India:  State plans to reopen 3,000 liquor shops

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India:  State plans to reopen 3,000 liquor shops With this, more liquor will flow across the state, generating more revenue for the government. The Asian Age Umakant Deshpande May 16, 2018 Mumbai: In what may be a way around the Supreme Court (SC) order, the state government has decided to permit over 3,000 liquor shops to reopen in gram panchayat areas …

United Kingdom:  Minimum alcohol pricing review promised

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United Kingdom:  Minimum alcohol pricing review promised Lancashire Telegraph May 16, 2018 PUBLIC Health England will review the evidence for minimum unit pricing for alcohol in England, a health minister has said. Steve Brine said that while a previous consultation found the evidence was not conclusive, the policy was kept under review as part of efforts to tackle alcohol abuse. …

A bottled sangria with 13.9% alcohol content is getting people so drunk that it’s being called the ‘new Four Loko’

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A bottled sangria with 13.9% alcohol content is getting people so drunk that it’s being called the ‘new Four Loko’ Insider By Nian Hu May 15, 2018 Capriccio Bubbly Sangria.World Market Capriccio Bubbly Sangria is making the rounds on social media because people claim it gets them extremely drunk. On Friday, a Twitter user went viral when she said that the alcoholic beverage must contain a “secret” …

A parent asks: Is it okay to drink in front of our kids?

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A parent asks: Is it okay to drink in front of our kids? Washington Post By Meghan Leahy May 16, 2018 Q: We live in Belgium, where we have access to a fantastic variety of beer, and we have a 4-year-old and a 1½ -year-old. My partner and I never get drunk, but we’ll often have one beer or a glass of …

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania beer distributors sell alcoholic slushies to go but are they legal?

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Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania beer distributors sell alcoholic slushies to go but are they legal?   Source: http://www.pennlive.com/ By Sue Gleiter May 17, 11:23 AM   Pennsylvanians applauded six-packs and malt beverage can sales at beer distributors.   Now shoppers are encountering another perk they never imagined seeing at a beer distributor – alcoholic beer slushies.   At Beer Zoo in Swatara Township …

Feds Spend $333,210 Studying Bars Along Mexico Border

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Feds Spend $333,210 Studying Bars Along Mexico Border   Study asks if there is ‘more dancing, louder music’ in border towns   Source: http://freebeacon.com/ BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 18, 2018   The National Institutes of Health is spending over $300,000 to study bars along the U.S.-Mexico border.   The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation is heading the project. Among …

OH:  Officials study DORA impact on business, youth

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OH:  Officials study DORA impact on business, youth Salem News By Katie White, Staff Writer May 18, 2018 While the city considers whether to pursue a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), officials are looking into how it would affect local business, and local youth. The city is now eligible to establish a DORA because of a wine manufacturing permit recently …

United Kingdom:  Improving communication of guidance on drinking alcohol in pregnancy

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United Kingdom:  Improving communication of guidance on drinking alcohol in pregnancy Medical Xpress Credit: Cardiff University May 17, 2018 Advice about alcohol consumption during pregnancy could be conveyed more effectively to parents and health professionals, research at Cardiff University has found. Since 2016, guidance from UK Chief Medical Officers recommends that women who are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant abstain from drinking …

Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol

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Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol New research shows that the percentage of 12- to 21-year-olds who start using marijuana before other substances has increased significantly over the past decade News Release (EurekAlert!) Springer May 17, 2018 More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. …