Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds

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Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds   Marijuana users are significantly more likely to feel that others wish them harm Cannabis increases connectivity in the brain regions associated with psychosis Teenage users are particularly affected as their brains are still developing Brain activity could be monitored to determine users’ mental health risks …

Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

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Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says   Source: Fox News By JOAN LOWY | Associated Press January 17th   A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.   The U.S. …

Carlos Brito on the Challenge of Illicit Alcohol

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Carlos Brito on the Challenge of Illicit Alcohol   Black-market products pose safety risks and cost governments revenue. AB InBev’s CEO explores solutions.   Source: WSJ By Carlos Brito Jan. 17, 2018   According to the World Health Organization, about a quarter of all alcoholic-beverage consumption globally is unrecorded. Unrecorded alcohol is a wide category that comprises everything from the …

New Zealand:  Raise tax on alcohol, medics say

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New Zealand:  Raise tax on alcohol, medics say Otago Daily Times By Mike Houlahan January 16, 2018 The Government needs to hike the excise tax on alcohol as soon as possible to pre-empt the signing of free trade deals, the New Zealand Medical Journal says. Prof Jennie Connor – who has long campaigned to highlight the harmful effects of alcohol – said in …

KFC launches a questionable range of gravy-infused cocktails

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KFC launches a questionable range of gravy-infused cocktails Metro By Lisa Bowman January 15, 2018 UNITED KINGDOM – KFC are kings of the promotional gimmick.  It often feels like they’re in constant competition with Domino’s for who can come up with the most ‘you what, son?’ publicity stunt.  In the past, KFC’s marketing bods have launched a (surprisingly decent) streetwear collection, a …

Nielsen: Which ABVs Are Driving Growth Within Craft Beer?

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Nielsen: Which ABVs Are Driving Growth Within Craft Beer?   Source: Nielsen January 16th   Overall Beer sales within U.S. off premise channels have declined -1.1% on volume in the 52 weeks ending 12/02/2017, and Craft beer sales growth, while still positive has moderated substantially. Several factors are contributing to this, but could Craft beer trends related to the ABV …

Industry welcomes drop in teen alcohol use

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Industry welcomes drop in teen alcohol use   Source: https://www.theshout.com.au/ by Andy Young 15 January, 2018   Australia’s alcohol industry has welcomed a report from Deakin University and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute which found the number of teenagers who consumed alcohol fell from 69 per cent to 45 per cent between 1999 and 2015.   The report also found …

More than half of adults drink alcohol to cope with stress, finds study

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More than half of adults drink alcohol to cope with stress, finds study   Source: independent.co.uk Sabrina Barr January 15th   Almost 60 per cent of adults are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stresses of everyday life, a study has discovered.   Recent research conducted by Drinkaware investigated the regular drinking patterns of people in the UK …

Vodka’s on the rocks, as Russians cut back on drinking and smoking while fitness trend grows

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Vodka’s on the rocks, as Russians cut back on drinking and smoking while fitness trend grows   French and Germans now drink more alcohol than Russians on average   Source: http://www.scmp.com/ 16 January, 2018   Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit …

Colorado: State report recommends allowing 3.2 beer sellers to automatically switch to full-strength brews

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Colorado: State report recommends allowing 3.2 beer sellers to automatically switch to full-strength brews   Source: https://www.denverite.com/ Adrian D. Garcia January 13, 2018   The state agency that oversees alcohol licenses in Colorado published a report this month recommending that hundreds of gas stations and grocery stores currently stocking 3.2 beer be able to automatically switch to full strength sales …