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Balance Update: Minimum alcohol pricing for Wales back on table

Posted 30/06/17

National:

Alcohol-related deaths will take 'decades' to reduce
The comment comes after the Welsh Government said deaths had stabilised following a significant rise towards the end of the last decade.  
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Double trouble: Police want to slash 2-for-1 booze offers to help cut Leeds city centre crime
Businesses can help police reduce Leeds city centre crime - by cutting down on the alcohol cheap deals which are fuelling anti social behaviour and disorder.   Click here to read more...

Grave concern over increase in young people using 'Dial A Drink'
The service allows for customers to get alcohol delivered to them over the phone.
Concerns are being raised about the impact ‘Dial A Drink’ services are having in Ireland.    Click here to read more...

We need to stop romanticizing alcohol
There has been, in recent months, intense attention paid to the devastation wrought by opioids and endless debate about the potential health impacts of legalizing marijuana.  Click here to read more...

Minimum alcohol pricing for Wales back on table
Plans to introduce a new law setting a minimum price for alcohol in Wales could be revived by the Welsh Government.  Click here to read more...

Campaign to stop adults buying alcohol for children launched
A campaign has been launched in an effort to stop adults buying alcohol for children in North Lanarkshire. You're Asking For It will run throughout the region to tackle underage drinking, antisocial behaviour, crime and violence.
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Britons cutting down on drinking as 40% say they are boozing less than a year ago
A record number of adults are consciously cutting back on their drinking, according to new figures. Click here to read more...

A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problems
Nine of out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has found.   
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Scottish alcohol sales suggest all adults are breaking weekly limit
Enough alcohol was sold in Scotland last year for every adult in the country to significantly exceed safe drinking levels each week, according to an NHS report published on Wednesday.  Click here to read more...

How we're consuming 50% MORE than the safe limit: Average drinker downs 21 units of alcohol each week
The average drinker is risking their health by downing ten and a half glasses of wine a week, figures reveal.   Click here to read more
 
Paramedics treating more young women for alcohol intoxication than men
More young people are needing emergency assistance for alcohol intoxication than in previous years, new data from Western Australia show.   Click here to read more...


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