The most convincing reason for being ‘sober-curious’

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The most convincing reason for being ‘sober-curious’ CNN By Holly Thomas July 10, 2019 (CNN)”It’s so hard not to drink,” Charlotte Underwood told me. “Everyone I grew up with was part of that culture. Even visiting them now, it’s so hard not to drink because it’s a fundamental part of our community.” Underwood, 23, from East Anglia, hasn’t had a …

Just ONE pint of beer or glass of wine could make it unsafe to drive: Scientists question drink-drive limit after finding people are ‘significantly compromised’ by low levels of alcohol

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Just ONE pint of beer or glass of wine could make it unsafe to drive: Scientists question drink-drive limit after finding people are ‘significantly compromised’ by low levels of alcohol One drink is sometimes regarded as ‘safe’ when it comes to drink-driving limits But a study suggests the effects are enough to lead to a loss of control  Scientists said …

Falling UK alcohol consumption driving premiumisation, Mintel finds

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Falling UK alcohol consumption driving premiumisation, Mintel finds Source: https://harpers.co.uk/ By Mathew Lyons 11 July, 2019 As many as 20% of UK adults now do not drink alcohol, according to the latest British Lifestyles report from Mintel. At the same time, 47% of those who do drink alcohol have cut back their consumption. But Britain’s drinkers are increasingly prepared to spend …

Is the alcohol you’re drinking registered with the FDA?

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Is the alcohol you’re drinking registered with the FDA? This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval Rappler.com July 10, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls samples of Cosmic Carabao gin, which they found to contain a high level of methanol, consumers have now been reminded of …

The dangers of energy drinks can be fatal—especially for teens

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The dangers of energy drinks can be fatal—especially for teens Quartz By Sara Talpos July 10, 2019 Earlier this year, a half-dozen students from City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck, Connecticut traveled with their science teacher Katrina Spina to the state capital to testify in support of a bill that would ban sales of energy drinks to children under the age of 16. …

World Health Organization (WHO): 10 things governments could do to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (Excerpt)

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World Health Organization (WHO): 10 things governments could do to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (Excerpt) Source: https://www.who.int/ 10 July 2019 Each year 3 million lives are lost due to harmful use of alcohol. The WHO global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities, with …

PA:  Restaurant Employees Can Be Your Best Defense or Your Worst Enemy When it Comes to Liquor License Citations

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PA:  Restaurant Employees Can Be Your Best Defense or Your Worst Enemy When it Comes to Liquor License Citations JDSupra Written by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. July 8, 2019 Recently, on a drive back to Harrisburg from New York, I stopped in at a popular road-side destination for a drink and a bite to eat and was reminded that compliance with …

Canada:  Toronto’s top doctor sounds alarm on Ontario’s loosened alcohol regulations

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Canada:  Toronto’s top doctor sounds alarm on Ontario’s loosened alcohol regulations Global News By Staff The Canadian Press July 8, 2019 Toronto‘s top doctor is sounding the alarm about the provincial government’s loosened rules around alcohol sales and consumption. In a report to the city’s board of health Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa says the regulations, which include allowing alcohol …

Finland to raise €75m by increasing alcohol and soft drink taxes in 2020

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Finland to raise €75m by increasing alcohol and soft drink taxes in 2020 Helsinki Times July 9, 2019 THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT will introduce the increases in alcohol and soft drink taxes laid out in the government programme in full as early as next year. Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä (Centre) announced last month the increases, which are expected to generate additional …

Latvia proposes ban on alcohol advertising

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Latvia proposes ban on alcohol advertising Source: https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Melita Kiely 9th July, 2019 The Latvian Health Ministry has proposed a ban on all alcohol advertising, including television, radio and online – a move the Consumer Choice Center has criticised. The plans were included in the Latvian Health Ministry’s draft of its national health strategy, and included a proposal to …