Ireland’s alcohol sales drop 35.6% in April

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Ireland’s alcohol sales drop 35.6% in April Source: https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Nicola Carruthers 2nd June, 2020 Alcohol sales fell by 35.6% in Ireland in April 2020 compared to the same period last year, with spirits dropping by 13% as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, trade body Drinks Ireland estimated that total alcohol sales have fallen by 30% across …

Some tequila brands are narcos’ ally for laundering drug money

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Some tequila brands are narcos’ ally for laundering drug money A link was first discovered by US investigators in 2006 Source: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/ June 4, 2020 The tequila industry and some of Mexico’s notorious drug cartels have a criminal association dating back at least 14 years. The federal government announced this week that the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) had frozen the …

A draft law sets SA’s drunk-driving limit to zero – and govt is keen to get it enacted

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A draft law sets SA’s drunk-driving limit to zero – and govt is keen to get it enacted Source: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/ Phillip de Wet Jun 01, 2020 South Africa could have a drunk-driving limit of zero before the end of the year, if government has its way, with full criminal penalties for anyone caught with any discernible level of alcohol in their …

Alaska: Native village corporation acquires Brown Jug liquor store chain in $21 million sale

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Alaska: Native village corporation acquires Brown Jug liquor store chain in $21 million sale Source: https://www.adn.com/ June 2, 2020 An Alaska Native village corporation from the Kodiak Island region has acquired the state’s largest retailer of liquor, wine and beer. Afognak Native Corp. purchased the Brown Jug chain from the Canadian company Alcanna, based in Edmonton, Alberta, the village corporation …

South Africa’s alcohol ban has given ‘massive boost’ to criminal gangs

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South Africa’s alcohol ban has given ‘massive boost’ to criminal gangs Prohibition of beer and spirit sales has cut rates of murder and violence but the resulting illicit trade will now be hard to stop Source: https://www.theguardian.com/ Jason Burke in Johannesburg 31 May 2020 The lockdown has been tough for David Mkoswe, a mechanic who lives in Alexandra, a sprawling …

What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol

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What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol Medical News Today By Zawn Villines | Reviewed by Carissa Stephens, RN, CCRN, CPN August 27, 2019 The kidneys help filter the blood, including by filtering out harmful substances such as alcohol. Moderate drinking should not cause kidney pain, but binge drinking or frequent drinking may cause kidney problems. Kidney pain usually …

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

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Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says CNN By Jen Christensen, CNN January 8, 2020 (CNN)The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said. The study was published Wednesday in …

FL:  Lawmaker combines ‘accountability’ and ‘compassion’ in drunk driving bill

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FL:  Lawmaker combines ‘accountability’ and ‘compassion’ in drunk driving bill Tallahassee Democrat. By James Call, Tallahassee Democrat January 7, 2020 Calling it a melding of compassion and accountability, a top state lawmaker is proposing a new way to deal with first-time DUI offenders. Senate President pro tempore David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, has filed a bill (SB 1396) to create what’s known as a “diversion” …

America is drinking its way through the coronavirus crisis – and that’s no party

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America is drinking its way through the coronavirus crisis – and that’s no party A surge in alcohol use disorders likely lies ahead Philly Voice By David H. Jernigan, Boston University April 11, 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or eggs. Across the U.S., governors are terming alcohol sales an …

Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

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Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems? Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ By Maria Cramer May 26, 2020 Quarantinis. Zoom happy hours. Easy front-door liquor delivery. The boredom of staying home and the intense anxiety …