A Ten-Year Plan To Reduce Global Alcohol Consumption Is Showing Results

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A Ten-Year Plan To Reduce Global Alcohol Consumption Is Showing Results Forbes By Thomas Pellechia, Contributor June 10, 2019 There’s a global move to get people to drink less alcohol. WHO is behind the move, and that is not a question, who being the World Health Organization. As of just a few years ago, a WHO chart listed France’s overall alcohol consumption at number …

WV:  New DUI Simulator to be Unveiled

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WV:  New DUI Simulator to be Unveiled News Release WV ABCA June 7, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) will hold a press conference on Monday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. to present the citizens of West Virginia with a brand-new DUI Simulator.   WVABCA Commissioner Fred Wooton said, “The DUI Simulator is in great …

Africa:   High-density of alcohol outlets and advertising affect youth drinking

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Africa:   High-density of alcohol outlets and advertising affect youth drinking Medical Xpress by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health June 12, 2019 Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick, according to a study by the …

Cheaper supersized ‘alcopops’ a serious risk for underage drinkers

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Cheaper supersized ‘alcopops’ a serious risk for underage drinkers News Medical and Life Sciences By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MD June 12 2019 Experts have warned that alcopops are posing a new threat to underage drinkers. These alcopops are ready-to-drink flavoured alcoholic drinks that contain more alcohol than usual, they warn. The latest study by George Mason University’s College of Health and …

Research evaluates prenatal care providers’ understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices

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Research evaluates prenatal care providers’ understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices News Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor) June 13 2019 There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a …

Massachusetts Alcohol Responsibility Program launched in Waltham:

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Massachusetts Alcohol Responsibility Program launched in Waltham: “A new paradigm for safe and responsible alcohol sales and service” RRForum June 13, 2019 Waltham, Massachusetts – The Responsible Retailing Forum (RRForum) has launched the Massachusetts Alcohol Responsibility Program (MA ARP) in the City of Waltham. The MA ARP is a public-private partnership between the RRForum, Massachusetts cities and towns, and alcohol beverage licensees and their industry partners. …

Alcohol’s role in the relationship between Sweden and Norway

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Alcohol’s role in the relationship between Sweden and Norway Science Nordic By Nancy Bazilchuk (based on an article by Bård Amundsen) June 14, 2019 Neighbouring countries often have interesting relationships— think France and Germany, or the USA and Canada. Norway and Sweden are no exception — especially when it comes to alcohol. Norwegians and Swedes have a common ancestry and …

UConn’s Alcohol Research Center Continues Unprecedented Run (excerpt)

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UConn’s Alcohol Research Center Continues Unprecedented Run (excerpt) UConn Today By Christopher DeFrancesco ’95 (CLAS) – UConn Health June 13, 2019 Despite increasing competition for federal research dollars, the Alcohol Research Center (ARC) at UConn Health endures well into its fifth decade with an unprecedented continuation of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A five-year, $7.5 million award from the NIH’s National Institute …

Monster Energy Is Expanding With Alcohol And Cannabis Drinks

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Monster Energy Is Expanding With Alcohol And Cannabis Drinks Four Loko, is that you? delish by Megan Schaltegger June 12, 2019 Energy drinks are kinda scary, what with the insane amounts of sugar, caffeine, and, um, side effects. So forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about Monster Beverage’s latest endeavor. According to the Wall Street Journal, company execs told shareholders earlier this week …