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Balance Update: Low-cost alcohol comes at a price

Posted 17/04/15

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EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks
Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.  Click here to read more...

Why it’s time to get serious about alcohol
How should we respond to an industry that promotes a product which is responsible for 155,000 hospital visits and 5,500 deaths a year?  Click here to read more...

Teen drinking linked to alcohol in movies: studies spark calls for change
A growing number of studies suggests that the portrayal of alcohol use in films is connected to teen drinking. Some public health officials say the images need to be curtailed – as images of tobacco use were in the 1990s.  Click here to read more...

Robison claims minimum alcohol pricing challenge has cost 100 lives
More than 100 people have died because of a legal challenge to minimum alcohol pricing by Scotland’s whisky industry, the country’s health secretary has claimed.  Click here to read more... 

Low-cost alcohol comes at a price
As the NHS becomes more stretched we can ill afford the drain on services caused by drinking to excess.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol controls should match those on smoking
TEN years ago the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force. It was not the first international health treaty negotiated by the WHO, but in many ways it was the most remarkable. Click here to read more...

Indonesia bans alcohol sales in small shops
A new law banning the sale of alcohol in small shops has come into force in Indonesia.   Alcohol can still be sold in supermarkets, hotels and food outlets, but some 70,000 local stores will no longer be allowed to stock it.  Click here to read more...

'Getting drunk won't harm my baby'
One in ten pregnant women do not believe getting drunk will do any harm to their unborn baby.  A poll found one in five women drink alcohol while expecting, with almost half of these mothers saying they didn’t think becoming intoxicated would do any damage.  Click here to read more...


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