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
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.
UPI.com - Expanding waistlines may be due to
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
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
Examiner.com (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
Express (Scotland) - SNP PLAN TO BAN BUYING
ALCOHOL OVER THE INTERNET
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.
GoodTherapy.org - 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
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.