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Weekly News Update: Alcohol marketing exposure: later life problems

Posted 17/08/12

National news

Revealed: Shocking figures show one Scottish child in 10 is living with an alcoholic parent
Nation's drink problem sees many children growing up in unstable, chaotic homes suffering emotional and physical abuse.  Click here for more...

Alcohol marketing exposure causes later life problems
Exposure to alcohol marketing in childhood can lead to drinking problems in later life, according to one expert.  Click here for more...

Children and alcohol
Alcohol misuse continues to be a problem among children in Shetland, according to social workers and health officials.  Click here for more...

Doctors link abortions and alcohol abuse in UK to recession
Doctors are concerned that the poor economic outlook is having a negative impact on the nation’s health.  Click here for more...

Plans to outlaw cheap alcohol will backfire, says watchdog
David Cameron's plans to outlaw cheap alcohol are likely to backfire as supermarkets will be encouraged to “sell more, not less” drink, the Office of Fair Trading has warned.  Click here for more...

Poor areas 'hit harder by alcohol'
Poorer communities have substantially higher levels of alcohol-related ill health, anti-social behaviour and premature deaths than their wealthier neighbours, research has suggested.  Click here for more...

Clubbers Downing "Red Bull and Vodka" Are 600% More Likely to Suffer Heart Palpitations
Red Bull and vodka has become somewhat of a staple drink for club-going young people in need of an energy fix as they party till the wee hours of the morning. Click here for more...


International news

Energy drinks cut drunken risk-taking: study (Aus)
New research has found mixing energy drinks with alcohol makes young people less likely to indulge in risky behaviour.  Click here for more...

Raise drinking age to reverse alcohol harm (NZ)
Family First NZ is calling on politicians to raise both the drinking and the purchase age to 20 when they vote next week, and is asking families to contact MP’s to ask them to vote to protect young people and reverse the harm that alcohol is causing to our young people.  Click here for more...


Research

A tipple at dinner 'could turn children into binge drinkers'
Parents who believe that following the Continental way of introducing their children to alcohol early as a way of promoting responsible drinking could actually risk them developing alcoholism in later life, a new study has claimed. Click here for more...