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Balance Update: IAS report slams Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges

Posted 13/11/15

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On-pitch alcohol advertising to be banned under new law
On-pitch advertising for alcohol brands is to be banned as part of the Government’s upcoming Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, it was confirmed on Saturday.
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Drink firms’ efforts to fight alcohol abuse ‘have not worked
Scathing independent report claims four-year ‘responsibility deal’ between government and drinks industry has harmed public health.  Click here to read more ....

Council plans staff drug and alcohol testing
Wrexham Council could soon introduce drug and alcohol testing for its staff.
The local authority’s executive board is considering the move as part of its wider drive to ‘educate and encourage’ those who have a problem to seek help.  Click here to read more...

Government considering plans to allow supermarkets sell alcohol in the aisles
IT’S the feature of supermarkets Australians have become all too accustomed to yet utterly baffles overseas visitors. Click here to read more...

Rise in alcohol-related injuries among children 
More children are being admitted to WA hospitals with alcohol-related injuries after drinking, with a particular rise in wounds from violence among boys and girls, research reveals.  Click here to read more...

IAS report slams Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges 
A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) condemns the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, suggesting it has “worsened the health of the nation”. Click here to read more...

How to teach ... alcohol awareness
Do your students know that a large glass of wine has the same number of calories as a slice of sponge cake? Or that women’s bodies process alcohol slower than men’s?   Click here to read more...
 
Teens and alcohol don’t mix. Fact. But how do you tell them that?
Research tells us clearly that teens and alcohol don’t mix — in fact, medical studies routinely suggest that humans as a whole and alcohol don’t mix. Click here to read more...

Limiting alcohol sales 'can cut hospital admissions
Councils are able to create cumulative impact zones (CIZs) to control the number of new places selling alcohol in a bid to cut crime and anti-social behaviour. Click here to read more...

Alcohol Awareness Week: 80 alcohol-related deaths each year in Herefordshire
THERE are 80 alcohol-related deaths each year in Herefordshire, with those from the most deprived quarter of the population twice as likely to die from alcohol. Click here to read more...