ND:  Legislators look to lessen legal consequences of underage drinking

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ND:  Legislators look to lessen legal consequences of underage drinking KXNET By Maddie Biertempfel January 18, 2021 North Dakota’s current underage drinking law carries penalties up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. A bipartisan bill would change that. “This bill actually came at the suggestion of district court judges up in Grand Forks county,” Grand Forks Democratic …

Report shows alcohol consumption linked to portion of cancer incidence and mortality

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Report shows alcohol consumption linked to portion of cancer incidence and mortality Findings call for implementation of policies and cancer control efforts to reduce alcohol consumption News Release American Cancer Society January 19, 2021 ATLANTA – JANUARY 19, 2021 – A new study finds that alcohol consumption accounts for a considerable portion of cancer incidence and mortality in all 50 …

Norway:  Why Norway’s ban on alcohol sales is so controversial

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Norway:  Why Norway’s ban on alcohol sales is so controversial The Local By Vilde Skorpen Wikan January 18, 2021 As Norway extends its controversial ban on serving alcohol, pubs and restaurants are pouring their out-of-date stock down the drain which is providing an unexpected challenge for the sewage system. “Today we’ve poured out beer for 150,000 to 200,000 Norwegian kroner,” …

Why ‘Active Agers’ Could Help Drive Post-Pandemic Sales

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Why ‘Active Agers’ Could Help Drive Post-Pandemic Sales Consumers over 50 are drinking more, spending more, and embracing innovation more than past generations. The industry should stop ignoring them SevenFifty Daily By Andrew Kaplan January 18, 2021 A few years ago, Bart Watson, the chief economist for the Brewers Association, decided to stage a craft beer tasting for the residents of …

Retailers beware: teens masking up to score alcohol

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Retailers beware: teens masking up to score alcohol North Central PA NCPA Staff January 4, 2021 The National Drug Helpline warns businesses to be vigilant when selling alcohol during the pandemic: teens across the U.S. are evading minimum purchase age requirements by hiding behind their masks. “Teenagers in many cases are combining masks with hats, glasses and deceptive clothing to …

Weird health risks of drinking alcohol

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Weird health risks of drinking alcohol MDLinx By Naveed Saleh, MD, MS January 13, 2021 Many physicians are concerned about how much their patients drink, and with good reason, because alcohol is linked to various illnesses and social stressors. Moreover, physicians are humans, too, and as such are invested in their own patterns of alcohol consumption. We know that heavy drinking …

Do You Need To Extend Your “Dry January”?

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Do You Need To Extend Your “Dry January”? JDSupra Written by Womble Bond Dickinson January 13, 2021 Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to participate in “Dry January”? Have you been able to refrain from drinking since January 1? Are you considering getting the COVID vaccine? Health authorities around the world are advising people that plan on getting a …

Europe:  Study finds one small alcoholic drink a day raises risk of irregular heartbeat

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Europe:  Study finds one small alcoholic drink a day raises risk of irregular heartbeat Researchers examined heart health and drinking habits of 108,000 people aged 24 to 97 over 14 years The Guardian By Ian Sample, Science editor January 13, 2021 Having one small alcoholic drink a day raises the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a condition that causes …

United Kingdom:  Different behaviors could reduce death and health risks in regular alcohol drinkers

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United Kingdom:  Different behaviors could reduce death and health risks in regular alcohol drinkers Medical Xpress by University of Glasgow January 12, 2021 A large study of UK adults who consume alcohol regularly has found that different patterns of alcohol consumption—including drinking wine, consuming alcohol with food and spreading alcohol intake over three to four days—could be associated with a lesser …