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Balance Update: Dry January: How to cut down your alcohol intake

Posted 02/01/15

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Dry January: How to cut down your alcohol intake
You might not believe it, but there are some delicious non-alcoholic drinks on the market. Click here to read more...

Ban beer advertising at football tournaments, Lord Brooke says
Chair of the Parliamentary Alcohol Misuse group says children are constantly faced with alcohol advertising while watching sports, storing up health problems for when they are older.  Click here to read more...

Doctors urge ban on alcohol sport sponsorship
A group of more than 30 health leaders says exposing alcohol sponsorship to children is creating links between drinking brands and sport. Click here to read more...

Carlsberg UK signs pledges not to sell more than four units in one can
Carlsberg UK has committed to the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge on packaging – stating it will not sell any carbonated product with more than four units of alcohol in a single-serve can.
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Support grows for minimum alcohol pricing
Politicians in Wales and Northern Ireland have come out in favour of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in moves welcomed by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN).  Click here to read more...

Counterfeit Smirnoff vodka alert in UK
Authorities around the UK are warning the public to be wary after bottles of counterfeit Smirnoff vodka have been found in shops and bars.  Click here to read more...

Booze apps slammed for targeting young people
A university professor is calling for government action on alcohol advertising on mobile apps, which are targeting young people and carry no age restrictions.  Click here to read more...
 
Cross-border drivers urged not to drink
England’s most northerly police force is issuing a drink driving warning after recent changes to the law in Scotland. Click here to read more...