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Weekly News Update Statistics on Alcohol England 2014

Posted 30/05/14

National:

Drinkaware looking to force pubs to remove its name from irresponsible ads
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Drinkaware is seeking legal advice on forcing pubs that promote irresponsible drinking to remove any mention of the organisation in their marketing material. Click here to read more...

Minimum pricing for alcohol beginning
A ban on the sale of heavily discounted alcohol starts in Worcestershire this week. Click here for more...

University campaign to counter binge-drinking culture
Seven universities have joined a pilot scheme run by the National Union of Students and the Home Office.  Click here for more...

Young people 'pre-drink' out of fear of nightclubs
Young people "pre-drink" before a night out because they are fearful of bars and clubs, a study finds.  Click here to read more... 
 

Alcohol website launched for parents:
A NEW website with information and advice for parents on how to discuss alcohol with their children has been launched by the three Alcohol and Drug Partnerships of the North East. Click here to read more...


Comic Relief: We'll halt our toxic investments in arms and tobacco
Comic Relief has promised to stop putting money into controversial ‘booze, bombs and fags’ funds after it was shamed over its investment policies.Click here to read more...

Prescription drugs to treat alcohol top £3m
There were a million hospital admissions related to alcohol last year in England and £3.13m was spent on prescription drugs to treat alcohol dependency. Click here to read more...

Commons spent '£1.4m on alcohol'
Spending in House of Commons bars has increased over the past three years, according to a Freedom of Information request. Click here to read more...

Statistics on Alcohol - England, 2014
This statistical report acts as a reference point for health issues relating to alcohol use and misuse, providing information obtained from a number of sources in a user-friendly format.  Click here to read more...

International:

Alcohol poisoning up amongst youth (NL)
Doctors are not noticing a difference between how parents and young people are handling their alcohol intake.  Click here for more...

Anti-alcohol abuse law set to take effect in Japan, conference held for awareness (Japan)
The Japanese government take solid steps in making sure that the basic anti-alcohol abuse law is effective.  Click here for more...


Call for action on foetal alcohol syndrome
Indigenous health groups are calling for foetal alcohol syndrome disorder to be recognised as a disability.Click here to read more...