Guns and alcohol

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Guns and alcohol   Source: Washington Post By Eugene Volokh October 2   After various highly publicized shootings, those of us who are skeptical about gun controls are often asked: So what are we suggesting should be done about the shootings? If we’re not suggesting gun controls (as opposed to proposals such as letting teachers or professors be armed, increasing …

Calls for Scotland to lead global ‘war’ on alcohol

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Calls for Scotland to lead global ‘war’ on alcohol   Source: Herald Scotland Judith Duffy 3 October 2015   AN international expert on tobacco control is calling for Scotland to lead the way in a global ‘war’ to tackle alcohol problems, similar to the efforts which have been made to reduce smoking across the western world.   Professor Gerard Hastings, …

When alcohol fuels business: Drinking students ring cash registers

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When alcohol fuels business: Drinking students ring cash registers   MLive By Mike Wilkinson, Bridge Magazine October 1, 2015 MOUNT PLEASANT — It’s just after 11 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and, even for those students under 21, the weekend party starts early.   “Today is my weekend, man,” one student declares.   It’s “pint night” at a local bar …

National Archives Explores the History and Impact of Alcohol Regulation

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National Archives Explores the History and Impact of Alcohol Regulation   September 30, 2015 Washington, DC – On Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts a special panel discussion on the history and impact of alcohol regulation. Author and alcohol historian Garrett Peck (The Prohibition Hangover) will moderate a discussion on the origins, effects, and current debate …

Study finds family structure plays role in adolescents’ future alcohol attitudes

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Study finds family structure plays role in adolescents’ future alcohol attitudes   FoxNews.com September 30, 2015 Whether adolescents who are allowed to drink alcohol at home go on to have negative involvement with alcohol is dependent on the family structure, found a new study from University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).   “Some parents believe allowing their children …

More than $50,000 seized after 4 Johnston Co. alcohol, gambling and drug locations raided

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More than $50,000 seized after 4 Johnston Co. alcohol, gambling and drug locations raided WNCN By WNCN Staff October 1, 2015 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – State Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and Johnston County Sheriff’s Office deputies served four search warrants at locations operating illegal video gaming machines on Wednesday, authorities said. A search of Meadow Novelty, located at 5350 North …

Who should pay extra fees for shipping alcohol?

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Who should pay extra fees for shipping alcohol? Military Times By Karen Jowers, Staff writer October 1, 2015 Should service members pay for extra costs associated with shipping home alcohol from overseas locations as part of their household goods? That question is at the heart of an ongoing discussion between the moving industry and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, the Defense Department’s …

Do Adolescents Who Stop Abusing Alcohol Pick Up Other Vices?

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Do Adolescents Who Stop Abusing Alcohol Pick Up Other Vices? HCP Live By Bill Schu October 1, 2015   Alcohol prevention campaigns targeted at adolescents seem like a great idea. But is it possible that adolescents discouraged from drinking take up other habits instead, including smoking tobacco or cannabis? A study in BMC Psychiatry says: “No.”   Previous studies involving adolescent habits …

Australia: Sale of alcohol in SA supermarkets, drinking by minors up for debate, State Government says

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Australia: Sale of alcohol in SA supermarkets, drinking by minors up for debate, State Government says ABC News By Leah MacLennan October 2, 2015   The sale of alcohol in South Australian supermarkets is up for discussion as part of a planned overhaul of the state’s liquor licensing laws, the Government has said. The issue of whether minors should be permitted …