NY:  Cuomo threatens restaurants that violate social distancing with loss of liquor license

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NY:  Cuomo threatens restaurants that violate social distancing with loss of liquor license FOX 5 June 14, 2020 Upset by “rampant” violations of New York’s pandemic-fighting restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened Sunday to pull liquor licenses of scofflaw restaurants and even reinstate closings in areas where local governments fail to enforce rules. Manhattan and Long Island’s tony Hamptons were singled out as problem areas by Cuomo, who said …

Netherlands: ‘Sweat test’ ankle bracelets to target alcohol-related crime

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Netherlands: ‘Sweat test’ ankle bracelets to target alcohol-related crime Pilot studies show 71% of the participants did not have any alcohol during the test, even though some were allowed access to it. Sky News June 15, 2020 Dutch criminals convicted of alcohol-related offences will be forced to wear a special ankle bracelet to monitor their drinking habits. The electronic tag, …

MADD Applauds Legislation that Will Eliminate Drunk Driving in America

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MADD Applauds Legislation that Will Eliminate Drunk Driving in America Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/ June 22, 2020 Rulemaking in Transportation Bill would require new cars to passively detect drunk driving MADD commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for its leadership in advancing legislation which has the potential to eliminate nearly all drunk driving deaths on our nation’s roads. More than 10,000 people …

Pandemic fuels widespread changes in alcohol laws

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Pandemic fuels widespread changes in alcohol laws From allowing cocktails to-go to lifting rules on delivery, states ease restrictions to help struggling bars and restaurants Source: https://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/ Ron Ruggless Jun 24, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has evoked the most widespread changes in state alcohol beverage laws since Prohibition was repealed in 1933. On Wednesday, for example, the Michigan Legislature approved …

Florida: Leveraging Liquor Licenses To Enforce COVID-19 Rules

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Florida: Leveraging Liquor Licenses To Enforce COVID-19 Rules Source: https://www.law360.com/ By Nathan Hale June 24th Florida has significantly escalated its enforcement of COVID-19 rules for businesses by going after liquor licenses, as it did with an Orlando bar late Monday, a big turn in a state where the governor had been focusing heavily on loosening restrictions, attorneys told Law360. The …

Even ‘Low-Risk’ Drinking Can Be Harmful: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

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Even ‘Low-Risk’ Drinking Can Be Harmful: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs News Release NEWS PROVIDED BY Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs  June 15, 2020 PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — It’s not just heavy drinking that’s a problem — even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new study …

Alcohol Taxes To Reduce Consumption May Not Produce The Intended Result

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Alcohol Taxes To Reduce Consumption May Not Produce The Intended Result Forbes By Thomas Pellechia June 14, 2020 “The rise in alcohol taxes since 2008 is, in part, due to an alliance of government and temperance interests.”  So says Kym Anderson, School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia, and Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Anderson makes that claim …

Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says

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Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says Limiting alcohol and added sugars are among the recommendations an influential advisory committee is about to send to the government. Source: https://www.politico.com/ By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 06/18/2020 Men should cut back their alcohol intake to one drink per day rather than two, according to an influential panel that is advising the …

Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet Suspend In-Flight Alcohol Service

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Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet Suspend In-Flight Alcohol Service The Drinks Business by Edith Hancock  June 15, 2020  Virgin Atlantic has removed alcohol onboard flights as part of a wider overhaul of its catering service it hopes will reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading between passengers. A spokesperson for the airline told the drinks business it will remove alcohol sales when some flights …

WI:  Online tools track alcohol usage and deaths attributed to alcohol

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WI:  Online tools track alcohol usage and deaths attributed to alcohol Milton Courier By Rebecca Kanable June 15, 2020 According to new data dashboards released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), fewer Wisconsin youth report drinking alcohol, adult binge drinking is higher than the national average, and deaths attributed to alcohol in the state are increasing. The new …