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Balance Update: Parents warned of danger of alcohol for young people

Posted 18/11/16

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UK alcohol consumption now same as in 1979
Alcohol consumption in the UK has fallen by almost a fifth over the last decade to the same level as in 1979, according to a video released by The Portman Group that aims to demystify the country’s drinking habits.   Click here to read more...

Call for 2am last drinks and no cheap booze to stem alcohol violence in Hobart
Researchers are calling for "last drinks at 2am" at all Hobart bars to address high levels of alcohol-related aggression and assault.   Click here to read more...

Is YOUR eyesight failing? Drinking THIS much alcohol could cause blindness
PROLONGED and heavy drinking could have dangerous implications for eyesight an opthalmologist has warned - as it kills cells in tissue in the body.  
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Alyn Smith: Our EU neighbours seek to emulate our policy of minimum alcohol pricing
IT IS curious that so much of what has been written about the Scottish Government’s Minim Unit Pricing policy (MUP) has been portrayed as a "Scotland versus Europe" struggle. The reality is actually a long way from this, and rather more interestingClick here to read more...

Parents warned of danger of alcohol for young people
Guernsey States is warning parents that there is 'no safe level' of alcohol consumption for young people and teenagers.  Click here to read more...

Health survey depicts nation of overweight drinkers
Ireland is a nation of overweight drinkers with back problems, high blood pressure and allergies, suggests the first survey of its kind.  Click here to read more...

Deliveroo partners up with Heineken to launch Brewhouse
Deliveroo has formed a partnership with Heineken, which means beer and cider is now available under a newly launched brand, Brewhouse.  Click here to read more...

More support needed for veterans misusing alcohol, research shows
Newly-published results of a study conducted at Queen Alexandra Hospital looking at differences in alcohol misuse between veterans and the general public show more needs to be done earlier to help veterans with drinking problems. 
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Sturgeon urges whisky industry to drop minimum unit pricing challenge
NICOLA Sturgeon has urged the whisky industry to abandon its legal action to block minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland. Click here to read more...

More than 135,000 UK drinkers 'will die of cancer caused by alcohol by the year 2035'
More than 135,000 Britons will die from cancer caused by alcohol over the next 20 years, researchers claim.   Click here to read more

Alcohol Advertising Effects: When Alcohol Advertisments Take Over The Minds Of The Youth
Whether they are watching TV or flipping through a magazine, teenagers are bombarded with advertising everywhere and this has consequences. Companies know that adolescents are vulnerable and likely to consume their products if effectively advertised through the media.   Click here to read more...

Bid to appeal against minimum alcohol pricing to Supreme Court
The Scotch Whisky Association has applied to appeal in the UK Supreme Court against minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland.   Click here to read more...

Disappointment over Scotch Whisky Association decision to appeal alcohol minimum unit pricing
Health services and campaigners have expressed dismay that the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has decided to take an appeal against alcohol minimum unit pricing to the UK Supreme Court.   Click here to read more...

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