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News, policy and research update - Food and drink combos to beat MUP

Posted 27/04/12

National news:

Drinkaware boss steps down
Sorek, who has headed up the alcohol education charity for the past three and a half years, will leave his role at the end on June to return to the USA for family reasons. Click here for more...

Counterfeit booze that can turn drinkers blind is being sold across Britain in shops and bars.
The bootleg hooch contains potentially-lethal methanol, which is used in anti-freeze and industrial cleaning products. Click here for more...

Public Health Dialogue: notes on changing attitudes towards alcoholWhat can alcohol campaigns learn from smoking campaigns?
Participants discussed changing attitudes towards alcohol abuse. Click here for more...

Health chief: We have never wanted 'drinking kills' labels
A re-think of the EU's alcohol strategy, due in 2013, will focus on stronger health warnings to consumers, the European Commission's health policy chief has told EurActiv in an interview. But the industry will first be given a chance to self-regulate. Click here for more...

A new survey shows that publicans in Wales back the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol.
In a survey undertaken for the charity Alcohol Concern, 77% of Welsh publicans, when asked whether they were in favour of a minimum of 50p per unit, said that they supported the idea. Click here for more...

European alcohol industry fails in protecting young people towards alcohol marketing
The final report from the Alcohol Marketing Monitoring in Europe (AMMIE) project is released today. The conclusion brings important input to the discussion on self-regulation and alcohol marketing, and the research shows that the functioning of the so called self regulation of alcohol marketing does not protect young people against the exposure of alcohol commercials. Click here for more...

Food and drink combos to beat min alcohol pricing
Manufacturers and retailers may use cross-category promotions between drinks and food to stem lost sales arising from government plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Click here for more...

Just 8% of alcohol products in supermarkets would be affected by minimum pricing
Just 8% of alcohol products not on special offer in supermarkets would be affected by a move to a minimum alcohol price of 40p per unit. Click here for more...

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Latest research:

Pub landlords back minimum alcohol pricing, says Alcohol Concern Cymru study
The study found most landlords blamed cheap shop-bought alcohol for their decline drink sales. Click here for more...

Tattooed and pierced people consume more alcohol than non-tattooed and non-pierced
Previous studies have shown that this population is more likely to engage in unsafe sex. Click here for more...

Alcohol Research in History; a brief exploration
An exploration of alcohol research in history is available on the Alcohol Research UK blog. It is taken from a presentation by Professor Virginia Berridge given at the launch of Alcohol Research UK. Click here for more...

Alcohol and sex: Young people’s attitudes and behaviours
YouthNet has been funded by the Department of Health to run a project which aims to develop audio and written content that explores the correlation between alcohol consumption and high-risk sex. Click here for more...

UK Recession Attacking People’s Emotional Health
Economical recession has finally started hindering the life and health of people in the UK as reported in a survey conducted by Nuffield Health. Click here for more...