Thursday, May 13, 2021

Alcohol News - 19/2021

People (USA) - To-Go Alcohol Orders from Restaurants and Bars Made Permanently Legal in Texas
House Bill 1024 allows beer, wine and alcoholic drinks to be included in pickup and delivery food orders from establishments with mixed-beverage permits and on-site kitchens.
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MedicineNet - Alcohol Is No Friend to Social Distancing
Maintaining adequate social distance from strangers — a key COVID-19 preventive measure — can be tough when you're drinking alcohol, researchers say.
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BBC (UK) - Alcohol deaths highest for 20 years in England and Wales
Alcohol killed more people in 2020 in England and Wales than in any of the previous 20 years, official data shows.
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DATAC (Canada) - Alberta court upholds random drug and alcohol testing
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has recently issued a decision on Phillips v. Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd, upholding a non-unionized employer’s use of random drug and alcohol testing in Alberta for safety sensitive positions.
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Daily Mail (UK) - It's the return of the booze cruise as British tourists can get cut-price alcohol and perfume in Europe from next week
British tourists will be able to enjoy tax-free shopping in Europe for the first time from Monday. Those buying alcohol, perfume, fashion and technology in the EU will be able to claim more than a fifth off the purchase price thanks to Brexit.
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The Irish Times (Ireland) - Taoiseach appeals to North to align with State on minimum unit pricing for alcohol
The Northern Ireland Executive has seven months to consider the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol at the same time as the Republic, according to Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
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Newstalk (New Zealand) - Chlöe Swarbrick: Alcohol advertisement ban will reduce glamorisation, härm
Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick has drafted a member's bill which would seek to ban alcohol advertisements.
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Metro - My mother’s alcohol abuse gave me a real distrust of social drinkers
During university, it seemed like my peers felt it impossible to enjoy the stench and sticky floors of nightclubs without drowning themselves in snakebite and vodka doubles.
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Newstalk - THE DAMAGING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WOMEN AND ALCOHOL
We take a closer look at the damaging relationship between women and alcohol in this country with Dr Orla Crosbie, Consultant Gastroenterologist with CUH and Samantha Kelly, CEO of Women’s Inspire Network and recovering alcoholic.
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Politicshome (UK) - Ministers must face up to the addiction crisis and its devastating consequences
The huge increase in alcohol related deaths is one of the worst consequences of the Covid-related mental health emergency. Without action, many more could pay a tragic price.
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European Parliamentary Research Service (EU) - Alcohol labelling [Policy Podcast]
In its Europe's Beating Cancer plan, published in February 2021, the European Commission suggests several actions concerning alcoholic beverages.
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OECD - New OECD report on harmful alcohol consumption launches Wednesday 19 May 2021
Alcohol can be a source of individual pleasure and social enjoyment, and its production and trade represent an important part of the economy in many countries. Harmful alcohol consumption, however, ranks among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.
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Inside Wales Sport (France) - In France, obesity and alcohol-related illnesses have been reported in a study
The study was made public at the European Congress on Obesity (10–13 May). According to one study, obesity and alcohol-related chronic diseases, including cirrhosis or heart disease, may increase significantly in France by 2030 if nothing is done to prevent the disease.
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Daily Mail (UK) - Pubs will NOT be forced to list calories on booze! Government drops obesity-busting plan to put health warnings on alcohol due to industry 'on its knees'
The Government has ditched plans to force pubs to list calories in drinks as part of a drive to tackle Britain's obesity crisis, Downing Street has confirmed.
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