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Monday, July 15, 2013

Alcohol News - 28/2013

Radio Sweden (Sweden) - State alcohol shop sues food
chain over online wine offer
A government-sponsored report has suggested tighter controls of alcohol marketing, after it increased markedly in the last few years. Meanwhile, monopoly alcohol retailer Systembolaget has sued the food retail chain City Gross for announcing recently that online customers would be offered wine for purchase.
Radio Sweden (Sweden) - Alcohol sales fall
Alcohol sales from Sweden's state-owned alcohol sales (off-licence) monopoly Systembolaget fell by 2.2 percent between March and June 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures.
News ERR (Estonia) - Alcohol, Tobacco Still Eroding Healthy Life Expectancy, Experts Say
Healthy life expectancy has dropped in the last three years to just 55.5 - seven years off the EU average. Experts point to a combination of increased tobacco and alcohol use and financial insecurity from the last recession.
NordAN - Alcohol advertising in Nordic and Baltic countries
Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) is focusing on alcohol advertising and its role to drinking and especially on young peoples relationship to alcohol in Nordic-Baltic region. - Alcohol strongly linked to cancer – study
Alcohol has been identified as one of the leading contributors to breast cancer deaths in a University of Otago study.
WalesOnline (Wales) - Binge drinkers to be filmed and shown their behaviour as alcohol treatment centre hailed a success
A teacher passed out in a taxi, a student saved from hypothermia and a French foreign exchange student glassed were among those helped at a world-first alcohol treatment centre.
New York Daily News (USA) - Alcohol labeling: Coming to a liquor store near you
People tend to overlook 'liquid calories,' particularly those that come from alcoholic beverages – because if you don't chew, it seems like it doesn't count. Sadly, that's not the case.
Northern Star - Legalise drug to curb drinking says alcohol research expert
THE head of Australia's leading alcohol research body has said that marijuana should be legalised in an effort to curb binge drinking. - Preschool habits can predict future alcohol use, according to a new study
A new study shows that how children act before they reach age five might predict their alcohol use a decade later. (UK) - Conservatives retreat over minimum price on alcohol
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is expected to tell MPs that the Prime Minister’s personal pledges to restrict access to cheap alcohol will not be implemented. (USA) - Alcohol making more appearances in movies for U.S. Teens
Branded alcohol is making more and more appearances in movies rated for U.S. teen audiences, a researcher says.
Scotsman (UK) - Alcohol pricing: SNP to press ahead on price law
THE Health Secretary Alex Neil yesterday underlined his determination to press ahead with alcohol minimum pricing, saying he is fully committed to the “life-saving” policy.
Toronto NewsFIX - Women Drinking Alcohol at Increased Risk of Numerous Cancers
Women who drink alcohol are unknowingly putting themselves at increased risk of cancer. This is the finding of a study performed by researchers from Britain’s University of Oxford, who studied more than 1.3 million women.
The (Spain) - Spain raises taxes on alcohol and tobacco
The Spanish government, which is struggling to cut one of the eurozone's largest public deficits during a double-dip recession, on Friday raised taxes on tobacco and alcohol, except wine and beer. - Smoking and heavier alcohol consumption speed up cognitive decline
The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - We're paying the tab for our costly booze culture
There is no doubt we have a very unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Is this another result of both the Celtic Tiger and its demise?
The Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Government bows to liquor industry on discounts
Supermarket giants have strongarmed the state government into backing out of its planned ban on shopper docket alcohol discounts.