapons into New Mexico restaurants with beer and wine licenses.

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - NZers support lower drink drive limit – poll
Most New Zealanders want the Government to lower the drink drive limit for all adult drivers, according to a Motor Trade Association (MTA) poll. (UK) - Combat Stress appeal: Veterans found to be at risk of alcoholism and suicide
Almost a fifth of service personnel have drinking problems while young soldiers who leave the Armed Forces are three times more likely to kill themselves than civilians, academic studies show.

BBC News (India) - Kerala's love affair with alcohol
People in the southern state of Kerala are the heaviest drinkers in India, and sales of alcohol are rising fast. The BBC's Soutik Biswas examines why.

Autoblog UK (UK) - Government eyes lower drink-drive limit
It seems increasingly likely that the Transport Secretary will lower the drink-drive limit if Labour wins the next election.

The Caledonian Mercury - Obesity and alcohol ‘a deadly cocktail’ for liver disease
Obesity and alcohol, when mixed together, make up a deadly cocktail which increases the risk of liver disease, researchers are warning.

IceNews (Finland) - Finnish court dismisses online spirit sales charges
All charges have been dismissed in the case of a Finnish website that had been accused of improper distribution and importation of alcoholic products from Germany for sale in Finland.

Psychology Today - The Science of Changing Cultural Habits – Money, Food, Alcohol
One part of the world in which large-scale, systematic culture change is occurring is Europe, where the EU is moving towards economic integration. As a result, taxes on alcohol were lowered in Scandinavia, where they were traditionally high, and limits were removed on the amount of alcohol people could bring with them when returning from Continental Europe, where alcohol is less expensive.

The Telegraph - Reduce safe drinking limits for overweight people, research suggests
Alcohol limits for overweight people should be reduced because the combination of obesity and drink act like a "double whammy" greatly increasing the risk of liver disease, new studies find.

The Telegraph (Romania) - Romanian street sign warns drivers of 'drunk pedestrians'
Street signs warning Romanian drivers to be careful of drunken pedestrians lying on roads were erected by road safety chiefs worried about the "despairing" levels of accidents.

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