After Uber arrives, heavy drinking increases (Excerpt)

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After Uber arrives, heavy drinking increases (Excerpt) Ride-hailing apps have allowed more binging-and increased demand for bartenders Source: https://www.economist.com/ Nov 19th 2019 UBER HAS hit a few potholes on its ten-year journey. In recent years the ride-hailing company has been beset by —ual-harassment scandals, lawsuits over drivers’ contracts and battles with regulators. Its share price has fallen by a third since …

Women Take the Lead on Key Alcohol Laws – It’s to Protect their Families

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Women Take the Lead on Key Alcohol Laws – It’s to Protect their Families Source: Public Action Management by Pamela S. Erickson November 20, 2019 Even before women could vote, they were leaders in the effort to curb major social and family problems created by alcohol. Today, the media portrays these women as cartoon characters bent on being moralistic buzz-kills. …

Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse

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Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse Source: https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Owen Bellwood 20th November, 2019 Research carried out by the University of Salford has found that worrying about pain can make the effects of alcohol feel more severe. The UK-based university examined how the experiences of excessive drinking and hangovers varied from person to person, and whether irrational thoughts …

France:  Is France moving towards a zero drink drive limit?

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France:  Is France moving towards a zero drink drive limit? The Local November 18, 2019 Could France be heading to a legal drink drive limit of zero? That’s what the health minister wants and her campaign received an unexpected boost over the weekend when the agriculture minister – with responsibility for France’s wine growers – backed her proposal. Health minister …

Private liquor in Washington state: Are we better off?

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Private liquor in Washington state: Are we better off? Washington voters decided liquor would be privatized in 2012. But has this decision paid off so far? Source: https://www.krem.com/ Ian Smay, Casey Decker November 19, 2019 Washington voters decided eight years ago that they wanted to buy their booze at local grocery and big-box stores instead of at state-run liquor stores. Voters …

Prosecutors Charge Five Men for Fatal Alcohol Poisoning of Underage Student at Fraternity Party

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Prosecutors Charge Five Men for Fatal Alcohol Poisoning of Underage Student at Fraternity Party Source: https://www.addictioncenter.com/ by Nathan Yerby November 19, 2019 Noah Domingo had just started studying Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He aspired to become a trainer in the NBA. However, Domingo tragically died from alcohol poisoning at a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity party on January …

Booze culture is so bad at French spirits maker

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Booze culture is so bad at French spirits maker Pernod Ricard that staff knock back 12 shots a day before driving home, go on three-day binges and suffer hallucinations because of drinking so much, whistleblowers claim Bosses at French spirits company Pernod Ricard accused of pressuring workers Three sales staff alleged that they were forced to knock back up to …

Molson Coors partners with L.A. Libations to boost its non-alcoholic options

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Molson Coors partners with L.A. Libations to boost its non-alcoholic options Source: https://www.foxbusiness.com/ November 19, 2019 Molson Coors Brewing Company is going the healthy route in an attempt to capture the non-alcoholic market by switching its gears from beer to trendy flavored seltzer. The mass-market brewer that sports an impressive portfolio of over 90 brands, including its namesake Coors and popular …

Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking

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Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking Source: https://www.eurekalert.org/ November 19, 2019 Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research from Iowa State University. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly predicted the percentage of teens who had heard of, preferred and tried different …

New Zealand:  More Work Needed to Reduce Harmful Drinking

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New Zealand:  More Work Needed to Reduce Harmful Drinking Majority of New Zealanders Drinking Responsibly And Less, But More Work Needed to Reduce Harmful Drinking Press Release Alcohol Beverages Council November 15, 2019 NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the majority of New Zealanders drink responsibly and generally Kiwis and young people are drinking less, but there is more work …