Chill thrill: A new ice age dawns in bars

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Chill thrill: A new ice age dawns in bars   The latest ice-making technology-including cubes made of booze-could make drinks served on the rocks more profitable.   Source: Restaurant Hospitality Bob Krummert Jun 9, 2015   Cutting-edge mixologists have already made artisan-caliber ice a must-have drink component in the craft cocktail world. Think what they’ll do when they can use …

Illinois: Illegal liquor deliveries across state borders costing Illinois millions

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Illinois: Illegal liquor deliveries across state borders costing Illinois millions   Industry leaders say illegal “special deliveries” from liquor stores in Indiana to retailers in Illinois are costing Illinois millions in lost tax revenue.   Source: ABC 7 By Chuck Goudie June 12, 2015   Alcohol is much more expensive in Illinois than it is in Indiana. And it is …

Survey: Many stores place alcohol ads in areas frequented by youth

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Survey: Many stores place alcohol ads in areas frequented by youth   La Center United surveys 10 area stores, find 60 percent have alcohol ads within two feet of their candy aisles   The Reflector By Kelly Moyer, staff reporter June 10, 2015   Area youth may be getting more exposure to alcohol advertisements than parents think. According to a …

Underage drinking, binge boozing by minors is on the decline?

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Underage drinking, binge boozing by minors is on the decline?   Source: USA Today Tyler Pager June 11, 2015   Underage drinking and binge drinking rates among young people are on the decline across the USA, a new government study finds.   A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released Thursday found underage drinking among all …

Change in French law could end alcohol ad bans

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Change in French law could end alcohol ad bans   Source: the drinks business by Lauren Eads 9th June, 2015   Drinks companies could soon have “almost limitless” freedom to promote their products in France, if a landmark amendment on drinks advertising law is passed.   Currently, French law keeps a tight watch on the advertising of alcoholic drinks due …

1 in 3 Americans struggle with an alcohol use disorder, says new study

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1 in 3 Americans struggle with an alcohol use disorder, says new study   “Alcohol problems are deeply entrenched and significantly under-treated in our society”   Source: Salon Joanna Rothkopf Jun 8th   A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found that way more Americans struggle with alcoholism than we thought – almost 30 percent of adults …

Iran is opening 150 alcoholism treatment centers, even though alcohol is banned

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Iran is opening 150 alcoholism treatment centers, even though alcohol is banned   Source: Washington Post By Adam Taylor June 9   The Iranian government is stepping up its attempts to tackle alcoholism, a senior Health Ministry official told the Iranian Students’ News Agency on Monday, with more than 150 outpatient alcohol treatment centers slated for opening in the near …

Restaurants expected to add half-million summer jobs

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Restaurants expected to add half-million summer jobs   Source: NRA June 8, 2015   Driven by an improving economy, dampened gas prices and consumers’ elevated levels of pent-up demand, restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season.  The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000 jobs during the summer …

Miami forms new alcohol committee

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Miami forms new alcohol committee Dayton Daily News By Eric Robinette, Staff Writer March 31, 2015   OXFORD — Miami University has created a new Alcohol Coordinating Committee to try to change attitudes, behaviors and consequences of high-risk consumption, including binge drinking.   Miami’s President David Hodge last year announced the formation of an Alcohol Task Force, which issued its first report …