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Balance Update: Balearic Islands plead for alcohol ban on flights

Posted 14/07/17

Regional:

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in Northumberland
New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Northumberland, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £107.7 million in 2015/16.  
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National:

Midwives with special skills are needed 'to help alcoholic mothers-to-be'
Specialist midwives trained to support pregnant women with alcohol problems are needed, according to a major new strategy for tackling Ireland's drug problem.  Click here to read more...

Drinking alcohol while in charge of a child can get you arrested
Summer’s social calendar is already in swing with events from family barbecues to village fetes already lining up. However, while drinking when in charge of children at family events is common practice, it is also actually a breach of the law. 
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Poorest would gain most from minimum unit price for booze, say GPs
FORTY GPs representing Scotland’s most deprived communities have claimed their patients would receive the greatest direct benefit from a minimum unit price for alcohol. Click here to read more...

Balearic Islands plead for alcohol ban on flights 
Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca, have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.   Click here to read more...

When Did Alcohol Advertising Get So Out Of Control? 
While Canadians spent $22.1 billion dollars on alcohol in the last year, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) delivered a dividend to the Ontario government in the amount of $1.935 billion in 2015-6. Certainly a "cash cow" for government, the increase in revenue and sales was celebrated as a record for Ontario, but also presents a major barrier to meaningful change in the name of individual and community health.   Click here to read more...

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