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Weekly News Update: Research fuels calls for minimum prices

Posted 15/08/14

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Research fuels calls for minimum prices
Medical research that shows heavy drinkers would be penalised much more than moderate consumers if minimum unit pricing was introduced has been welcomed by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.  Click here to read more...

'Don't drink alcohol two days in a row' Government health quango warns
Public Health England will advise the public to avoid boozing two days in a row in order to help remain within official healthy guidelines.Click here to read more ... 

Single pint could be enough to put you over the limit as MPs call for tough clampdown on alcohol
Drivers could be banned from getting behind the wheel after just a single pint under tough new rules proposed by MPs.  Click here to read more...

Wine and beer should have cigarette-style health warnings and calorie content on labels: MPs
Cigarette-style warnings should be placed on all alcohol packaging showing the health risks and empty calories in drinks, MPs said. Click here to read more...

Underage drinkers pick brands they see on TV
Researchers investigated whether exposure to brand-specific alcohol advertising on 20 television shows popular among young people was associated with brand-specific consumption among underage drinkers. Click here to read more...

MPs call time on self-regulation of alcohol ads
The current self-regulation of alcohol advertising is not robust enough to protect children and should be replaced by an independent regulator underpinned by law, according to a group of MPs.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol warning labels and minimum pricing gets backing from MPs.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse has called for mandatory labelling of alcoholic drinks to warn users of the harmful effects of their abuse.  Click here to read more...

NI health minister sees 'merit' in A&E fees for drunk patients
Northern Ireland's health minister has said he can see merit in the idea of charging fees to patients who end up in A&E as a result of alcohol or drugs.  Click here to read more...
 
Licensing boards 'ignore' alcohol concerns claims charity
Scotland's licensing boards have been urged to do more to protect communities from alcohol harm.  Click here to read more...