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Weekly news article: Fall in alcohol related death by minimum price

Posted 08/02/13

Regional news

Gateshead councillors call for minimum alcohol price
Councillors in Gateshead have called on the Government to introduce a minimum price for alcohol and support a range of measures to curb the impact of cheap drink.  Click here for more...
 

National news

A number of news items have been broadcast around Canadian research regarding the minimum unit price of alcohol including .....

Study claims minimum pricing cuts alcohol-related deaths
Research published in Canada has linked the introduction of minimum pricing with a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths.  Click here for more...

Increasing the minimum price of alcohol by 10 percent can lead to immediate and significant drops in drink-related deaths and may also have long-term beneficial health effects
Canadian researchers found that deaths caused by alcohol between 2002 and 2009 in the western province of British Columbia dropped when the minimum alcohol price was increased, while alcohol-related deaths rose when more private alcohol stores were opened.  Click here for more...

Minimum alcohol pricing could reduce death rate
Introducing a minimum price for alcohol could reduce deaths related to drinking by almost a third, a study suggests.  Click here for more...

Alcohol labels to include calorie content
Drinkers will have even less excuse for getting a beer belly or putting on weight under government plans that would display the calorie content of beer, wine and spirits on bottles and cans.  Click here for more...
 

International news

Stricter advertising code for alcohol protects young people even more
The Belgian brewers, the Belgian Federation of Wines and Spirits, the federation of distribution companies, the Council for Advertising, hotel and catering federations and consumer organisations sign the new version of the covenant on advertising for alcohol marketing. Click here for more...
 

Reports

Exposure to Alcohol Advertisements and Teenage Alcohol-Related Problems
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