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Weekly news update: Alcohol industry complaint about TV ad rejected

Posted 25/04/14

National news:

Violence drops 12% as alcohol prices rise: 32,000 fewer people treated for injuries last year
A rise in alcohol prices has led to a sharp reduction in booze-fuelled violence, a study claims today.  Click here for more...

Cost of alcohol credited for drop in serious violence in England and Wales
Fewer people sought A&E treatment as a result of violence last year, study finds, and fall in binge drinking may be a reason.  Click here for more...

Tonight: Britain’s Young Drinkers
A leading specialist has warned that excessive alcohol consumption is fuelling an explosion of liver disease among young people.  Click here for more...

Health specialists angered at being left off licensing hours review
A high-profile health group has criticised the Scottish government’s decision to include representatives of the alcohol industry on a Holyrood body examining licensing hours.  Click here for more...

Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people: review decision
Click here to access the report.

New evidence update from NICE on the prevention of problem drinking
NICE has recently published an evidence update focussed on preventing harmful drinking.  Click here for more...

Why alcohol levels in wine are rising
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of this fact and starting to question this new phenomenon. Click here for more...

Councils clamp down on "binge drinking hotspots"
Councils are using statistics on 999 callouts, hospital admissions and crime to ban retailers from selling alcohol in “binge-drinking hotspots”.  Click here for more...


Regional news:

Alcohol industry's complaints about TV advert's cancer link thrown out
Advertisement, which was shown in the north-east of England, showed tumour growing in beer glass as a man takes a drink.  Click here for more...

Report author praises North-East campaign for minimum drink prices
The author of a national report who believes an increase in the cost of alcohol is partly responsible for a fall in violent assaults has backed a North-East campaign calling for minimum pricing for alcohol.  Click here for more...


International news:

Highlighting alcohol-cancer link (Can)
A new report is offering a strong reminder that alcohol is a known cancer-causer, and advising those who drink to take in no more than one to two drinks a day.  Click here for more...

Palcohol: US Government reveals it has approved sale of powdered alcohol (US)
The US makers of powdered alcoholic drinks have had to hastily re-work their marketing material after the US Government announced it had approved the products for sale.  Click here for more...

'Biggest alcohol capitulation' by govt to date (NZ)
Minister of Justice, has deeply let down the public by refusing to act on a major alcohol policy review.  Click here for more...