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Balance Update: Kids know more about booze brands than crisps

Posted 06/02/15

Regional:

Durham student drownings: No extra River Wear patrols
Durham's chief constable has ruled out providing more officers to patrol the banks of the River Wear in the wake of three student drownings in 14 months.  Click here to read more...

Kids know more about booze brands than crisps, biscuits and ice cream
CHILDREN on Wearside are more likely to recognise popular booze brands rather than leading biscuit, crisp and ice cream products, according to a new shock report out today.  Click here to read more...

National:

Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol recently bestowed on the federal government the dubious honour of performing worst among all Australian governments in tackling alcohol problems with the "Fizzers" award.  Click here to read more...

Dry January helps us control our drinking, but it’s no excuse to binge the rest of the year
February 1 marks the end of a self-imposed month of abstinence from alcohol for the (approximately) 100,000 people who signed up to Alcohol Concern’s “Dry January” or Cancer Research UK’s “Dryathlon”.   Click here to read more...

Alcohol education for UK soldiers ‘ineffective’
Professor Neil Greenberg of the Royal College of Psychiatrists told the BBC that the government’s current strategy for educating troops on the dangers of alcohol abuse, which include health fairs and awareness campaigns, does not combat excessive drinking within the forces.  Click here to read more...

Russia: Vodka minimum price cut over economic woes
Russia has cut the minimum price of vodka in order to try and stop people turning to moonshine, it's reported.  Click here to read more...

Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger…
THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has announced proposals for changes to the law aimed at tackling alcohol abuse in Ireland which include restrictions on low prices and on advertising as well as the introduction of warning labels and calorie details.  Click here to read more...
 
Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far…
HEALTH MINISTER LEO Varadkar yesterday announced new laws aimed at tackling alcohol abuse – targeting everything from advertising to health-warning labels.  Click here to read more...

Strewth Mate!Children are more familiar with Foster's than ice-cream and biscuit brands
Children are more familiar with alcohol brands such as Foster’s than leading brands of biscuits, crisps, and ice-cream, according to a report from Alcohol Concern in England and Scotland. Click here to read more...

Campaigners want tougher regulation of alcohol adverts
There should be stricter regulations on alcohol advertising because of its impact on children, campaigners say.  Click here to read more...

Reports:

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) weekly media monitoring service