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Balance Update: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

Posted 11/09/15

Regional:

Northumbria Police boss hopes for booze price changes to ‘improve health and safety’
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird says she has renewed hope an increase in the minimum price of alcohol could be adopted by European law.EU legal advisor Yves Bot has said the proposal “risks infringing the principle of the free movement of goods”. Click here to read more...

National:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day – Wed Sep 9
FASD is a group of conditions that can include physical disabilities, as well as difficulties with behaviour and learning. Effectively these are like a brain injury – they are lifelong and irreversible, and can affect a person in different ways, ranging from mild to severe. Click here to read more...

Don’t let legal delays dilute minimum unit price plan for alcohol
On the face of it, it seems like a typical piece of European fudge. Three years after the Scottish government first announced its intention to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) launched a legal challenge, Europe’s highest court has produced a ruling that has allowed both sides to claim victory.  Click here to read more...

ECJ opinion on Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol clears way for Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
Government can move forward with life saving legislation.Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland notes the European Court of Justice opinion on the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol through legislation in Scotland. It marks another important step in legislating for public health measures to prevent the unacceptably high number of deaths due to alcohol in Ireland.   Click here to read more...

Alcohol is ‘45% cheaper’ than in the Eighties
Legislation that came into force in 2011 to crack down on “irresponsible” drinks promotions is having little effect.  Alcohol is now 45 per cent cheaper in real terms than in 1980, according to NHS Health Scotland
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Can six classroom lessons put teenagers off drinking?
A major survey, conducted by The Alcohol Education Trust (AET), found that as few as six lessons over a two-year period could also reduce the risk of teenage alcohol abuse, including binge-drinking. Click here to read more...

Pregnant women urged to avoid all alcohol
Pregnant women in Ireland often receive conflicting advice in relation to drinking alcohol, but there is no safe level of consumption during pregnancy, Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) has insisted.  Click here to read more...

Events /Reports

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