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Weekly news update: Cost of crime related to alcohol in NE published

Posted 24/05/13

National news:

Scotland's multi-buy promotions ban sees decrease in off-trade alcohol sales
NHS Health Scotland have published a report that evaluates the impact of the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland.  Click here for more...

As minimum alcohol pricing is ditched, local authorities seek voluntary booze bans
There has been a massive surge in local authorities seeking voluntary bans on high-strength alcoholic drinks. Click here for more...

Drop in Scottish alcohol sales 'due to multi-buy ban'
The amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen by 2.6% in the year since multi-buy promotions were banned, according to research.  Click here for more...

Alcohol advertising pre-disposes young people to have favorable attitudes toward drinking
A new study has investigated the ability of panels to find consensus around code violations.  Click here for more...

Identification and brief advice in emergency departments
Findings from an Alcohol Research UK-funded study of IBA activity in emergency departments have been published in Emergency Medicine Journal. Click here for more...

Ofcom asks advertising bodies to review rules to limit children’s exposure to TV alcohol advertising
Ofcom has today asked the UK’s advertising regulators to review the rules that limit children from being exposed to alcohol advertising on TV.  Click here for more...


Regional news:

Alcohol related attacks on police
Police Officers in the North East are likely to be assaulted six or more times during their career as a result of alcohol abuse.  Click here for more...

Report reveals cost of crime related to alcohol in the North East
More than 80% of police officers in the North East say they have been subjected to a drink-related assault during their career, a new report has revealed.  Click here for more...


International news:

Ban alcohol ads in sports broadcasts (Aus)
The Youth Affairs Council is calling for a ban on alcohol advertising during sports broadcasts in Western Australia.  Click here for more...

Screening and Brief Interventions for Hazardous and Harmful Alcohol Use among University Students in South Africa: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (SA)
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for alcohol problems among university students in South Africa.
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A time series analysis of presentations to Queensland health facilities for alcohol-related conditions, following the increase in ‘alcopops’ tax (Aus)
In response to concerns about the health consequences of high-risk drinking by young people, the Australian Government increased the tax on pre-mixed alcoholic beverages (‘alcopops’) favoured by this demographic.  Click here for more...