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Balance Update:Could minimum alcohol pricing reduce excessive drinking

Posted 06/03/15

Regional:

Hartlepool urged to step up efforts over minimum booze price
HEALTH officials have offered to join forces with authorities in the North West to find a way of introducing minimum alcohol pricing in Hartlepool.  Click here to read more...

National:

Alcohol-related hospital admissions cost Welsh NHS £109m a year
HOSPITAL admissions caused by alcohol misuse cost the Welsh NHS £109m every year, it was revealed today.  Click here to read more...


Nine in 10 want action to protect young from alcohol 
Nine out of ten people in the North West want the government to do more to protect young people from alcohol that's according to a survey by Drink Wise. The findings will be presented at Downing Street today by the South Manchester Liberal Democrat MP John Leech and Drink Wise director Hazel Parsons. Click here to read more...

Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink
“EXPOSURE to alcohol before birth is the single most important preventable cause of incurable brain damage. And it’s an issue which affects all of us in society.” Click here to read more...

Could minimum alcohol pricing reduce excessive drinking?
Europeans love to drink. From the “wine-dark sea” of Homer, to family gatherings at Christmas, to a glass of wine at lunch, alcohol is an integral part of European culture. But alcohol has a dark side and, despite frequent public health warnings, is not always “enjoyed in moderation”.   Click here to read more...

Varadkar argued that alcohol sponsorship of sport did not affect youth drinking
Former minister for tourism and sport Leo Varadkar argued there was “no evidence” that a ban on sports sponsorship by drinks companies would help tackle excessive drinking among young people, new records show.  Click here to read more...

Aussie sport fans ‘bombarded’ by booze ads
Alcohol companies are exploiting TV rules in order to target sports viewers, saturating vulnerable young fans, new research has found.  Click here to read more...

Prof Frank Murray: 'It's time to turn down the tap of cheap alcohol'
Professor Frank Murray said it is crucial to "turn down the tap of cheap alcohol for problem drinkers and young drinkers."  Click here to read more...

Reports:

Member States calling for a new EU Alcohol Strategy

Alcohol Focus Scotland E-focus

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