Chuck E. Cheese to serve beer and wine to attract young parents

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Chuck E. Cheese to serve beer and wine to attract young parents   Source: PIX11 by Katherine Lam October 7, 2015   Chuck E. Cheese is adding new options to its menu that includes beer and wine, a new effort to win over millennial moms.   The chain is trying to appeal to young moms because majority of the time …

Alcohol percentages are creeping up in wines

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Alcohol percentages are creeping up in wines   Source: Miami Herald By Fred Tasker October 8th   Ever get the sense that American wines every year get bigger, less subtle and more alcoholic?   South Florida reader Linda Embry does.   “As I’ve grown older, I’ve preferred wines with an alcohol content lower than 13.5 and 14 percent. Can you …

Russia struggles with growing illicit liquor trade

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Russia struggles with growing illicit liquor trade   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 8th October, 2015   Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a crackdown on illegal alcohol production in an effort to combat the growing popularity of counterfeit liquor in Russia.   The government published a decree on Monday instructing the nation’s alcohol marketing watchdog to …

UI research links moderate alcohol use with heathy aging

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UI research links moderate alcohol use with heathy aging   New DNA assessment tool could be at UIHC in a year   Source: The Gazette Vanessa Miller October 8, 2015   Imagine you’re at the doctor’s office, faced with the standard health-related questions: Do you smoke? How much do you drink?   Do you tell the truth? Or do you …

SWA chief ‘frustrated’ over conference ban

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SWA chief ‘frustrated’ over conference ban   Source: The Spirits Business by Amy Hopkins 8th October, 2015   The CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association has expressed his “frustration” that members of the alcohol sector are “not welcome” at this week’s Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh.   The conference, held from 7-9 October, will be co-hosted by the Global …

Bereaved Whitemarsh mother crusades to end binge drinking, educate about alcohol poisoning

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Bereaved Whitemarsh mother crusades to end binge drinking, educate about alcohol poisoning Montgomery News By Brendan Wills October 5, 2015 Mary Ciammetti talks about her son Christian Oct. 1. Adrianna Hoff — 21st Century Media WHITEMARSH >> For Whitemarsh native Mary Ciammetti, losing her son to alcohol poisoning left her feeling like a leaf blown about by a wind that …

Is it wrong to drink alcohol while pregnant? Even the experts disagree

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Is it wrong to drink alcohol while pregnant? Even the experts disagree   Though it is generally agreed binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, authorities are split on the effect of moderate alcohol intake after 12 weeks   Source: The Guardian Haroon Siddique 7 October 2015   “Thousands of middle class mums-to-be putting babies at risk with light drinking” …

Sturgeon firm on minimum alcohol pricing despite ECJ setback

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Sturgeon firm on minimum alcohol pricing despite ECJ setback   Scottish government’s flagship policy risks infringing EU free trade rules   Source: FT by: Mure Dickie in Edinburgh October 7, 2015   The Scottish government is “absolutely committed” to pursuing a minimum price for alcohol despite an opinion from the European Court of Justice’s advocate general that the flagship policy …

Campus drinking campaign aims to teach students how alcohol adds up

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Campus drinking campaign aims to teach students how alcohol adds up Star Tribune October 5, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS – MBTA eyes alcohol ads for revenue boost Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is not in favor. It’s easy to underestimate how much is in drinks you consume, officials say. Do you know your ABVs? Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) …

Scotland: Together we can cut deaths from alcohol

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Scotland: Together we can cut deaths from alcohol Scotland Herald By Barbara O’Donnell October 6, 2015 This week, hundreds of alcohol campaigners, researchers, health professionals and policymakers from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh for the Global Alcohol Policy Conference. The conference offers a unique opportunity to share knowledge and inspire each other to advocate for the policies …