Irish study says Irishmen are drinking too much and beer is too cheap

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Irish study says Irishmen are drinking too much and beer is too cheap Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/ By BRIAN NIEMIETZ AUG 28, 2019  Irish eyes can’t like what they’re seeing in a new report on alcoholism filed to Ireland’s Minister for Finance. Alcohol Action Ireland found that 11 liters of alcohol are consumed per person each year on the Emerald Isle, which they …

United Kingdom: Drink-drive deaths in UK hit eight-year high

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United Kingdom: Drink-drive deaths in UK hit eight-year high at 250 in 2017 – but government dismisses rise as ‘not significant’ amid calls to lower legal alcohol limit Estimated 250 people killed by drink-drivers in 2017 according to latest data This is a 9 per cent rise from 230 in 2016 and the worst death toll since 2009 Nearly eight …

Ireland:  Irish alcohol consumption 80% above global average, says Alcohol Action Ireland

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Ireland:  Irish alcohol consumption 80% above global average, says Alcohol Action Ireland Breaking News By Michelle McGlynn August 27, 2019 Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) is calling on the Finance Minister to maintain the current excise duties on drink in its pre-budget submission today. It says that Ireland’s consumption of alcohol is 80% above the global average. Alcohol Action Ireland CEO Sheila Gilheany …

Asia:  S.Korea’s drunk driving fatalities post double-fall on tougher punishment

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Asia:  S.Korea’s drunk driving fatalities post double-fall on tougher punishment Xinhua Editor: xuxin August 27, 2019 SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s drunk driving fatalities posted a double-digit fall for the past two months on tougher punishment over driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), police data showed Tuesday. The number of deaths from DUI traffic accidents was 21 …

Canada:  Immediate consequences to an impaired driving stop

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Canada:  Immediate consequences to an impaired driving stop Impaired driving trouble starts right on the roadside Pipestone Flyer August 26, 2019 If stop by police for suspected impaired driving some consequences could be immediate. Immediate Roadside Suspension Program Federal limits for alcohol : In all Canadian provinces, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for fully licensed drivers is 80 …

WA:  Half our fatalities involve alcohol or drugs — so, what is Washington’s DUI culture?

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WA:  Half our fatalities involve alcohol or drugs — so, what is Washington’s DUI culture? The Bellingham Herald By Doug Dahl August 19, 2019 Many times I’ve referenced data showing that more than half of all traffic fatalities in Washington state involve an impaired driver. When stated without more context, it’s easy to reach a false conclusion about impaired driving, …

NV:  ‘Sober Curious’ movement continues to gain steam in Las Vegas, other cities

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NV:  ‘Sober Curious’ movement continues to gain steam in Las Vegas, other cities 8 News Now by Carolyn Williams August 21, 2019 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands are jumping on-board a movement that’s gaining steam, especially in hospitality-driven cities, across the nation. ‘Sober Curious’ is described by Ruby Warrington, British journalist and author of “Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater …

Millennials are shunning beer because they say it makes them ‘fat’

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Millennials are shunning beer because they say it makes them ‘fat’ Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/ Kate Taylor  August 24, 2019 Almost a third of millennials say they’re cutting back on alcohol, up from the 21% who said they were drinking less alcohol in 2018, according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Beer is being hit the hardest, with 27% of …