SOUTH AFRICA:  Counting the cost of cheap, easily available alcohol in South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA:  Counting the cost of cheap, easily available alcohol in South Africa msn.com By Maurice Smithers October 27, 2020 The consequences of this nefarious system – which is said to continue quietly in some places today, even though it has been legally outlawed – include widespread addiction to alcohol in affected communities and South Africa’s unenviable position as the …

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with Type 1 Diabetes

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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with Type 1 Diabetes   Health Line By Ginger Vieira — Fact checked by Maria Gifford October 26, 2020  “Unfortunately, I see alcohol and substance abuse fairly frequently in (the type 1 diabetes) population,” says Kristine Batty, a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) in Maryland. “Diabetes and depression are so common, so there’s a lot …

SOUTH AFRICA: KZN liquor outlets fined for breaking lockdown rules and fake licences

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SOUTH AFRICA: KZN liquor outlets fined for breaking lockdown rules and fake licences   Times Live By Nivashni Nair  26 October 2020 The owner of a tavern in Vryheid was fined R5,000 for trading after midnight, and eight other KwaZulu-Natal liquor licence holders were charged and fined for selling “takeaways.” In addition, six fake liquor licences were found at outlets, …

State suspends license of Clear Lake bar accused of selling cheap liquor from refilled premium brand bottles

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State suspends license of Clear Lake bar accused of selling cheap liquor from refilled premium brand bottles Source: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/ Perry BeemanIowa October 25, 2020 The state has suspended the liquor license of a Clear Lake bar opened in cooperation with the Surf Ballroom after workers were caught pouring cheap liquor into bottles that had held higher-shelf brands. That is considered …

AFRICA:  2021 Budget should increase taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages

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AFRICA:  2021 Budget should increase taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages    Ghana News Agency By Albert Allotey October 21, 2020  Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization has launched a 2020 Tobacco Industry Interferences Index Report- Ghana with a call on government to announce in its 2021 budget tax increases on tobacco, alcoholic …

UK:  Wales launches “sobriety tags” to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime

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UK:  Wales launches “sobriety tags” to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime   Xinhua English October 21, 2020 LONDON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — People in Wales who have been banned from drinking by law can be ordered to wear “sobriety tags” to monitor their compliance from Wednesday, according to the British Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The ankle tags will be handed out to …

Pandemic’s deadly side effect: Global rise in bootleg alcohol poisonings

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Pandemic’s deadly side effect: Global rise in bootleg alcohol poisonings With a tanking economy and public health woes, Turkey sees a major uptick in the ingestion of methyl alcohol, which can cause severe injury or death. Source: https://www.pri.org/ By Durrie Bouscaren October 22, 2020 On Oct. 9, a Turkish hospital in the seaside city of Izmir reported the death of …

Alcohol needs to carry a cancer warning, public health groups urge government

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Alcohol needs to carry a cancer warning, public health groups urge government fooddive.com By Jessi Devenyns October 22, 2020 Dive Brief: A consortium of public health groups submitted a petition to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requesting that warning statements on alcoholic beverages be amended to include a statement that identifies the link …

Young Americans more likely to say no to alcohol, study finds

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Young Americans more likely to say no to alcohol, study finds Source: https://www.cnn.com/ By Katie Hunt October 12, 2020 Call them Generation Dry. More college-age Americans are choosing not to drink alcohol than they did nearly two decades ago, according to a new study. Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults age 18 to 22 in the United States …