Friday, March 15, 2024

Alcohol News - 11/2024

The Conversation (Australia) - Mother’s little helper: interviews with Australian women show a complex relationship with alcohol
Men have historically, and still do, drink more than women. But in recent years there has been an uptick in women’s drinking, particularly among women in their late 30s through to their 60s.
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CTV News (Canada) - Alcohol excise tax capped at two per cent for two more years, Freeland announces
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government will cap the annual alcohol excise tax increase on beer, spirits and wine at two per cent for an additional two years.
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ERR (Estonia) - Fire-related deaths rise in Estonia due to alcohol and indoor smoking
The alarmingly high number of deaths in the first two months of the year in Estonia due to fires can generally be attributed to indoor smoking and alcohol, said Janika Usin, head of the prevention department at the Rescue Board, in Vikerraadio's morning show.
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The Telegraph (South Africa) - South Africa’s alcohol addiction and the disabled newborns paying the price
South Africa’s Western Cape is known for its dramatic coastlines and acres of wineland. But behind the blue skies and rolling hills, the province is grappling with a heartbreaking health crisis.
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Sheila Gilheany: Extending alcohol trading hours extends the harm
A one-hour extension of trading hours would equate to a 16% increase in alcohol-related crime, a 30% increase in road collisions in rural areas, and a 34% increase in alcohol-related injuries
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Medical Xpress - Alcohol use disorder linked to increased odds of suicide mortality
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is associated with suicide mortality, with a similar association seen across the sexes, according to a review and meta-analysis published online March 12 in JAMA Network Open.
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Cancer Council (Australia) - The Sick-Quitter Effect: Alcohol-related death has been underestimated over the past 30 years
New research led by the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture between Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney, has identified that alcohol may cause more deaths than previously thought, as evidence reviews over the past 30 years may have underestimated the number of deaths caused by alcohol due to an issue called the ‘sick-quitter effect’.
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VRT (Belgium) - Green light for stricter rules on the sale of tobacco and alcohol
The Federal Parliament has approved a bill tabled by the Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke (Flemish socialist) that tightens the rules regarding the sale of tobacco and alcohol.
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Vietnam News (Vietnam) - Zero-tolerance policy for driving under alcohol influence affirmed in draft law
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Friday discussed the draft law on Traffic Order and Safety, which will maintain the zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol.
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WHO (Ukraine) - Alcohol taxation and pricing policies and their impact on alcohol consumption in Ukraine from 2011– 2021: country report
This report provides an overview of Ukraine's taxation and pricing policies for alcoholic beverages between 2011 and 2021. The report also provides insights into the health consequences of alcohol consumption and endeavours to establish links and correlations between alcohol taxation, pricing, affordability and decreased consumption.
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IAS Blog (Netherlands) - The game the alcohol industry played with the Dutch National Prevention Agreement
In 2018, Paul Blokhuis (then State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport) announced the National Prevention Agreement with the aim of a healthier Netherlands in 2040 by reducing smoking, obesity and problematic alcohol use.
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NordAN (Denmark) - Danish young people: Parents are welcome to interfere in our drinking habits
Parents should not hesitate to make agreements about alcohol with their child, shows a new study. It can be difficult as a parent to assess how much you can and should interfere in your child's drinking habits.
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