Daily Nation (Kenya) - Alcohol turning our
children into zombies!
Up to the late 1970s, it was rare to encounter a
young man staggering home or lying by the roadside dead drunk. These days, it is
more common to spot young people in a drunken stupor than elderly persons.
Independent Online (South Africa) - 'Alcohol
the enemy of all drivers'
Transport authorities have slated drivers for
continuing to drive while under the influence of liquor, saying 60-65 percent of
all road fatalities, specially those over weekends, are as a result of alcohol
abuse by drivers.
Liverpool Echo (UK) - Liverpool named one of
country’s alcohol abuse capitals
LIVERPOOL was named one of the worst cities in
the country for alcohol abuse for the third successive year. As thousands head
out to bars and clubs to welcome in the New Year tonight, the ECHO can reveal
more people were admitted to hospital because of alcohol here than anywhere else
in the country – except for Manchester.
Indian Express (UK) - Middle-aged women
consuming more alcohol than teen daughters
Middle-aged professional women are drinking more
alcohol than their daughters, according to official figures.
Gizmodo Australia (Australia) - What Happens
When You Get Alcohol Poisoning?
As regular Happy Hour readers know, there’s
nothing we like more than finding new, innovative and fun approaches to
drinking. But there’s a darker side that must be acknowledged. Specifically, you
can poison yourself and die.
Huffington Post - The Effects Of Alcohol In
The Body (INFOGRAPHIC)
Most of us know that drinking too much can lead
to car accidents, addictions or worse. We know drinking a little can make us
giggly or weepy, lose our balance or lose our lunch, feel ravenously hungry the
morning after or want nothing more than to be still in a dark room until that
terrible pounding subsides.
The Bay of Plenty Times (New Zealand) -
Police plan hard line on alcohol
Police will be taking a hard line on alcohol at
New Year celebrations
tonight but they predict a relatively orderly night in contrast to the chaos
they encountered more than a decade ago when riots broke out in Mount
Kyiv Post (Ukraine) - Regions Party MPs
suggest ban on alcohol sale at night
Members of Parliament from the Regions Party
faction Iryna Berezhna and Andriy Pinchuk suggest that the sale of beer,
alcoholic beverages and low-alcohol drinks should be banned in Ukraine from 10
p.m. to 7 a.m. except for at restaurants and cafés.
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Editorial:
Governments cannot afford to ignore alcohol abuse
INEVITABLY it will be decried in some quarters
as yet another example of the nanny state in full flow. Yet basic common sense
dictates that if governments have a responsibility for the health of their
citizens then alcohol abuse cannot be ignored.
Military.com (USA) - Study: Alcohol Culture
Thomas Brennan was still unloading his bags at
his first duty station when he saw the other Marines drinking on the
RT (Russia) - Russians to drink 1.5bn liters
of alcohol over New Year holidays
If all the bottles of alcohol drunk by Russians
during the upcoming 10-day holidays were put on the equator, they’d wrap the
globe 17 times. Defying stereotypes, statistics say vodka is no longer the
nation’s favorite strong alcohol
Kyiv Post (Russia) - Russian alcohol
preferences not changing, vodka, beer still tops
Russians' preferences in alcoholic beverages are
not changing, and vodka and beer are still top of the heap, as evidenced by
Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) figures for January-November released
euronews (Poland) - Several die in Poland
after drinking poisoned alcohol
A seventh person is believed to have died in
Poland as a result of drinking contaminated alcohol.
Middle East Online (Tunisia) - Islamist-led
Tunisia to raise alcohol duty
The Islamist-led ruling coalition in Tunisia
raised alcohol duty on Wednesday in a bid to bolster state coffers despite
criticism from rival Islamists that it was wrong to profit from an activity
prohibited by the faith.
Futurity: Research News - Lasting impact from
alcohol exposure in utero
Even low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure
impact brain development and the effects persist into adulthood, new research
The Hindu (India) - Most accidents on New
Year day are due to drunken driving, say police
R. Vinod Kumar (25), a cab driver and a resident
of Murphy Town, was returning home from M.G. Road with his friend after ushering
in the New Year last year. His motorcycle hit a car and Kumar sustained severe
head injuries. He died on the way to hospital.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Minister in last-minute
plea over alcohol pricing
The health secretary yesterday made a
last-minute attempt to persuade health ministers in the European Union to back
his plan for a minimum unit price for alcohol.
French Tribune (France) - Four-Fifth of the
College Engaged in Alcohol Consumption
As reported by the National Institute of Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol drinking has become a very big problem among the
Greek Reporter (Greece) - Alcohol Tax Hike
Cuts Greek Sales
Just as increased taxes on restaurants and bars
have driven down sales and revenues, a big hike in taxes on alcoholic drinks in
Greece in a desperate bid to raise money has also backfired, sending tax
revenues down and cutting consumption in half.
Courier Mail - Alcohol companies market to
children on Facebook and internet
ALCOHOL companies are avoiding restrictions on
marketing to children by using Facebook and the internet, with authorities
investigating whether advertising codes need to be overhauled.
Telegraph.co.uk (Russia) - Beer to become
'alcohol' in Russia on New Year's Day
Many Russians consider beer a soft drink – a
light refresher that can be guzzled on the way to work or sucked down in great
quantities before a picnic and a swim in the river.