ALCOHOL MARKETPLACES 2.0 PART 4: WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING LEGAL DRINKING AGE?

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ALCOHOL MARKETPLACES 2.0 PART 4: WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING LEGAL DRINKING AGE? Source: https://www.beveragelaw.com/ By Rebecca Stamey-White and Jeff Carroll April 27, 2021 Only businesses holding a license to sell alcohol at retail can sell alcohol to consumers. That simple fact complicates matters for unlicensed entities such as online marketplaces, delivery apps, and delivery services that would like to create …

Does Alcohol Cause Weight Gain? It’s Complicated…

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Does Alcohol Cause Weight Gain? It’s Complicated… Some people are choosing alcohol instead of food for calories. Psychology Today By Judity J. Wurtman Ph.D. | The Antidepressant Diet April 25, 2021 “How much alcohol do you consume?” This is a standard question usually asked of someone who is seeking weight-loss support. The question is often followed up with a short …

Health educators promote treatment methods during Alcohol Awareness Month

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Health educators promote treatment methods during Alcohol Awareness Month Advantage April 21, 2021 April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to emphasize the need for education about alcohol use disorder. Drinking too much alcohol can have a direct impact not only on an individual’s health and safety, but that of their families and communities as well. According to the 2019 …

College students aren’t partying through pandemic, Husker study shows

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College students aren’t partying through pandemic, Husker study shows Nebraska Today by Kateri Hartman | University Communication April 22, 2021 A new survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows college students’ drinking rates dropped during the pandemic — contrary to popular belief. Distress, boredom, and the widespread promotion of increased drinking during the pandemic on social media could have been a recipe for …

Operation Prom reminds teens to stay safe during prom season

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Operation Prom reminds teens to stay safe during prom season The Lawton Constitution By Chris Wilson April 23, 2021 Wichita Mountains Prevention Network (WMPN) is partnering with local schools to launch Operation Prom, a social media campaign dedicated to reminding teens that this prom season, they do not have to be drunk or high to have fun. According to AAA, …

Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Applaud Senate Passage of Ignition Interlock Bill, Urge House to Swiftly Act to Save Lives

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Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Applaud Senate Passage of Ignition Interlock Bill, Urge House to Swiftly Act to Save Lives Senate Bill 183, House Bill 402 Aim to Modernize North Carolina’s Critical Ignition Interlock Laws Source: RESPONSIBILITY.ORG April 22, 2021 Anti-drunk driving advocates, distilled spirits producers, sheriffs, lawyers and concerned state legislators applauded the today’s Senate passage …

Surprising Side Effects of Not Drinking Alcohol, Say Experts

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Surprising Side Effects of Not Drinking Alcohol, Say Experts Toast your health… by putting down that glass. Eat This, Not That By Jessica Demarino | Fact Checked By Olivia Tarantino April 20, 2021 Despite being a popular social pastime, with nearly 70% of the American population enjoying alcohol on an annual basis, drinking alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature illness and contributes …

United Kingdom: Banning alcohol from being sold in supermarkets and making it available only in off-licences could clamp down on Britain’s booze crisis, experts say

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United Kingdom: Banning alcohol from being sold in supermarkets and making it available only in off-licences could clamp down on Britain’s booze crisis, experts say Cardiff University experts made the case after looking at data on 500,000 Brits Making Britons go to extra lengths to buy alcohol would remove the temptation Critics of radical scheme told MailOnline move would be …

What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption?

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What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption? A comparison across demographic groups over two decades offers some clues, and there has been a particular rise in misuse among women during the pandemic. The New York Times By Nambi Ndugga and Austin Frakt April 19, 2021 American deaths from misuse of substances, including alcohol, have increased over the past two decades, but not uniformly …

Finland:  Ministry: Minors in Finland use loophole to order alcohol from online stores abroad

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Finland:  Ministry: Minors in Finland use loophole to order alcohol from online stores abroad According to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, a buyer’s age is not being definitively verified by suppliers. YLE April 14, 2021 Yle learned of one case one case where students in grades 7 to 9, or from ages 12 to 15, were ordering alcohol …