Texas: TABC investigates cheap liquor sold as top shelf

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Texas: TABC investigates cheap liquor sold as top shelf   Source: KSAT By Myra Arthur July 9th   What you drink might not be what you think.   Since April, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has investigated bars, clubs and restaurants for switching top shelf liquor with cheaper brands and serving it to unknowing customers.   TABC investigators collected 153 …

Two held for forcing 3-year-old to drink liquor

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Two held for forcing 3-year-old to drink liquor The Hindu Staff Reporter July 8, 2015 TIRUVANNAMALA, INDIA – The police arrested two persons and are on the lookout for three others who forced a little boy to drink liquor. The video of drunk youths forcing a little boy of about three years of age to drink went viral on the …

Alcohol-fuelled air rage incidents are up 40% from last year… proving ‘floozing’ phenomenon is on the rise

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Alcohol-fuelled air rage incidents are up 40% from last year… proving ‘floozing’ phenomenon is on the rise [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Civil Aviation Authority figures show 271 drunken incidents since 2014 [if !supportLists]·         [endif]In the same period the year before, only 190 incidents had occurred  [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Drinking heavily while flying is known as ‘floozing’ among airline insiders    Daily Mail By Katie …

MT: ‘No-sell’ alcohol list for downtown Missoula shelved

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MT: ‘No-sell’ alcohol list for downtown Missoula shelved Missoulian By Martin Kidston July 7, 2015 A program intended to curb the sale of alcohol to individuals cited for bad conduct in downtown Missoula didn’t make its spring debut, and the committee that created the plan isn’t likely to launch it this summer. The Mayor’s Downtown Advisory Commission worked on the proposal …

Your Adolescent Binge-Drinking Has Ruined Your Brain Forever (Excerpt)

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Your Adolescent Binge-Drinking Has Ruined Your Brain Forever (Excerpt)   Source: Munchies By Alex Swerdloff July 8, 2015   There’s really nothing like the prospect of inflicting some seriously permanent self-trauma to spice up a night of unfettered revelry, right? Hell, where would the fun in Whip-Its be if they didn’t leave you with the brain damage equivalent of a …

Binge drinking during pregnancy is ‘common’

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Binge drinking during pregnancy is ‘common’   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 8th July, 2015   Binge drinking during pregnancy is a “significant public health concern”, even though most women give up once they know they are pregnant, a new study reports.   The report, which is published in the journal BMJ Open, found that “substantial numbers” of …

Smirnoff vodka advert banned by regulator

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Smirnoff vodka advert banned by regulator   Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 8th July, 2015   Diageo is fighting to overturn a decision by UK regulator the ASA to ban an advertisement for its Smirnoff vodka brand over concerns it breaches marketing laws.   The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently ruled that the television advertisement, launched last year …

People substitute marijuana for alcohol at age 21, study says

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People substitute marijuana for alcohol at age 21, study says   Source: Washington Post By Robert Gebelhoff July 8   Marijuana seems to act as a substitute for alcohol when people hit the minimum legal drinking age, a recent study found.   The study, published in the Journal of Health Economics, found – perhaps not surprisingly – that alcohol consumption …

Drinking Alone: A Bad Idea or a Toast to Oneself?

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Drinking Alone: A Bad Idea or a Toast to Oneself?   Is imbibing solo pathetic? Antisocial? A sign of ‘a problem’? Lettie Teague talks to some experts, tips her glass to all the wine drinkers who decline to drink alone and concludes: nope   Source: WSJ By Lettie Teague April 24, 2015   WINE IS A BEVERAGE with its own …

Moderate alcohol benefits vary by race and sex, finds huge US survey

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Moderate alcohol benefits vary by race and sex, finds huge US survey   Source: MNT 24 April 2015   Compared with no alcohol consumption, sensible levels of drinking have correlated with better heart health. However, a new analysis has revealed that a cardioprotective link from moderate drinking is not the same for people of African ancestry as it is for …