Florida: Changing liquor law would be bad for public health

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Florida: Changing liquor law would be bad for public health   Source: Tallahassee Democrat Bruce Grant April 5, 2015   Some laws are better left alone — such as the Florida law that restricts hard liquor sales to a store that primarily sells liquor. The same law requires customers to enter through a separate door, thereby limiting access to minors. …

What’s considered ‘excessive drinking’?

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What’s considered ‘excessive drinking’? United Healthcare By Amanda Keim-Morrison April 4, 2015 While most people drink responsibly, more people drink to excess than you might think – a November study found one in three Americans drinks excessively, but only 10.2 percent of those who drink too much are alcoholics, or dependent on alcohol. Additionally, an estimated 16.6 million Americans have an …

VT: Health Department Reminds Vermonters: Know What You are Drinking

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VT: Health Department Reminds Vermonters: Know What You are Drinking April is Alcohol Awareness Month Health Department
April 2, 2015 BURLINGTON – Written on a giant blackboard in bold colored chalk in the Mule Bar is a list of the available beers and their different alcohol contents. The Health Department applauds this type of disclosure, which the bar considers to be …

Separating fact from fiction on wine’s health benefits

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Separating fact from fiction on wine’s health benefits Does red wine improve health? The answer isn’t cut and drie Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel By Anne Schamberg, Special to the Journal Sentinel April 5, 2015 Wine drinkers, and especially red wine drinkers, love to imagine that their favorite beverage leads to a long, happy life. But the issue of wine – …

Lighter liquor

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Lighter liquor Source: Denton RC By Melissa Wylie 04 April 2015 Instead of simply tossing back shots, Fry Street-area bar patrons can now inhale clouds of flavored alcohol for a quick, euphoric buzz. Rick Reid, owner of The Garage, purchased a commercial alcohol vaporizing machine for his bar a few weeks ago from Austin-based company Vapshot. For $4, customers can …

Ban drinking under 21, say health chiefs: Scots consider draconian move to halt surge in hospital admissions

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Ban drinking under 21, say health chiefs: Scots consider draconian move to halt surge in hospital admissions The proposal has been put forward by experts at NHS Health Scotland They say more must be done to tackle alcohol problem with young people The move would apply in pubs, clubs, supermarkets and off-licences Source: Daily Mail By Kate Foster And Michael …

Study: Taxes on Alcohol Could Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

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Study: Taxes on Alcohol Could Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents Source: US News By Kimberly Leonard April 6, 2015 Raising taxes on alcohol is associated with reducing drunk driving accidents, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville published findings online Monday in the American Journal of Public Health examining the result of 2009 tax increases on …

French blame Brits for binge drinking teens

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French blame Brits for binge drinking teens Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 7th April, 2015 The French government has pointed the finger of blame at British citizens suggesting the UK is responsible for the country’s rising number of binge-drinkers. Officials accused British binge drinkers of encouraging a heavy drinking lifestyle among French young people, so much so that …

South Carolina frat member found dead after St. Patrick’s Day party died of alcohol poisoning: coroner

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South Carolina frat member found dead after St. Patrick’s Day party died of alcohol poisoning: coroner Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY Doyle Murphy April 8, 2015 A University of South Carolina student discovered dead after a St. Patrick’s Day frat party drank himself to death, an autopsy revealed. Charles Terreni Jr., the son of a prominent lawyer, had a …