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Weekly News Update: Project aims to pull the plug on young drinkers

Posted 11/07/14

Regional:

Project aims to pull the plug on young drinkers:
A crackdown on under-age drinking has been launched in Durham
Operation ARIES – Alcohol Related Intervention Enforcement Support – aims to tackle youngsters who do drink, and to educate younger ones not to abuse alcohol. Click here to read more...

National:

Drink Wise Parliamentry Briefing. Click here to read more 

No 10 accused of burying good news as deal with drinks industry is reached
Home Office officials were furious after No 10 told them to delay publication of details about deal to tackle irresponsible drinking.  Click here to read more...

House wine to be no stronger than 12.5% under Government deal with the alcohol industry to cut binge drinking
Ministers held talks with the alcohol industry at the Home Office yesterday in an attempt to cut Britain's drinking problem. The Government wants to cut the amount of alcohol drunk in Britain by a billion units a year. Click here to read more...

Underage drinkers heavily exposed to magazine ads for alcohol brands they consume
Underage drinkers between the ages of 18 and 20 see more magazine advertising than any other age group for the alcohol brands they consume most heavily, raising important questions about whether current alcohol self-regulatory codes concerning advertising are sufficiently protecting young people. Click here to read more...

UK cost agency backs Lundbeck alcohol dependency drug
A novel drug to fight alcohol dependency has been endorsed for use on Britain's state health service by the country's cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE in a boost to its Danish maker Lundbeck. Click here to read more...

Study: Alcohol sponsorship worsens problem drinking in athletes
Athletes sponsored by alcohol brands show greater problem drinking behaviour than those without alcohol sponsorship, according to a study by Melbourne’s Monash University and University of Manchester. Click here to read more...

Save the date: Scotland the Brave! - Alcohol Policy in Scotland
A seminar in discuss and explore Scotland’s innovative Alcohol Policies, including an update on the battle to implement Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP). Click here to read more...

Light drinkers could still be raising risk of heart disease:
Light drinkers should still reduce their alcohol intake to improve their health, a new study finds, casting doubt on claims moderate drinking could be good for you.  Click here to read more...