Thursday, June 6, 2019

Alcohol News - 23/2019

Business Insider - Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than previous generations. Now, brands are marketing their booze as 'wellness' drinks in a desperate bid to capture the market.
Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than both baby boomers and Generation X, according to a Nerdwallet analysis of a 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey.
ERR News (Estonia/Latvia) - Estonian, Latvian foreign ministers discuss alcohol excise policies
Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) discussed excise policy with his Latvian opposite number Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) on Monday. The two met after a Council of Baltic Sea States meeting, in Jūrmala, Latvia. (Canada) - What alcohol coming to corner stores means when you're an alcoholic
Two years, six months and four days. That's how long David Brace has been sober. It's been a long road, but he's making progress. Happiness is now tangible in a way it never was when he was drinking.
EurekAlert (USA) - State alcohol policies may affect aggression- and driving-related harms from someone else's drinking
New research suggests that state alcohol policies may be effective in reducing aggression-related and driving-related harms due to other drinkers, mainly in younger adults.
BBC News (Uganda) - Uganda bans alcohol sold in sachets
Uganda has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol in sachets, which officials say threaten public health.
The Japan Times (Japan) - Coming to Japan to escape alcohol is risky, but help is available
On Sept. 28, 2004, Casey “dropped dead” on his kitchen floor. He had been on a two-day bender, mixing alcohol and some drugs, returned home and promptly passed out. After regaining consciousness, he somehow managed to call his wife who, in turn, called an ambulance.
Belleville Intelligencer (Canada) - Health board opposes increased alcohol access
The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Board of Health is asking the Ontario government to reconsider its plan to increase access to alcohol.
ERR News (Estonia) - Restrictions on alcohol point of sale displays come into force Saturday
Starting Saturday, June 1, restrictions are in place on displaying alcoholic drinks in Estonian stores, which will both separate them from other products, and restrict their visibility from outside the point of sale. (UK) - ‘We drink too much’, say millions of over-50s
More than four million Britons aged over 50 think they should cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink, according to new research.
BBC News (Northern-Ireland) - Alcohol misuse among over 50s costs NI health service £125m
Alcohol misuse among people over 50 in Northern Ireland is costing the health service £125m per year, according to a report by Queen's University Belfast.
The Lancet - Global alcohol targets unlikely to be met
Global targets for the reduction of harmful use of alcohol are unlikely to be met, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - Scotland joins EU initiative to tackle underage and binge drinking
Focus on Youth, Football and Alcohol is a joint initiative by seven EU countries aiming to tackle underage and binge drinking by young people.
The Baltic Course (Finland/Latvia/Estonia) - Nordic-Baltic NGOs urge governments to cooperate on alcohol policy
Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network sent today an open letter to the ministers and party leaders of Latvia, Estonia and Finland concerning alcohol taxes and cross-border trade in the region. The Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) expresses grave concern over the developments that are taking place in Estonia and Latvia regarding alcohol taxation.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) - Almost half of the Hongkongers who consume alcohol go binge drinking, survey finds
Almost half of the Hongkongers who drank alcohol between August and November went binge drinking at least once, according to a survey by a cancer awareness group.
The more alcohol young women drink before becoming pregnant for the first time, the greater risk they have of future breast cancer.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Drinking Up in Russia, Survey Says
More Russians drank alcohol so far this year than they did in 2018, a survey by the state-funded VTsIOM agency has said.

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