India:  Liquor body presents to TN govt measures to promote ‘responsible drinking’

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India:  Liquor body presents to TN govt measures to promote ‘responsible drinking’ The Hindu BusinessLine Our Bureau | Chennai January 23, 2020 The International Spirits & Wines Association of India (ISWAI), a representative body promoted by the multinational alcoholic beverage companies, has urged the Tamil Nadu government to set up more licensed drinking places to promote ‘responsible drinking’ and to curb …

United Kingdom:  Wetherspoons ban parents from having more than two alcoholic drinks if they’re with kids

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United Kingdom:  Wetherspoons ban parents from having more than two alcoholic drinks if they’re with kids Wetherspoon pubs have the right to stop those with children from ordering more than two drinks. Heart January 24, 2020 According to reports, adults with children will be allowed to have one alcoholic drink in Weatherspoons, and a further one if they are having …

Alcohol Consumption Worsens Global Burden of Disease

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Alcohol Consumption Worsens Global Burden of Disease Clinical Advisor By Emily Pond January 23, 2020 Study results published in Lancet Public Health underscores the significant worldwide burden of disease attributable to alcohol. Alcohol-attributable death rates were highest in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and countries with low human development indices (HDIs). Across countries, alcohol use disproportionately affected young people and men. Kevin Shield, PhD, …

India:  Liquor License: Procedure for obtaining it in India (excerpt)

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India:  Liquor License: Procedure for obtaining it in India (excerpt) Complete Checklist for Obtaining Liquor License in India MYStory By Shivani Jain January 16, 2020 In India, selling liquor is one of the most profitable businesses for the Hotel Sector. It can help to boost the profit margin because of the low labor and high demand. But, at the same …

Australia:  Academics: MUP may reduce alcohol consumption

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Australia:  Academics: MUP may reduce alcohol consumption Food & Drink Business By Doris Prodanovic January 22, 2020 The introduction of a $1.30 minimum unit price (MUP) per standard drink across Australia could reduce alcohol consumption by 1.5 standard drinks per week, according to a recent study by La Trobe University. Australian drinkers consume around 14 standards drinks per week on …

Drinking Around the Globe: New Alcohol and Travel Trends for 2020

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Drinking Around the Globe: New Alcohol and Travel Trends for 2020 Paste Magazine By Molly Harris  January 21, 2020  Dry January might only last a month, but with new partnerships and premium products ready to take new markets by storm, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink and travel trends are ready to roll out throughout 2020. From on- and off-menu specials around the …

PA:  Can a DUI conviction in Pa. prevent you from having a gun? Yes, divided U.S. court says

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PA:  Can a DUI conviction in Pa. prevent you from having a gun? Yes, divided U.S. court says PennLive By Matt Miller January 20, 2020 Can a drunken driving conviction in Pennsylvania trigger a lifelong federal ban on possessing a gun? Under certain circumstances, yes, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has decided. The …

Canada:  The new guidelines suggesting seniors should cut down their alcohol intake

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Canada:  The new guidelines suggesting seniors should cut down their alcohol intake CTV News By Michelle Gerwing, Video Journalist January 21, 2020 WINNIPEG — New guidelines for treating older adults living with substance-use disorders suggest low-risk drinking limits be halved for people over 65.  “As people get older, if they continue to use at the same levels that they did …

Asia:  Vietnam’s Tough New Drunk-Driving Law Is Hurting Beer Sales

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Asia:  Vietnam’s Tough New Drunk-Driving Law Is Hurting Beer Sales Bloomberg By John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen January 21, 2020 Vietnam’s new get-tough-on-drunk-driving law is reining in one of the world’s fastest-growing beer markets. Beer sales in the country have dropped by at least 25% since strict penalties on inebriated drivers took effect on Jan. 1, and the police have issued …

The Temperance Movement Reborn

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The Temperance Movement Reborn Source: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/ by Noah Rothman January 21, 2020 The American left has long regarded itself as the antidote to the prudish puritanism displayed by the moralistic right. But as “liberalism” gave way to “progressivism,” this conceit has fallen away. As economic populism becomes fused with and is often superseded by the demands of identity politics, technocratic social …