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Balance Update: Shock statistics on booze sales

Posted 09/01/15

Regional:

Shock statistics on booze sales
THE North East has the second highest level of sales per adult in England, according to figures published today.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol misuse worker honoured by police
A WOMAN who has worked tirelessly to protect young people from alcohol misuse has been honoured by police. Click here to read more...

National:

First Minister's alcohol strategy
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today writes for the Evening Times on why she is determined to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol and A&E: should drunk people be kept out of hospital?
Fed up with the pressure placed on the NHS by drunkenness, doctors are calling for more arrests. A tour of Liverpool in the early hours of New Year’s Day reveals the chaos that over-eager revellers can cause.  Click here to read more...

Police allowing some alcohol offences because arrests take them off the street for hours
Police are avoiding making arrests as it would take them off their beat for many hours reducing the thin blue line to dangerously low levels, it has been claimed.
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€2.50 pub pints should be outlawed, says FG TD
British pub chain J.D.Wetherspoon has vowed to proceed with plans to open 30 pubs here offering rock bottom drink prices, despite the Government's plan to introduce minimum alcohol pricing this year.  Click here to read more...

CARLSBERG UK COMMIT TO REDUCING UNITS PER CAN IN 2015
Beer and Beverage business Carlsberg UK has fully committed to the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge on packaging.  Click here to read more...

Wine sales hit hardest by Scottish multibuy ban
Since Scotland introduced a ban on multi-buy alcohol deals in the off-trade in October 2011, wine sales have been hardest hit, dropping 4.6% in the year following implementation.  Click here to read more...

Six Americans die from alcohol poisoning each day
Six Americans die each day from alcohol poisoning - more than 2,200 per year - according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to read more...
 
Pregnant women should not drink AT ALL because 'no amount of alcohol is safe', says MP who wants warning labels on products
Women should not drink any alcohol while they are pregnant because of the risks to their unborn child, an MP said today.  Click here to read more...

Majority of public unaware of alcohol's link with cancer
More than half of the British public are unaware of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer, according to a survey from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) 
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Alcohol hotspots of Great Britain revealed
With soaring rates of hospital admissions - and alcohol-related liver disease - a new study has mapped how much Britons in each region are drinking – and how many are dying as a result.  Click here to read more...
 

Institute of Alcohol Studies - January 2015 - Newsletter
 

SHAAP - First Weekly Media Briefing for 2015