United Kingdom: Revealed: Popular ‘cocktails in a can’ and alcopops can contain as much sugar as SIX Krispy Kreme doughnuts (and WKD Blue is the worst offender) (Excerpt)

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United Kingdom: Revealed: Popular ‘cocktails in a can’ and alcopops can contain as much sugar as SIX Krispy Kreme doughnuts (and WKD Blue is the worst offender) (Excerpt) 208 pre mixed alcoholic drinks analysed as part of review by Action on Sugar WKD Blue, an ultra-sweet alcopop, served up 59g of sugar in one 700ml bottle That is the equivalent …

Rounds cause 62% of Scots to drink excessively

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Rounds cause 62% of Scots to drink excessively Source: https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Owen Bellwood 17th January, 2020 Almost two-thirds of Scots have admitted they would be more likely to consume alcohol to excess while drinking in rounds, according to a Diageo-backed study. The study, funded by Johnnie Walker owner Diageo and the Scottish Football Association, polled 1,000 Scottish men and women …

College students’ peer groups significantly influence alcohol use 

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College students’ peer groups significantly influence alcohol use  Healio By Scott Graupensperger January 15, 2020 College students’ alcohol use behaviors may be closely related to their perceptions of the alcohol-related behaviors and attitudes of other students within their close-knit peer group, according to study findings published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Researchers noted that perceived injunctive social norms were predictive of …

Why Indiana could change legal age to serve alcohol in 2020

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Why Indiana could change legal age to serve alcohol in 2020 Source: https://cbs4indy.com/ JANUARY 16, 2020 Indiana could change the legal age to serve alcohol this year. There’s a proposal that would lower the age requirement from 19 to 18. It’s all meant to help with a staffing shortage in the state. This law wouldn’t apply to bars. It would just …

Bonzer! Australians hit the bars as they start enjoying 24-hour drinking

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Bonzer! Australians hit the bars as they start enjoying 24-hour drinking again after ministers scrapped Sydney’s strict ‘anti-fun’ licensing laws (Excerpt) Sydney’s partygoers enjoyed their first weekend without controversial lockout laws limiting late-night fun Under previous laws bars were required to deny entry to punters after 1.30am and stop serving alcohol at 3am The new changes also involved the scrapping …

How Alcohol Affects Us as We Age

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How Alcohol Affects Us as We Age Why it matters that older adults are drinking more than ever AARP by Selene Yeager and Barbara Stepko January 15, 2020  You don’t have to go to Margaritaville to see people in their 60s and older having nightly rounds of pungent cocktails. Heavier drinking is on the rise among older Americans. Surveys of …

Prohibition changed alcohol consumption rates. Here’s how.

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Prohibition changed alcohol consumption rates. Here’s how. BizJournals By Jay L. Zagorsky, Senior Lecturer, Questrom School of Business January 15, 2020 On Jan. 17, 1920, one hundred years ago, America officially went dry. Prohibition, embodied in the U.S Constitution’s 18th amendment, banned the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. Yet it remained legal to drink, and alcohol was widely available throughout Prohibition, which ended in …

VT:  Should Vermont lower legal limit for drunken driving?

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VT:  Should Vermont lower legal limit for drunken driving? WCAX 3 By Don Amato January 16, 2020 MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont lawmakers are looking at lowering the legal limit for drunk driving. Right now, your blood alcohol content must be below 0.08 before you hit the road. But two senators say they support lowering the BAC limit to 0.05. Our Dom …

United Kingdom:  UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade

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United Kingdom:  UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade BBC News January 16, 2020 The number of UK pubs and bars increased for the first time in a decade during 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The total number rose by 315, or 0.8%, last year to 39,130, driven by food sales. The ONS said …

Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant? Healthline Written by SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD January 16, 2020 It’s common knowledge that alcohol affects your brain function, but you may wonder exactly how it works. Some people think of alcohol as a stimulant that can increase your heart rate, give you energy, and decrease your inhibitions. However, this is not the whole story. …