SWA’s Frost Wants to Help Solve Alcohol Abuse Problems

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SWA’s Frost Wants to Help Solve Alcohol Abuse Problems   Source: WhiskyCast Mark Gillespie October 18, 2015    “There’s definitely more to be done, and we, the industry, want to be part of making that better,” says Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost of Scotland’s alcohol abuse problem. To the industry’s critics, that’s like a fox pledging to a …

During pregnancy, don’t drink a drop of alcohol, pediatricians warn

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During pregnancy, don’t drink a drop of alcohol, pediatricians warn   Source: Chicago Tribune October 20, 2015   While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant.   “The only guarantee of having no effects from …

Americans are drinking themselves to death – and alcohol is ruining more lives than all other drugs combined

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Americans are drinking themselves to death – and alcohol is ruining more lives than all other drugs combined   Source: Raw Story Kali Holloway 20 Oct 2015   While our current political conversations often involve concerned discussions about marijuana’s imagined dangers or potential benefits (recall that the most recent Republican and Democratic debates both dedicated time to the question of …

Excessive drinking cost $249bn to US economy: CDC

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Excessive drinking cost $249bn to US economy: CDC?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /   Source: DBR 19 October 2015   Excessive alcohol consumption affected the US economy to the tune of $249bn or $2.05 per drink in 2010, compared to $223.5bn, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

Mintel predicts four consumer trends for 2016

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Mintel predicts four consumer trends for 2016   Source: NRN Bret Thorn Oct 16, 2015   Technological advances are making life both easier and more fast-paced for Americans, who are trying to do more while seeking balance in their lives, according to Mintel.   In a new report, the research firm’s consumer trend consultants Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler recently …

Tougher Alcohol Policies Lead to Fewer Cirrhosis Deaths

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Tougher Alcohol Policies Lead to Fewer Cirrhosis Deaths   Source: Healthline News October 15, 2015   Over the years state legislators in the United States have passed a number of policies aimed at limiting the consumption of alcohol in an effort to reduce health and public safety issues.   A new study suggests that these policies are working, at least …

Being Hung Over at Work Costs the U.S. $77 Billion a Year

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Being Hung Over at Work Costs the U.S. $77 Billion a Year   New estimates say excess alcohol consumption cost the U.S. economy a quarter-trillion dollars in 2010.   Source: Bloomberg Business John Tozzi October 15, 2015   Drinking too much has well-known personal costs-headaches, nausea, and regrettable 4 a.m. text messages.   The Centers for Disease Control has put …

TN: Airport considering new alcohol regulations

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TN: Airport considering new alcohol regulations   Business Journals October 16, 2015 Get your to-go cups ready.   Memphis International Airport passengers may soon be able to walk the concourses with an adult beverage in hand.   Brian Kuhn, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority general counsel, has been tasked with exploring regulations to make Memphis International’s concourses an open-container area.   …

MA: Fireball, Bud Light, and the T Lifting the MBTA’s ban on alcohol ads is a bad idea

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MA: Fireball, Bud Light, and the T Lifting the MBTA’s ban on alcohol ads is a bad idea   The Crimson By The Crimson Staff October 15, 2015 Bacardi and Smirnoff advertisements may be coming soon to a T stop near you. After three years, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is considering reversing its policy that currently bans alcohol ads …

Canada: Drunk driving laws in B.C. upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

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Canada: Drunk driving laws in B.C. upheld by Supreme Court of Canada Case challenged automatic driving bans, car impoundments for those who blow over .08 on screening device   CBC News October 16, 2015 B.C.s policy of handing out automatic roadside prohibitions to drivers who test over the legal limit for alcohol is constitutional, the Supreme Court of Canada has …