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News, policy and research update - PM visits the North East highlighting the burden of alcohol whilst WSTA wants alcohol tax scrapped for Olympics

Posted 17/02/12

National news:

Drinks body launches campaign for responsible alcohol marketing
The European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD), whose members includes Bacardi, Diageo and Pernod Ricard, has launched a digital campaign that targets marketers and agencies, to promote responsible marketing practices for alcoholic drinks. Click here for more...

Gizmo that will save you from a fake G&T, even before you open the bottle
Scientists have invented a hand-held gadget that enables the user to detect counterfeit alcohol without opening bottles. Click here for more...

Baroness Newlove launches £1million community campaign
Victims' rights campaigner Baroness Helen Newlove releases a ground-breaking report on Booze Britain. Click here for more...

Government commits £1m to address underage and problem drinking
Ten projects are set to share a newly created £1m government fund to tackle binge and underage drinking. Click here for more...

David Cameron to launch attack on Britain's 'boozing scandal'
Cells known as “drunk tanks” which detain inebriated people until they sober up could be introduced to towns to tackle the nation’s growing alcohol problem. Click here for more...

Costs of Britain's booze binges revealed
David Cameron is touring the north-east to meet with doctors, nurses, paramedics and police, those on the frontline of Britain's binge drinking problem, to argue stricter rules and a change in public perceptions are necessary to curb the issue of problem drinking. Click here for more...

New drink rules see Stirling politicians at loggerheads 
Licensing chiefs in Stirling have been accused of adopting a “timid” approach to minimum alcohol unit pricing. Click here for more...

WSTA Calls For Scraping Of Alcohol Tax Hike To Give Businesses An Olympic Boost
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the Treasury to spare hard pressed businesses and consumers from another alcohol duty rise in this year's Budget. Click here for more...

How to fix 'booze Britain'
Anne Milton, the under-secretary for health, toured various broadcasting studios this morning, explaining exactly how the Government plans to deal with Britain's binge-drinking culture. Click here for more...

North East news:

Booze Britain: fears of frontline workers
Consultants and a paramedic working on the frontline of 'booze Britain' explain how UK faces an epidemic of liver disease while vulnerable patients continue to miss out on urgent care because of drunks wasting NHS time. Click here for more...


News from around the UK:

US-style alcohol tests to be used for problem drinkers
Problem drinkers in London are to be given American-style sobriety tests aimed at keeping them dry. Click here for more...

Nurse advice cuts binge drinking in Cardiff University project
Nurses will be trained to help patients with alcohol problems across Wales after a pilot project led to about a quarter of people cutting drinking. Click here for more...