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Balance Policy Update - Public Health to examine case for MUP

Posted 31/10/14

National:

Public health agency to examine case for alcohol minimum pricing
The spectre of alcohol minimum pricing has been raised once again in a new policy paper from Public Health England (PHE).  Click here to read more...

WSTA urges PM to review UK’s ‘unfair’ alcohol tax
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to consider the “unfairness” of the UK’s high levels of alcohol tax in comparison to the rest of the EU.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol problems 'often missed' in elderly
Alcohol problems can remain unrecognised in older people because of a number of reasons, including a lack of training or awareness among healthcare professionals and inappropriate screening tools.  Click here to read more...

‘Urgent action’ needed to halt alcohol abuse in armed forces
Dangerous levels of alcohol consumption are “the norm” in the armed forces and the link between drinking and higher rates of violence among veterans must be investigated, MPs have warned.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol calorie content: Labels needed, say doctors
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.  Click here to read more...
 

Regional:

Police clampdown on large gatherings of young people in Darlington
Police have asked parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after a number of serious assaults were reported during large gatherings of youths.  Click here to read more...
 

International:

Educating children not the best solution to alcohol harm (NZ)
Alcohol Healthwatch says we need to look beyond educating children and young people to address deeply embedded attitudes and behaviours concerning alcohol.  Click here to read more...