Without Prohibition, You Might Never Order a ‘Jack and Coke’

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Without Prohibition, You Might Never Order a ‘Jack and Coke’ Wine Enthusiast By Kara Newman  January 16, 2020 At the stroke of midnight on January 16, 1920, Prohibition went into effect. The so-called “Noble Experiment” outlawed the production, importation, transportation and sales of “intoxicating liquors” for almost 14 years, until its repeal on December 5, 1933. A century later, we’re still feeling the …

Why is a “level playing field” for local alcohol markets an important goal for public health and safety?

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Why is a “level playing field” for local alcohol markets an important goal for public health and safety? Public Action Management by Pamela S. Erickson January 16, 2020 Did you know that an important goal of alcohol regulation is a “level playing field” for business licensees? Do you know why it’s crucial for public health and safety? Recently, the TTB …

US adults who binge drink are drinking even more, study says

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US adults who binge drink are drinking even more, study says FOX NOW 6 By CNN Wire Service January 16, 2020 ATLANTA — Adults in the United States who binge drink are consuming even more alcohol per binging episode, according to a new study published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk …

Florida: Lawmakers to try again to ease restrictions on wine containers, craft distilleries

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Florida: Lawmakers to try again to ease restrictions on wine containers, craft distilleries Floridians could soon buy wine bottles that rival the size of toddlers. Source: https://floridapolitics.com/ By Sarah Muelleron January 11, 2020 Floridians could soon buy wine bottles that rival the size of toddlers. There are several bills introduced for this Session that aim to relax regulations surrounding beer, …

US Drinks More Alcohol Now Than Just Before Prohibition

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US Drinks More Alcohol Now Than Just Before Prohibition America has a drinking problem, according to public health experts Source: https://www.nbcboston.com/ January 14, 2020 Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which …

Forget Dry January – drinking alcohol in moderation may be linked to a longer lifespan

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Forget Dry January – drinking alcohol in moderation may be linked to a longer lifespan Source: https://www.insider.com/ Mia de Graaf January 16, 2020 Harvard researchers studied 30 years of data on 120,000 men and women aged 30-55 to assess how lifestyle factors affect life expectancy. They found people who have a few alcoholic drinks a week live more years free …

Americans drink about 2.3 gallons of alcohol a year: study

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Americans drink about 2.3 gallons of alcohol a year: study Source: https://thehill.com/ BY JOHN BOWDEN 01/14/20 Americans drink, on average, 2.3 gallons of alcohol per year in the form of beer, wine and mixed beverages, according to a new analysis of federal health statistics. An analysis by The Associated Press found that Americans consume more alcohol per person in modern times …

America’s Favorite Poison

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America’s Favorite Poison Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement? Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ OLGA KHAZAN JANUARY 14, 2020 Occasionally, Elizabeth Bruenig unleashes a tweet for which she knows she’s sure to get dragged: She admits that she doesn’t drink. Bruenig, a columnist at The New York Times with a sizable social-media following, told me that it usually begins with her tweeting something mildly …

From car accidents to alcohol consumption, researchers say rising temperatures could lead to thousands of deaths

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From car accidents to alcohol consumption, researchers say rising temperatures could lead to thousands of deaths A new in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine suggests a 2-degree rise in temperatures could result in around 2,100 fatal injuries each year in the U.S. MarketWatch By Jacob Passy January 14, 2020 If temperatures rise just a couple degrees, thousands more Americans will …