NM: Drinking on the cheap — and paying a big bill

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NM: Drinking on the cheap — and paying a big bill Santa Fe New Mexican By Ted Alcorn New Mexico In Depth August 11, 2022 Alcohol costs New Mexico dearly. It killed 1,878 residents in 2020, three times the nation’s rate. But getting hammered here is cheap. At the Shop-N-Save on Gallup’s west side, a 30-pack of Natural Ice beer …

A Convenience-Store Magnate, Teen Drinking and a Fatal Boat Crash: The Legal Case Shaking South Carolina (Excerpt)

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A Convenience-Store Magnate, Teen Drinking and a Fatal Boat Crash: The Legal Case Shaking South Carolina (Excerpt) The sensational killing of two members of the Murdaugh family has become intertwined with a lawsuit aimed at the state’s liability laws Source: https://www.wsj.com/ August 15, 2022 The saga of disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh includes five deaths, millions of dollars allegedly …

South Africa: Proposed changes to drinking laws in South Africa

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South Africa: Proposed changes to drinking laws in South Africa Business Tech By Staff Writer August 12, 2022 The South African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) has proposed significant changes to how alcoholic beverages are regulated and consumed in the country. According to SAAPA, the recent Enyobeni Tavern tragedy where several underage drinkers passed away has reopened the debate around alcohol …

Underage Drinking Levels Off In 2020, But With Substantial Progress Over The Long-Term

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Underage Drinking Levels Off In 2020, But With Substantial Progress Over The Long-Term Source: Responsibility.org December 16, 2020 The prevalence of underage drinking did not significantly change in 2020 for American teens, according to the just released 2020 Monitoring the Future survey. While fewer American teens are consuming alcohol underage, the longer-term declines noted over the past few decades have …

IA:  Increased alcohol sales come with costs for Iowans

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IA:  Increased alcohol sales come with costs for Iowans Increased sales and money in the general fund does little for Iowans unless we reduce the societal costs of drinking in this state. Des Moines Register By Stacie Schroeder, Iowa View contributor December 18, 2020 We know that spirits consumption, both for adults and youth, is on the rise in Iowa. …

Start The Conversation Before School Starts – Talking To Your College-Bound Teen About Alcohol Use

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Start The Conversation Before School Starts – Talking To Your College-Bound Teen About Alcohol Use News Release August 11, 2022 Lincoln – As your teenager heads off to college, have one of the most important talks you’ll have with your child: the danger of using alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the first six weeks …

Harms of alcohol in different age groups

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Harms of alcohol in different age groups BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1979 (Published 10 August 2022)Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1979 The BMJ August 10, 2022 Concern should be focused on older drinkers “Our message is simple: young people should not drink, but older people may benefit from drinking small amounts,”1 was the eye catching conclusion of a recent study from the Global Burden of Disease project.2These …

What are zero alcohol drinks?

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What are zero alcohol drinks? Alcohol and Drug Foundation August 11, 2022 AUSTRALIA – ‘Zero alcohol drinks is essentially marketing terminology for ‘products mimicking alcohol, which can be defined as: A beverage containing less than 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) that features the branding of established alcohol companies, and/or is designed to imitate the flavour, packaging, or overall appearance of …

Harms of alcohol in different age groups

Mark Willingham Uncategorized

Harms of alcohol in different age groups BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1979 (Published 10 August 2022)Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1979 The BMJ August 10, 2022 Concern should be focused on older drinkers “Our message is simple: young people should not drink, but older people may benefit from drinking small amounts,”1 was the eye catching conclusion of a recent study from the Global Burden of Disease project.2These …

Exceeding weekly alcohol recommendations linked to short chromosomes

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Exceeding weekly alcohol recommendations linked to short chromosomes Regions of repetitive DNA sequence called telomeres cap our chromosomes, with shorter telomeres being linked to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and heart disease Source: https://www.newscientist.com/ August 8, 2022 Consuming 17 or more units of alcohol a week, just beyond the UK’s recommended upper limit, has been linked with shortened telomeres. Telomeres are regions …