Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Alcohol News - 13/2017

National Law Review (France) - Loi Évin: How Law Makers in France Have Forced Divide Between Alcohol & Sport
Recently, rugby legend Dan Carter made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After being pulled over by the police on Avenue des Champs-Élysées for speeding, police discovered that he was over the alcohol limit. - Is alcohol really good for your heart?
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart?
Baltimore Sun (USA) - Maryland alcohol tax increase linked to drop in drunk driving crashes
Alcohol-related crashes where people were killed or hurt dropped by an annual rate of 6 percent after the state raised the alcohol sales tax in 2011, according to a University of Maryland-led study to be released Monday.
The Bulletin (Belgium) - Stricter regulations to tackle alcohol use among minors
Federal health minister Maggie De Block is introducing stricter rules concerning alcohol use among minors aged 16 to 18. Currently, under-18s are restricted to the consumption of beer and wine. It is illegal for them to drink, buy or be sold spirits.
The Guardian (Australia) - Cricket Australia has dropped the ball on alcohol sponsorship
Late last week, Cricket Australia and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) announced their 20-year sponsorship deal – estimated to have been worth $65m over five years – had come to an end.
YLE News (Sweden/Finland) - Swedish alcohol monopoly worried about Finns' boozing
The Swedish alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget, has complained about a proposed change in Finnish alcohol law because it might cause Finns to drink more. Finns already drink more than their neighbours in other Nordic countries, and that gap is likely to expand if Finland relaxes the rules on selling alcohol.
Glasgow Daily Times (Scotland) - Glasgow council moves to ban adults providing alcohol access to minors
Glasgow City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance Monday that makes it illegal for a person with control of a premises to knowingly host, permit or allow a gathering to take place on the premises where at least one minor consumes an alcoholic beverage.
Irish Times (Ireland) - How alcohol may be affecting your health and fitness
Kicking back with a glass of wine sounds like an enjoyable way to boost your health. Pinot noir in hand, you wouldn’t even have to break a sweat. If recent headlines are to be believed, drinking a glass of red is equivalent to an hour in the gym.
Los Angeles Times (USA) - What you need to know about Utah's .05% drinking limit in 7 numbers
Proponents argued the new legal standard will improve public safety, while opponents assailed it as hurting the state’s tourism industry.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Surge in teenage alcohol-related admissions at children’s hospital
There were more than five times as many teenage admissions to one of the State’s main children’s hospitals due to alcohol use last year compared with 2015, new figures show.
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (Slovenia) - Alcohol consumption in Slovenia too high for public health
Registered alcohol use in Slovenia increased in 2015 compared to the year before to 11.5 litres of pure alcohol per population above 15, according to data of the National Public Health Institute (NIJZ). Consumption is thus at more than twice the acceptable annual level of five litres per person. (Canada) - Northwestern Ontario has a drinking problem, health unit finds
People living in the region west of Thunder Bay, including communities such as Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, and Sioux Lookout, are more likely to drink heavily than others in the province, according to a new report from the Northwestern Health Unit.
The New Daily (Australia) - ‘Ban all booze ads’: doctors call last drinks on brewers
A wide-ranging ban on the marketing and advertising of alcohol must be placed at the top of measures needed to counter Australia’s binge-drinking culture and alcohol-related harm including crime, assaults and domestic violence, says the Australasian College of Physicians.

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