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Monday, February 13, 2012

Alcohol News - 7/2012

The Local (Sweden) - 'Vodka-mobile' selling booze to Swedish kids
Police in Stockholm are looking to beef up efforts to put the brakes on a “vodka-mobile” that delivers hard liquor to school children in the Swedish capital who place their orders via text message.
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IceNews (Iceland) - No Motörhead wine for Icelanders, branding too negative
ÁTVR, Iceland’s public sector alcohol retail monopoly, has refused to sell a red wine marketed under the branding of British rock band Motörhead. The decision was taken because the name is apparently a nod to amphetamine abuse and because the band sings about war, unsafe sex and drugs.
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The Local (Sweden) - 'Drunkorexia' on the rise in Sweden: report
An increasing number of young Swedes are starving themselves by day to be able to binge on calorie-rich alcoholic drinks by night, as a well known phenomenon in the US is becoming more common in Sweden, according to experts.
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Baltic Review (Lithuania) - Opinion: Strange combination of alcohol and democracy in Lithuania
Several employees of a Lithuanian authority were caught partying wildly in a drunken state during working hours on Thursday. Lithuanian journalist reflects on the alcohol issues of his country’s bureaucrats in an article published on February 6.
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Associated Press (UK) - London to test alcohol monitors for offenders
London will be the first city in England to test electronic monitoring to force persistent alcohol offenders to stop drinking, Mayor Boris Johnson said Friday.
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CNN (Ukraine) - Most Ukraine cold deaths alcohol-related, minister says
Alcohol has been involved in most of the deaths blamed on the extreme cold in Ukraine, the country worst affected by the icy temperatures gripping eastern Europe, the country's emergencies minister said Wednesday.
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Great Falls Tribune (USA) - Sioux tribe sues brewers, stores for alcohol woes
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing some of the world's largest beer brewers, saying they knowingly have contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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Asia News Network (Bhutan) - The money cost of alcohol abuse in Bhutan
About Nu 30 M(US$607,165) went into treating alcohol related diseases in 2010 a study by Bhutan's National Statistical Bureau's socio-economic research and analysis division (SERAD) estimates.
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Press Association (Ireland) - Plan to ban alcohol sport sponsors
The Government is to consider stamping out alcohol sponsorship of sporting events and festivals to curb Ireland's drink culture.
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Science Daily - After-School Program Can Reduce Alcohol Use Among Middle School Students, Study Finds
A voluntary substance prevention program held after school and presented by trained facilitators can help reduce alcohol use among young adolescents, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
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Maneater (USA) - New government study says alcohol abuse is higher among college students
According to the Chicago Tribune, a national study found United States college students abuse alcohol more than other drugs such as heroin, cocaine or methamphetamines compared to their non-student peers.
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BBC News (Wales) - Nurse advice cuts binge drinking in Cardiff University project
Nurses will be trained to help patients with alcohol problems across Wales after a pilot project led to about a quarter of people cutting drinking.
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Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Time for govt to focus on alcohol: AMA
The Gillard government is being urged to crack down on junk food and alcohol advertising now that it has taken on big tobacco by legislating for plain packaging of cigarettes.
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News-Medical-Net (Spain) - Most young Spaniards do not consume alcohol or illegal drug
Despite the clich-s surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances.
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PRWeb - Global Market for Beer to Reach 191.8 Million Kiloliters by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Beer Industry. Growth in the world market for beer in the upcoming years will be driven by strong gains in developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East.
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Daily Telegraph (South Africa) - South Africa considers law banning sale of alcohol to pregnant women
The move is designed to cut one of the world's highest rates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, which sees babies develop mental and physical defects in the womb due to a mother's heavy drinking.