Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Alcohol News - 8/2019

The Local (France) - How alcohol is still proving deadly for the French
In France, alcohol kills tens of thousands of people each year, with French men particularly affected, a new report shows.
Science Daily - Link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer ignored by women most at risk
Middle aged women aren't getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are increasing, according to a new study.
Hindustan Times (India) - 5.7 crore Indians dependent on alcohol: AIIMS study
A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has revealed that 5.7 crore Indians are addicted to alcohol and about 8.5 lakh people inject drugs.
BBC News (UK) - Glasgow's alcohol court to deal with domestic abuse
Glasgow's alcohol court is to be extended, a year on from its introduction.From next month, the court will also be able to deal with domestic abuse cases where alcohol played a role.
Birmingham Live (UK) - The heartbreaking toll alcohol is having on Brummies' health revealed
New figures have revealed the heartbreaking toll of alcohol on people's health - with dozens of people in Birmingham admitted to hospital over and over again because of drink-related disease.
WebMD (USA) - Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick
Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to -- but they’re drinking more potent stuff.
OnMedica (Wales) - Wales to press ahead with minimum unit alcohol pricing
The Welsh government will press ahead with plans to set a minimum unit price of 50p for alcohol in Wales, following the results of a public consultation, health minister Vaughan Gething has announced.
Times Now - Early onset of drinking and intoxication may lead to heavy drinking, alcohol dependence among people: Study
Early onset of drinking and intoxication may lead to heavy drinking and alcohol dependence among people, warn researchers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in the US.
Toronto Star - Will the hospitality industry be left high and dry by alcohol moderation trend?
While we’re unlikely to see the evaporation of Caesars, wine, or beer anytime soon, you can expect to see more hospitality owners devote significant menu real estate to well-thought-out booze-free mixed drinks in a bid to reach to more customers.
SBS (Australia) - NO WINE. NO CODE. NO PLAYLIST. IS SPOTIFY’S ALCOHOL ADVERTISING TONE DEAF?
There’s been a long term push to ban alcohol advertising in Australian sport. Should the same scrutiny be applied to streaming platforms like Spotify?
Retail News Asia (Singapore) - Smaller duty-free alcohol allowance and GST relief for overseas shopping
From midnight tonight, Singapore duty-free allowances will be cut by about a third for returning travellers. Other allowances have also been reduced.
Chiang Rai Times (Thailand) - Road Fatalities in Thailand “Cut in Half” When Alcohol Banned on Holidays
A ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks on Asarnha Bucha day and the first day of Buddhist Lent reduced road fatalities on those days by roughly a half.
The Guardian (UK) - 'I'm not spending money on that': the rise of the teetotal student
Like most students heading off to university, Emily Proctor, 19, felt apprehensive. But it wasn’t just the thought of leaving her family and making new friends that caused her to be anxious; Proctor was concerned about how she’d fit in as a teetotal student.
Medical Xpress - Alcohol: putting a value on the hidden costs of drinking
Is it better to spend £3 on a bacon sandwich or a pint of beer? Or to spend £2,000 on a holiday in the Seychelles rather than fix a leaky roof? As consumers we are usually very able to decide which option offers the better return on our investment – and often those returns will be improvements to our quality of life.
National Post (Canada) - 10/3 podcast: The myths and mystery of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
We have known for nearly half a century that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm an unborn child.
GhanaWeb (Ghana) - Ghana calls for stringent measures to regulate sale of alcohol
Mr Roger Atambire Abaa, the Executive Director of Life of Alcohol and Drugs Ghana, (LOAD-Ghana), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called for stringent measures to regulate the brewing of alcoholic beverages and the establishment of drinking bars in the country.
Express.co.uk (Spain) - Will your next flight to Spain be dry? Country calls for complete airline alcohol BAN
TOURISTS travelling to Spain for their holiday may have to save their Sangria for when they land, as opposed to as a pre-flight treat, in light of new plans. Authorities in the tourist hotspot have called for a booze ban on airline flights and in airport terminals.
The Takeout - Are millennials and Gen-Z avoiding alcohol because of social media?
Nonalcoholic beverages are on the rise, and alcohol sales are down. No- and low-alcohol lines are up 3.9 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported this week, even as the beer industry flatlines.
The Northern Daily Leader (Australia) - 'Wine o'clock' a concern as women's alcohol consumption rises
Growing evidence that women are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol consumption is triggering concern.
CBC.ca (Canada) - Many pregnant women still consume alcohol despite prenatal checks: U of M study
A study of Manitoba women who gave birth to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder says current levels of prenatal care don't go far enough.
IAS (UK) - Preventing the cycle of alcohol-related harm
You don’t have to spend long in the NHS to see the harmful impact that alcohol has. Doctors working in General Practice, accident and emergency departments, hospital wards or in public health teams, routinely see the devastating consequences.
NordAN (Sweden) - Mattias Lindros: I have only been tested 2 times in 20 years
While alcolocks in buses are becoming more common, in aviation, the enforcement of strict alcohol laws are much weaker. As we hear from Mattias Lindros, a commercial pilot from Sweden, the need for change is real.

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