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Weekly news update: Children buy alcohol from online supermarkets

Posted 05/07/13

National news:

Children buy alcohol from online supermarket websites, warns report
A major report will warn today that significant numbers of children and young people in Wales are turning to online supermarket grocery services to buy alcohol.  Click here for more ....
The report is available here.

Alcohol Focus Scotland - eFocus June 2013
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Judge wants 'booze bracelet' scheme to be rolled out
One of the UK's leading family court judges wants a pilot scheme to help parental alcohol addiction to be rolled out across the country.  Click here for more...

Fears voiced over drinking ban in resort
Stopping the sale of alcohol at 3am will tell the UK that Blackpool is closed for business.  Click here for more...

Impulsive Teens at Risk for Drinking Problems
UK scientists have found a link between impulsive behaviors in young people and the decision to drink heavily at an early age.  Click here for more...

Essex: Public health chiefs prepare to launch a major offensive against alcohol misuse
Essex County Council (ECC) has made the issue its first priority since it was given responsibility for commissioning public health services earlier this year and has put together a raft of proposals.  Click here for more... 
 
Global brewers unite to back beer in Britain
The world's biggest brewers have teamed up to launch a campaign in the UK that aims to get drinkers in the country to go back to beer.  Click here for more...

Liver disease on the rise among women 'in denial' about their drinking
Soaring rates of alcohol-related liver disease among young women professionals in some of London’s wealthiest boroughs have prompted a major campaign by health experts in the capital.  Click here for more...
 

International news:

Cheaper beer in Denmark – How many lives will be lost?
The Danish government cut the beer tax by 15% on the 1 July and made alcohol more affordable for not only its own population, but also the neighboring countries like Sweden and Norway (that have higher taxes).  Click here for more...

French firm targets ‘soda generation’ with cola-flavored wine
French wine company Haussmann Famille has launched the world’s first cola-flavoured wine, named Rouge Sucette, and hopes to appeal to the ‘soda generation’ of young people unaccustomed to wine.  Click here for more...

Global Alcohol Policy conference: 2013
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WHO Status Report on Alcohol and Health in 35 European Countries
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Global Actions: Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking. July 3, 2013
The ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising is developing a new global framework to promote responsible marketing communications of beverage alcohol. Click here for more...