Monday, July 5, 2010

Alcohol News - 27/2010

Daily Mail (UK) - Parents' drinking scares 30 per cent of children according to new survey
Half of children think they have seen their parents drunk, according to a survey published today. And 30 per cent feel scared when they see adults drinking, the study discovered.

CNN (USA) - Study: Underage drinking trips to ER spike in July 4 weekend
Hospital emergency room visits related to underage drinking nearly double during the July 4 holiday weekend, according to a federal study released this month.

Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - Parents offering alcohol to under-18s could be fined
The Government is considering making it illegal for parents to give alcohol to people under 18
without getting permission from their parents first.

Hindustan Times - Difficult childhood linked to drinking
An African study has found a link between a difficult childhood and alcohol consumption as a teenager. Researchers studied the association between adverse childhood experiences and drunkenness among 9,189 adolescents aged 12-19 years living in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda.

BBC News (UK) - Survey shows parents buy alcohol for their teenagers
Nearly 40% of parents would to give their 16 and 17-year-olds alcohol to go away with friends celebrating the end of exams, a survey has revealed.

Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Plans to ban below-cost alcohol sales unveiled
The UK Government has repeated its commitment to banning the sale of alcohol below cost price as it prepares to launch a public consultation exercise, setting out four options for outlawing the practice.

WalesOnline (Wales) - Drink-related admissions level off at 54,000
THE number of people being admitted to hospital for an alcohol-related problem is levelling off in Wales. New figures reveal up to 54,000 people received hospital treatment for an alcohol-attributable condition in 2008.

Private Healthcare UK - Drinking while pregnant 'damages sons' sperm quality'
Women who drink while they are pregnant could inadvertently be harming their chances of having grandchildren, scientists have suggested.

allvoices (UK) - Over half the England population are using harmful levels of Alcohol and or Drugs
Over half of the English population are using harmful levels of alcohol and or drugs, suggests Andy Stonard, the founder of Rugby House, the primary community alcohol and drug service providers.

BusinessWeek - Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol
American teenage girls may be more receptive to using alcohol and taking drugs than in years past, a new report says.

BBC News (UK) - Doctors call for an end to loyalty points for alcohol
Tougher measures are needed to tackle alcohol abuse - including a clampdown on supermarkets offering loyalty points for purchases, doctors say.

Baltic Reports (Estonia) - Pevkur: Estonian beer must be weakened
The Estonian minister of social affairs is lashing out at the country’s alcohol industry for the country’s rampant drinking culture among youth.

Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol prices 67% above EU average
IRISH CONSUMERS pay almost 30 per cent above the European Union average for food and non-alcoholic drinks, coming second behind Denmark.

NewsTime (Russia) - Russia to ban drinking and driving completely
President Dmitry Medvedev said Russians could not be trusted with alcohol and Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has now approved a complete ban on drink-driving. Medvedev called for the ban last December saying that allowing a small amount of alcohol in the blood encouraged drivers to consume more.

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