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Balance Update: Kids Drinking Alcohol:14% Of UK 11-Year-Olds Admit To

Posted 04/03/16

National:

Alcohol Tax Reform Will Save Lives
LONDON – Introducing a tax targeted at high-alcohol cheap drinks would save lives in the UK, without impacting moderate and low-level drinkers in the country. Click here to read more...

Children should be protected from alcohol advertising, campaigners urge
Campaigners in Scotland are urging the government to prioritise protecting children from alcohol marketing, amid fears it could reduce the age that young people start drinking.   Click here to read more...

Councillor challenges Minister over failure to introduce minimum alcohol price
A TENDRING councillor has challenged the Government over its failure to introduce booze laws to boost the battle against street drinking and anti-social behaviour. Click here to read more...

Alcohol deaths in women rise
Figures published this month show that the north east has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in England for women.  Click here to read more...

New campaign takes a stand against alcohol advertising
The See What Sam Sees campaign launches this week (1 March) to highlight the vast amount of alcohol marketing young people are exposed to and find the best photographs of alcohol marketing across Greater Manchester.   Click here to read more...

Government policies lead to fall in alcohol consumption
A new report has found that government policies have had a positive impact on alcohol consumption in Scotland.  Click here to read more...
 
Drinkers warned as deaths from alcohol-linked diseases rise
New data published by Public Health England (PHE) shows a 1% rise in deaths from conditions related to drinking, from 22,779 in 2013 to 22,967 deaths in 2014.  Click here to read more...

Kids Drinking Alcohol: 14% Of UK 11-Year-Olds Admit To It, But It's 5 Times More Likely When Their Friends Do It First
A new study finds that one of every seven UK 11-year-olds have drank alcohol, and that the odds of drinking go up if their friends and family also drink. Click here to read more...


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