States rushed to loosen alcohol laws in the pandemic. Heavy drinking went up, some studies say.

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States rushed to loosen alcohol laws in the pandemic. Heavy drinking went up, some studies say. The Washington Post By Kimberly Kindy December 20, 2021 CORRECTION – A previous version of this article misstated the year that Vermont’s cocktails-to-go law passed. It passed this year, not in 2020. The article has been corrected. As heavy drinking increased in some households during …

VA: Virginia authorities working to reduce holiday-related impaired driving with ‘Checkpoint Strikeforce’ campaign

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VA: Virginia authorities working to reduce holiday-related impaired driving with ‘Checkpoint Strikeforce’ campaign WRIC News 8 By Colleen Guerry December 21, 2021 RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia’s public education campaign and enforcement effort is underway as Gov. Ralph Northam joins other officials and law enforcement officers to deter drunk driving during the holiday season. According to a statement released by …

MI: Legislation would allow 17-year-olds to serve alcohol in bars, restaurants

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MI: Legislation would allow 17-year-olds to serve alcohol in bars, restaurants The Petoskey News-Review By Paul Welitzkin December 20, 2021 GAYLORD — The Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation to lower the age for serving or selling alcohol in taverns and restaurants from 18 to 17. The bill, which now moves on to the Senate for consideration, maintains a …

Drink-driver downs hand sanitiser in an attempt to trick breathalyser — forgetting it contains alcohol

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Drink-driver downs hand sanitiser in an attempt to trick breathalyser — forgetting it contains alcohol Indy 100 By Liam O’Dell December 19, 2021 An East Yorkshire woman tried an unusual tactic to cheat a breath test in April this year, by swigging some hand sanitiser which, obviously, contained alcohol. Police found Sophie Nutter in a Suzuki Swift with four flat …

A third of consumers plan to avoid alcohol this holiday season, survey finds

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A third of consumers plan to avoid alcohol this holiday season, survey finds FoodDive By Christopher Doering, Senior Reporter December 15, 2021 While consumers once looked down upon skipping alcohol and mocked the products on store shelves, for many people it’s now the trendy thing to do. The fact that about half of Americans plan to skip alcohol or drink …

Smartphone apps could help reduce alcohol consumption among college-age drinkers

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Smartphone apps could help reduce alcohol consumption among college-age drinkers News Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. December 16, 2021 Smartphone apps to track blood alcohol abound, but until now had little evidence to show they help manage drinking in young adults. A new University of Florida study shows that heavy drinkers age 21-25 who weren’t trying …

A toast to mindful drinking this holiday season!

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A toast to mindful drinking this holiday season! Healthy Alcohol Marketplace By Pamela S. Erickson December 16, 2021 The holidays can put people in situations where they might drink more alcohol than other times of the year. Some may be inclined to overdo it to cope with the stress of a family gathering, or a socially awkward office function. Holiday …

A toast to mindful drinking this holiday season!

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A toast to mindful drinking this holiday season! Source: Public Action Management December 16, 2021 The holidays can put people in situations where they might drink more alcohol than other times of the year. Some may be inclined to overdo it to cope with the stress of a family gathering, or a socially awkward office function. Holiday expectations can be …

States warn about age verification violations

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States warn about age verification violations Source: https://www.avalara.com/ Gail Cole December 15, 2021 Beverage alcohol sellers are required to verify the age of consumers to ensure alcohol doesn’t fall into the hands of minors, and states are on the lookout for businesses that fail to verify age in the proper way. Age verification requirements for direct shippers are set by …