Australia: Graphic New Ad Warns Of Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

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Australia: Graphic New Ad Warns Of Link Between Alcohol and Cancer Source: https://tendaily.com.au/ Siobhan Kenna 18 Feb 2019  Drinking alcohol is giving more than 3,200 Aussies cancer each year and a new ad is aimed at showing the realities of what alcohol actually does to your body. The reality that alcohol can increase a person’s risk of getting cancer is nothing …

Binge-drinking ‘rewires a teenager’s brain’ leaving them more at risk of depression and alcoholism in later life

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Binge-drinking ‘rewires a teenager’s brain’ leaving them more at risk of depression and alcoholism in later life Alters expression of a protein that controls fear in the grey matter of the brain Only occurs in those who drank excessively when they were under 21 years old Protein is ‘needed for normal development and connections between neurons’  Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ By ALEXANDRA THOMPSON …

UK PUBS STILL CLOSING AT A RATE OF 14 A WEEK

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UK PUBS STILL CLOSING AT A RATE OF 14 A WEEK Source: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/ by Lauren Eads 18th February, 2019 UK pubs are still closing at a rate of 14 per week, according to the Campaign for Real Ale, prompting the organisation to renew calls for action from the Government to support pubs and prevent their permanent loss to communities. UK pubs …

More wine drinkers are opting to skip stores for direct shipping

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More wine drinkers are opting to skip stores for direct shipping In 2018, wineries shipped over six million cases directly to consumers throughout the country except Utah, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama, four states that still prohibit it.  Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/ By Lyle W. Norton  February 17, 2019  Recently, for a friend’s birthday gift, I phoned a local Sonoma County winery, selected a …

Australia: CONCERN OVER ALCOHOL DELIVERY SERVICES SELLING TO TEENS

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Australia: CONCERN OVER ALCOHOL DELIVERY SERVICES SELLING TO TEENS Source: http://www.kiis1011.com.au/ February 15, 2019 AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO PREVENT UNDERAGE TEENS FROM USING ONLINE HOME-DELIVERY SERVICES TO BUY ALCOHOL. There are multiple apps and websites that sell and deliver alcohol including Airtasker, Liquoroo and Jimmy Brings. To use these services all that is required is a credit card and …

Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents

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Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/ Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation February 16, 2019 Summary: New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one’s own home, at friends’ homes, or outdoor settings, and problems …

HI:  Hawaii Drunken Driving Bill Would Prohibit Alcohol Purchase for 3 Years

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HI:  Hawaii Drunken Driving Bill Would Prohibit Alcohol Purchase for 3 Years Insurance Journal February 12, 2019 Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow judges to prohibit people convicted of drunken driving from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for three years after their conviction. The measure, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Chris Lee, has yet to be heard …

ND:  HB 1442 is a tough sell

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ND:  HB 1442 is a tough sell Mino Daily News February 13, 2019 There is a strong principled argument in favor of Rep. Rick Becker’s, R-Bismarck, primary sponsorship of HB 1442. HB 1442 would stop law enforcement officers from conducting scheduled DUI checkpoints in which all drivers on the road are stopped for questioning. The principled argument is that DUI …

Women are Drinking More, but Get Less Help for Alcohol Abuse

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Women are Drinking More, but Get Less Help for Alcohol Abuse Healthline By Joni Sweet February 12, 2019 Even though women are drinking at historically high rates, they are less likely than men to access treatment, according to a new study. Cirrhosis, a serious liver disease, is one of the most severe complications of alcoholism. While there’s no known cure, …

IN:  Tighter alcohol restrictions shot down

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IN:  Tighter alcohol restrictions shot down The Journal Gazette By Niki Kelly February 14, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – New restrictions for retailers selling carryout alcohol were stripped from a wide-ranging alcohol bill Wednesday. The House Public Policy Committee then voted 12-1 to send House Bill 1518 to the House floor. The most controversial part of the bill would have required grocery, drug …