Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Alcohol News - 51/2018

Fortune (USA) - Trump Administration Blocks Tax Breaks for Alcohol Companies
The Trump Administration finalized a regulation Monday that limits the ability of U.S. wineries and global alcohol companies to reduce their import taxes, a move which the government says is to prevent the companies from double-dipping on tax breaks, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Verge - Teens are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol and toward vaping
Teens are better-behaved than ever when it comes to alcohol and drugs, but seem to have turned to vaping as their vice of choice, according to results from a nationally representative survey of adolescent drug use. (Canada) - Health Canada takes steps to restrict amount of alcohol allowed in sugary premixed beverages
Health Canada is taking steps to reduce the amount of alcohol allowed in the potent, sugary, premixed drinks that the agency says are becoming a growing risk to public health, especially for young people. (Australia) - Alcohol 'largest preventable' issue in Eds
One-in-seven people in Australian emergency departments on the weekend were there because of alcohol-related harm, a new survey suggests.
The Conversation AU (Australia) - Children’s health hit for six as industry fails to regulate alcohol ads
Australia is kicking off another summer of cricket. And if watching the series is a family affair, you may be concerned with the alcohol advertisements your children are being exposed to.
Townhall (China) - Chinese Universities to Ban Alcohol
University administrators across China have taken steps to ban alcohol on the campuses of universities outright even when students are of the legal drinking age. In the communist nation, the drinking age is currently set at 18, but many argue that the law isn't enforced. (UK) - Alcohol-related hospital cases hit 1 million
MORE than one million people are admitted to hospital every year with alcohol-related problems - double that of 10 years ago.
Science News - Drinking studies muddied the waters around the safety of alcohol use
For people who enjoy an occasional cocktail, 2018 was a sobering year. Headlines delivered the news with stone-cold certainty: Alcohol — in any amount — is bad for your health. “The safest level of drinking is none,” a group of scientists concluded.
World Health Organization (EU) - Joint WHO-EU project reveals difficult truths about alcohol consumption in Europe
The “Monitoring of national policies related to alcohol consumption and harm reduction” project (MOPAC) held its final meeting in Edinburgh on 19 November, where it presented its findings, which indicate that the harm caused by alcohol is still significant, and that reducing it will require increased efforts.
EurasiaNet (Turkmenistan) - Turkmenistan opens new front on alcohol in health drive
Turkmenistan has adopted strict new rules on where and when alcohol can be sold as part of what the government says is an attempt to promote healthy living.
BradfordToday (Canada) - New mandatory alcohol screening for drivers starts today
With Part 2 of Bill C-46 coming into effect tomorrow (Dec. 18, 2018), the Ontario Provincial Police will begin to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads.
BBC News (Scotland) - Scottish Borders public alcohol ban by-law fate in the balance
A Scottish council is being asked to decide the fate of proposed by-laws banning the consumption of alcohol in public places.
EurekAlert - Internet-based interventions can help reduce problem drinking
Internet-based interventions may be effective in curbing various patterns of adult problem drinking in both community and health care settings, according to a study published December 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Heleen Riper of VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues.
NSW Government (Australia) - Alcohol and driving
You don’t have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. You might feel normal but no one drives well after drinking alcohol.
The New York Times (USA) - N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects
After halting a discredited alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity.
Express - Drinking too much alcohol can lead to THREE different types of cancer
DRINKING too much alcohol can have a devastating impact on the body. If you drink more than 14 units a week you are at increased risk of developing cancer.

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