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Monday, December 24, 2012

Alcohol News - 52/2012

Statistics Finland (Finland) - Alcohol-related causes of death are decreasing
Alcohol-related causes have been for several years among the most common causes of death for both men and women, and the figures are high for the whole population as well. Alcohol-related deaths include both alcohol-related diseases and accidental poisoning by alcohol.
Yle Uutiset (Finland) - TS: Theme parks threatened with alcohol ban
Theme parks in Finland could in the future find it more difficult to get a license to serve alcohol if a legislative proposal is approved by parliament.
Göteborg Daily (Sweden) - Alcohol boom gate can be tested in Gothenburg
Swedish police will trial automated alcohol testing in a bid to reduce the number of alcohol affected truck drivers coming in on the ferries. Gothenburg is one of several locations being considered, according to P4 Göteborg.
The Foriegner (Norway) - Duty-free system to be spirited away
The Norwegian State has decided to try to stop what they call the “smuggling” of alcohol upon returning to this country. According to the Norwegian Telegram Bureau (NTB), the paper ticket’s demise has meant passengers have been able to obtain a double-quota, as proof of travel is now electronic instead.
Circumpolar Health (Greenland) - Alcohol in Greenland 1951-2010: consumption, mortality, prices
The effect of alcohol excise taxes and rationing upon consumption is evident. The stabilisation and subsequent decline in consumption since the mid-1990s, while alcohol prices decreased persistently, does not preclude continued effects of prices.
Skemman (Iceland) - Regrets after alcohol consumption following the 2008 financial crisis in Iceland: A prospective cohort study
In a prospective Icelandic cohort, our findings indicate that regrets after drinking decreased following the economic recession in 2008; specifically for males, those who were married or cohabiting, employed or with a university education.
Reuters UK (China) - Moutai shares lead alcohol tumble after China bans spirits from army feasts
Chinese distiller Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd 6000519.SS led a tumble in the country's alcohol sector on Monday after Beijing banned its top brass from hosting boozy banquets while working, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping's latest anti-corruption move. - Expanding waistlines may be due to alcohol
Those who can't lose weight despite exercising and cutting back on high-calorie food may be drinking too many calories from beverages, a U.S. dietitian says.
Payvand (Iran) - Deaths from alcohol soar in Iran
ISNA reported on Sunday December 23 that recent statistics show 92 men and nine women lost their lives due to alcohol poisoning in the past seven months, which indicates an increase of over 100 percent compared to last year.
Times of India (India) - Govt plans to introduce a sin tax to curb use of alcohol, tobacco
India has mooted the introduction of a designated "sin tax" to finance a part of the health budget during the 12th five year plan (2012-2017).
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Mixing alcohol and drugs a troubling trend
Just after midnight a 27-year-old man who had drunk a bottle of bourbon and five beers came to the emergency department with chest pain. In emergency medicine we have to worry about the worst possibility. (USA) - Government board calls for alcohol detectors in all cars
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) December 19 called for the development of passive alcohol-detection technology in cars and trucks to achieve "zero alcohol-impaired driving-related deaths."
Hindustan Times (India) - More girls experimenting with drugs, alcohol
A girl in her early twenties was admitted to a private hospital in SAS Nagar in an unconscious state about a week ago. She had mixed her alcoholic drink with a sedative, which caused difficulty in breathing and made her unconscious.
Radio Australia (Philippines) - Philippines attacks 'vices' with tobacco, alcohol tax raise
The Philippines on Thursday raised tobacco and alcohol taxes in a reform President Benigno Aquino hailed as helping to liberate "more Filipinos from the vices of smoking and drinking".
Solomon Star (Solomon Islands) - CURSE OF ALCOHOL - It’s the leading cause of traffic accidents here
ALCOHOL is the leading cause of traffic accidents during festive seasons in the last 12 years, statistics released yesterday revealed.
WINE club members will be among those breaking the law under legislation planned by the SNP Government – if they take advantage of cut-price offers delivered from English warehouses.
Bangkok Post (Indonesia) - Indonesia considers total alcohol ban
Indonesian lawmakers are pushing for a ban on all alcoholic beverages throughout the archipelago that would see drinkers punished with up to two years in jail.
Medical Xpress - Excessive alcohol when you're young could have lasting impacts on your brain
Alcohol misuse in young people causes significant changes in their brain function and structure. This and other findings were recently reviewed by Dr Daniel Hermens from the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute in the journal Cortex.
Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand) - Alcohol harm has important implications for Maori
With Christmas and New Year's celebrations approaching it's timely that we focus on the issues that contribute to binge drinking, drink-driving and the disastrous consequences for our communities. - How Age of Onset Predicts Drug and Alcohol Dependency
Transmissible risk refers to generational risk or family risk. Some people have a family history of physical or mental health problems, which makes them more vulnerable to developing the same problems.
Times of India (India) - WHO suggests raising liquor price to curb violence against women
Even as the national Capital remains shell shocked over the gruesome rape of the 23-year-old, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested clamping down on alcohol availability and raising liquor price to reduce its consumption as an important intervention to reduce violence both sexual and physical against women.