Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Alcohol News - 19/2015

Wall Street Journal - Raise Alcohol Tax to Boost Economic Output, Says OECD
A tax increase that would raise alcohol prices by 10% is among the most effective means of countering excessive consumption, which reduces economic output in most developed countries and contributes to early death and disability, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Tuesday.
Daily Mail (UK) - Britain has the biggest alcohol problem while Australians take the most drugs: Study reveals the world's vices by country for the first time
The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed Britons have one of the biggest problems with smoking and alcohol, while Australians take the most illegal drugs.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Bill on minimum pricing of alcohol due before Dáil recess
Legislation aimed at reducing Ireland’s significant problem with alcohol will be published before the Dáil summer recess and introduced in the Oireachtas in the autumn, the Minister for Health has confirmed.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol-fuelled violence: Queensland Government tight-lipped on delivering election pledge
Campaigners are calling on the Queensland Government to act on its pledge to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence in entertainment precincts across the state.
Le News - Surprising facts about alcohol and skin damage
After a couple of cocktails everything and everyone around you may look a little better, but it is all just an illusion. The truth is that alcohol doesn’t do us any favours. And we are not just talking about alcohol in drinks. We are also talking about alcohol in skin care.
OnMedica - Alcohol contributing to obesity
I have written numerous times before about the alarming rates of obesity in the UK. Although the intake of processed foods is largely to blame for this, alcohol intake is another contributing factor.
The National (Scotland) - European Court hears minimum alcohol price case from Government
THE Scottish Government will continue to make the case for minimum unit pricing of alcohol at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg today.
Czech Happenings (Czech Republic) - Alcohol widely available in CzechRep, unlike in Europe – expert
Alcohol is sold practically everywhere in the Czech Republic and the law restricting its sale fail to be enforced, unlike in advanced Europe, Czech national anti-drug coordinator Jindrich Voboril told CTK in reaction to a fresh OECD survey whose results are unflattering for the Czechs. (New Zealand) - Auckland alcohol rules to get tougher
Auckland Council on Wednesday approved a new Local Alcohol Policy (LAP), including reducing the hours retailers can sell alcohol and a two-year ban on new off-licences in the central city and areas where the risk of alcohol-related harm is greatest.
The Guardian (UK) - Better-educated women contributing to rise in UK alcohol consumption – OECD
Dangerous drinking among better-educated women has contributed to an increase in alcohol consumption over the last 30 years in the UK, bucking a downward trend in industrialised countries, according to a large international study.
The Local (Sweden) - Spike in 'continental' drinking in Sweden
Alcohol consumption is on the rise in Sweden according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD).

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