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Weekly News Update: Campaigners call for minimum unit pricing

Posted 26/09/13

National news:

Campaigners call for minimum unit pricing
Campaigners are calling for minimum unit pricing on alcohol to tackle Britain's drinking problem.  Click here for more...

Ipswich super-strength alcoholic drink campaign hailed a success
A year after its launch, a campaign to stop Ipswich shops selling super-strength beer and cider has helped cut crime, Suffolk Police say.  Click here for more...

Docs want minimum price for alcohol
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has called for minimum pricing to be introduced on alcohol.  Click here for more...

A gin and tonic with your cut and blow dry, madam? Hairdressers and High Street shops could apply for alcohol licences under new laws
Hairdressers, beauty parlours and tanning salons will be given cheap and easy access to an alcohol licence under a new ‘light touch’ drinking law.  Click here for more...

Minimum alcohol pricing off the UK policy agenda, says WSTA chief
Minimum alcohol pricing looks set to stay off the UK Government's policy agenda until at least the next General Election, the chief executive of the country's Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said. Click here for more...

Drinks group DIGI denies responsibility for alcohol-related ailments
Drinks companies have rejected suggestions that they should make a financial contribution to hospitals towards the cost of treating patients with alcohol-related illnesses.  Click here for more...

Alistair Campbell warns women drinkers
Middle-class women are among society’s worst problem drinkers, Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell said.  Click here for more...


Reports / updates:

Guide to Alcohol for Councillors
This guide is essential reading for every councillor looking to meet the new commissioning challenges and tackle alcohol abuse in our communities. Click here for more  Also available in the Partner section of the website.

The latest edition of the Globe magazine from the Institute of Alcohol Studies includes articles on the tactics of the alcohol industry; an update on the Scottish MUP debate; and a call for health warnings highlighting that alcohol causes cancer.  Click here for more...


International news:

Cabinet approves bill banning alcohol ads (South Africa)
Cabinet has approved a draft bill banning alcohol advertising and it will now be gazetted for public comment.  Click here for more...

The Insidious Genius of Hello Kitty-Branded Beer
Hello Kitty, having been slapped onto just about every other imaginable consumer product on this little blue marble of ours, is now being used to market beer in Asia.  Click here for more... 

Why Red Bull and vodka is a recipe for trouble: Mixing alcohol and energy drinks could be even more harmful than previously thought
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks to get a bigger hit could be more harmful than research currently suggests, claims a leading psychologist.  Click here for more...