Thursday, November 7, 2019

Alcohol News - 45/2019

ERR News (Estonia) - Tallinn City Government greenlights late night alcohol sales restrictions
Tallinn City Government has approved limiting alcohol sales at "entertainment facilities" from June 1 next year, Baltic News Service reports.
The Independent (UK) - Alcohol consumption will soon follow smoking and meat-eating in becoming a social evil
I grew up in a teetotal household and my siblings still don’t drink. I was with my English ex-husband on my first visit to a pub and I asked the baffled bartender if they had any herbal teas. By the time we split up, I was pairing wine with my food and turning my nose up at the lower shelves in the alcohol aisles at Waitrose.
The Guardian (UK) - UK parents' drinking negatively affects over a third of children – study
More than a third of children in the UK are negatively affected by their parents’ alcohol use, research has suggested.
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Liquor waste contaminates Bengawan Solo, disrupts water supply
Liquid waste in the form of a traditional Javanese alcoholic drink called ciu has contaminated the Bengawan Solo River in Surakarta, Central Java, killing fish and disrupting the area’s clean water supply for residents.
As reported by Korea Times,South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare is looking to enforce the ban in a bid to stop glamourising the consumption of alcohol.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Ban on alcohol ads near schools and playgrounds
Drinks firms will be hit with hefty fines from next week if they attempt to “lure” young people into alcohol addiction by advertising their products near schools, playgrounds or on public transport.
YLE News (Finland) - Survey: Two-thirds of employers grapple with alcohol-related problems
Two out of three trade union workers have encountered alcohol-related problems at their workplace, according to a survey published by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) on Wednesday.
Miami Herald (USA) - Florida to start selling alcohol at men’s basketball games
Florida will sell alcohol at men's basketball games beginning with the team's season opener against North Florida. (Czech Republic) - Czech MPs approve tax hike on alcohol and tobacco, increase in parental benefits
The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, passed the parental benefit rise by 80,000 crowns to 300,000 as of January tonight after it unexpectedly returned to the approval of the government tax package. (Ireland) - Alcohol a factor in 75pc of road deaths during off-peak hours
When the first government road-safety strategy was introduced back in 1998 there were 458 people killed in road crashes. Last year, 142 people died as a result of road trauma. It's still an unacceptable toll, but it does show that efforts to improve road safety have worked. (Kenya) - Govt Set to Raise Minimum Price of Alcohol
Consumers of alcoholic beverages, especially spirits may have to dig deeper into their pockets to finance their appetite for the brew if a plan by Kenya Revenue Authority is to be executed.
BioNews - Alcohol causes epigenetic brain changes that could trigger cravings
The breakdown products of alcohol can travel to the brain and alter gene activity, which in turn could influence behaviour, suggests a new study in mice.
The Sun - Airlines accused of fuelling air rage by running ‘buy in bulk’ alcohol deals after Brits have boozy brawl at airport
AIRLINES have been accused of fuelling air rage by running “buy in bulk” alcohol deals. The warning comes just days after The Sun published footage of a Brit couple in a drunken brawl on an Alicante airport shuttle bus.
Baltic Times (Latvia) - Ban on carrying open containers of alcohol to be lifted in part of Latvia January 1
After the system of administrative justice is reformed, residents will no longer be banned from carrying open containers of an alcoholic beverage in public in part of Latvian cities and regions as of January 1, 2020.
Metro - Binging alcohol after Sober October is a ‘true risk’
Completing sober October is an impressive feat, and your liver is no doubt thanking you right about now if you managed. Whether it will be saying the same thing when you wake up on November 2 is a different matter.
OnuItalia (Italy) - WHO: Italy takes part in the consultation on the implementation of the Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol
The WHO has opened a consultation, extended to Member States and all interested stakeholders, on results and challenges in implementing the “Global Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Abuse”, almost ten years after its launch, with a view to a renewed commitment towards horizon 2030 and the attainment of the “Sustainable Development Goals” in the field of health.
Chemico-Biological Interactions - Alcohol policies and alcohol-attributable cancer mortality in U.S. States
Although more restrictive alcohol control policies (e.g., higher alcohol taxes) are related to lower levels of alcohol consumption, little is known about the relationship between alcohol policies and rates of alcohol-attributable cancer.
The Telegraph (UK) - Unhealthy lifestyles fuel a 50 per cent rise in UK deaths from liver cancer
Britain's obesity epidemic has fuelled a 50 per cent rise in deaths from liver cancer in just a decade, new figures show.

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