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Balance Update:British women catching up with men in terms of alcohol

Posted 28/10/16

Regional:

Children as young as 12 admitted to Newcastle hospitals due to under age drinking
More than two children a week, some as young as 12, were admitted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s Emergency Department in 2015 due to alcohol. 
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Multi-agency effort to tackle underage drinking in Alnwick
A multi-agency initiative to tackle underage drinking in and around Alnwick is now working closely with local retailers.  Click here to read more...

National:

Health professions welcome Court of Session ruling on Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing
Scotland’s doctors and health professionals have welcomed the Court of Session’s final decision today that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal.  Click here to read more...

Fianna Fáil is committed to alcohol Bill
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party is committed to legislation to deal with the health implications of Ireland’s alcohol consumption. 
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Raise a pint: beer too cheap, says alcohol policy institute 
Beer is too cheap and needs a minimum price, according to the Dutch institute for alcohol policy, STAP.   Click here to read more...

British women catching up with men in terms of alcohol consumption
Health professionals must do more to tackle problem drinking among women, experts in the UK have said.
Alcohol use and related disorders have historically been "viewed as a male phenomenon", researchers said. But a new study says women in the UK are catching up with men in terms of alcohol consumption   Click here to read more...

Minimum Alcohol Pricing In Ireland Moves Closer After Scottish Ruling
Minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland has moved a step closer after a Scottish court ruled against a challenge by the Scotch Whiskey Association, which argued that minimum unit pricing breached European law.  Click here to read more...

Goggle-box inspired roadshow to visit Rochdale and highlight damage alcohol advertising has on children
The roadshow has been organised by Manchester-based social enterprise Healthier Futures on behalf of Greater Manchester local authorities who want to address the impact of alcohol marketing and advertising on children, and will visit nine locations across the region.  Click here to read more...

Glendowie College students create mobile app to track alcohol drinking
Three students have come up with a mobile app that aims to help keep people safe while out partying.  Click here to read more...

England and Wales should follow Scottish court ruling on minimum alcohol pricing, says PCC
A minimum unit price for alcohol policy could save dozens of lives and see thousands fewer offences committed in its first year, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) claims.
Durham PCC Ron Hogg is calling for England and Wales to introduce a fixed lower price after last week's historic ruling by the Scottish Court of Session. 
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Video games with smoking and drinking have a negative effect on teens, finds new study
Playing video games that feature alcohol and tobacco influences teens to take part in drinking and smoking, according to a new UK study.  Click here to read more...

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