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Weekly News Update: Doctors concerned on binge-drink stats

Posted 27/06/14

National:

The cost of cheap alcohol
TV Programme - Channel 4 - Monday 30th June 2014 - 20:00 - The Cost of Cheap Alcohol

How many impaired children will it take until Britain admits to its alcohol problem?
We're the best when it comes to guzzling booze, and now we're paying the price for it.  Click here to read more... 

Plans to relax licensing laws lambasted by doctors and alcohol groups
BMA among those to warn changes under bill due to be heard in the Lords are wrong given the damage alcohol already causes. Click here to read more...

More than 1.35 million Irish 18-75 year-olds are “harmful drinkers”
The scale of the problem is even greater among young people, with 75% of 18-24 year olds drinking in a harmful way, with 15% of them dependent on the drug - more than twice the rate for all adults. Click here to read more...

British Medical Association opposes move to relax alcohol licensing for charitable events
Peers will today debate proposed additions to the Licensing Act 2003 that would allow charities and voluntary groups to sell small amounts of alcohol at events. Click here to read more...

Doctors concerned on binge-drink stats
Doctors have warned that the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcoholic drinks is the only way to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol, reduce alcohol-related health harm and reduce the cost to the state of alcohol-related illnesses and social problems. Click here to read more...

UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased
Supermarkets in the UK could be hindering efforts to reduce harmful drinking by not fully passing tax increases onto the price of the cheapest beers and spirits, according to health and business researchers. Click here to read more...

Tackling the impact of alcohol and work
Launch of an innovative programme designed to support people and their families across Northern Ireland to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol.  Click here to read more...

Boozy Brits abroad
Half of British holidaymakers drink alcohol every day on summer breaks - and one in three of us admit to boozing in the departure lounge.  Click here to read more...


International:

Russia to Raise Minimum Price on Hard Liquor
Russia's alcohol market watchdog is planning to raise the minimum retail price of spirits from 37 rubles per liter to 43 rubles per liter ($1.07 to $1.25), according to a draft order published on the government's legislation portal. Click here to read more...

Alcohol Linked with 88,000 Premature Deaths Yearly (USA)
Excessive alcohol consumption remains a leading cause of premature death in the United States.  Click here to read more...

Reduced Legal Age to Buy Alcohol Tied to More Physical Assaults in Young Men: Study (NZ)
Reducing the legal age for buying alcohol in fact increases the physical assault in young men - a research by the University of Otago, New Zealand, suggests. Click here to read more...