Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alcohol News - 19/2017

Smithsonian - From Budweiser to Heineken, Alcohol Brands Are Rampant in Hollywood Films
This kind of scene is no accident, contends new research being presented Tuesday at the 2017 annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Alcohol brand placement has nearly doubled over the past two decades, the authors find, and most of that is likely paid product placement.
EURACTIV (Lithuania) - Lithuania’s new alcohol package raises eyebrows in industry
The Lithuanian government has unveiled new policy measures aimed at tackling alcohol-related harm, including increasing the legal age for buying and consuming alcoholic drinks.
The Guardian (UK) - More than a quarter of young adults in the UK do not drink alcohol – in data
Young adults in the UK are more likely to be teetotallers than their older counterparts, according to figures released this week. More than a quarter of 16- to 24-year-olds do not drink, compared with just over a fifth of the broader adult population.
The Independent (UK) - Number of Britons regularly drinking alcohol drops to 12-year low
Booze Britain has lost some of its fizz, according to new figures, which show drinking levels have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade.
VICE - Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Recovering Alcoholic
Alcohol is all fun and games until it's not anymore. It's clear that heavy drinking damages your insides—and possibly some relationships and bar stools. But much more can be destroyed when people start to become dependent on alcohol—which the NHS estimates in the UK is about 9 percent of men and 4 percent of women.
The Guardian (Australia) - Five alcohol companies paid no corporate tax for two years, analysis reveals
An analysis of the 13 largest foreign and Australian-owned alcohol producers shows five paid no corporate tax in 2013-14 and 2014-15, while two paid well below the statutory rate of 30%.
Daily Mail - Drinking just HALF a bottle of wine a week may increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women
Drinking just half a bottle of wine a week may increase the risk of breast cancer returning for survivors of the disease, a new study has found.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Calls to ban alcohol sponsorship in sport
Researchers are calling for a ban of alcohol sponsorship in sport after a study found audiences were exposed to a high frequency of alcohol marketing during sport broadcasts.
Irish Times (Ireland) - More than half of suicides linked to alcohol, all-Ireland forum told
More than half of all suicides on the island of Ireland are likely to involve alcohol, a forum on alcohol, self-harm and suicide was told on Wednesday.
BBC Sport (UK) - FA 'considering' relationship with gambling and alcohol firms - Greg Clarke
The Football Association is "considering" its relationship with gambling firms and alcohol companies, says the governing body's chairman. (Canada) - Health Canada surveys drinkers in Yukon and N.W.T.
Health Canada is funding a new study that will attempt to shed light on drinking habits in the North, and what people know and believe about booze.
The Daily Vox (South Africa) - An Alcohol Advertising Ban Could Improve Public Healthcare
In the first part of this series we looked at how little legislation regulating alcohol advertising there is, and how the industry has been left to regulate itself. Muhammad Zakaria Suleman asks whether self-regulation is enough or whether alcohol advertising should be banned.
NH1 News (USA) - Report: Drug and alcohol misuse cost NH over $2.3 billion annually
The report, released Monday morning by the group New Futures, estimates that drug and alcohol misuse cost New Hampshire economy more than $2.36 billion in 2014. That’s equal to $1,780 for every person in the state, and it’s equal to 3.32% of New Hampshire’s annual gross product, according to the report. (Australia) - Northern beaches health: Data reveals we have risky drinkers and high breast cancer deaths
NEW health statistics reveal that although we are pretty healthy on the northern beaches, we drink too much and there is a worryingly high number of people dying from breast cancer.
TRBusiness (UK) - Airlines UK calls for action on big issues including alcohol
The UK industry association Airlines UK has set out several issues it wants any newly-elected UK Government to address after net month’s election, including criminalising passenger consumption of personal alcohol brought onboard as duty free or travel retail purchases.
eMaxHealth - Alcohol May Increase Risk of Skin Condition in Women
Drinking alcohol has a number of effects on the body that can impact the skin, says a board-certified dermatologist.

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