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Weekly News Update - Early deaths: Regional variations 'shocking'

Posted 13/06/13

National News:
Early deaths: Regional variations 'shocking' - Jeremy Hunt
 
The local variation in early death rates revealed in a new league table for England is "shocking" and must drive action to improve health, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.  Read more...

Ban alcohol adverts at music and sport events, says charity
Alcohol advertising should be banned at music and sports events to protect young people from excessive exposure, a charity says.  Read more...

Alcohol project experts alarmed by high demand for support service 
Experts looking to help people at risk of hazardous and harmful drinking in Glasgow fear being overwhelmed by demand for the service.  Read more...

Scotland's Licensing Act evaluation indicates progress - lessons for England?
An evaluation of Scotland's Licensing 2005 Act has been released, reporting positive impacts such as fewer irresponsible promotions and benefits of an appointed Licensing Standards Officer (LSO) for each council.  Read more...

Ipswich/Birmingham: City looks to adopt ground-breaking campaign to banish super-strength alcohol
Birmingham could adopt Ipswich’s trailblazing lead and banish super-strength alcohol from its off-licences.  Read more...

Figures show more young people are shunning booze 
School children appear to be learning better habits, as new figures reveal there has been a decline in the number of young people drinking alcohol.  Read more...
Children as young as nine treated for alcohol-related illnesses
A&E doctors reveal 'worrying' increase in young girls drinking.  Read more...


International News:

Alcohol ads should contain health warnings for teen girls: CMAJ (Toronto)
The Canadian Medical Association Journal is raising concerns about alcohol advertising, saying young girls are being influenced by the ads the industry says are aimed at young women. Read more...

One in three designated drivers drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel (Florida) 
New research has found that more than one in three designated drivers have had a drink and most had blood-alcohol levels high enough to affect their driving.  Read more...

New police team to tackle alcohol crime (Jersey)
A new team of police officers has been formed in Jersey to crack down on alcohol-related crime.  Read more...

Norwegian Politicians Defend Wine Monopoly 
The majority of the country’s local politicians want continuation of wine monopoly and are against wine sale at convenience stores and supermarkets.  Read more... 

Experts speak about the need for a renewed and strong alcohol strategy  Experts talk about the need for enhanced action at EU level to reduce the burden of alcohol harm in Europe.   Read more...