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Balance Update:Over half of women in the UK drink too much alcohol

Posted 12/06/15

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Loophole in French law could spell 'death' of alcohol advertising ban
Drinks advertising in France, currently severely restricted, could become "almost limiless" if MPs approve wine grower-senator's amendment on Monday, warns Claude Evin, father of landmark law on drink ads ban.  Click here to read more...

New blood alcohol sensors could make cars shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal drinking limit
Blood alcohol sensor technology might cause cars to shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal blood alcohol limit, it has been revealed.  Click here to read more...

Over half of women in the UK drink too much alcohol
There are more British women who have a problem with alcohol than those who don’t, according to new figures.   Click here to read more...

Britain’s alcohol issue: How much are we allowed to drink?
Charles Kennedy’s death has thrust our drinking culture back under the spotlight. But despite all the campaigns, are we doing enough to tackle the problem?  
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French government battles wine-growing senator over alcohol ads
For the second time in two months, the French government has rushed to the defence of a law limiting alcohol advertising after it came under fire by a parliamentary amendment proposed by a wine-growing senator.   Click here to read more...

Cheap booze kills off the quiet pint
The whole culture of having a quiet pint has gone – now people are going out intending to get slaughtered.  Click here to read more...

Doctors urge ban on alcohol sports funding
A doctors’ group has called for an immediate ban on alcohol sports sponsorship.
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