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Weekly News Update: Talk to children about alcohol

Posted 02/04/13

National news:

David Cameron 'ignoring compelling evidence' that dearer alcohol would save lives
David Cameron will be guilty of ignoring compelling medical evidence if he decides to abandon plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, the Government's own public health advisers warned today.  Click here for more...

300 deaths 'down to alcohol misuse'
More than 300 people died last year as a result of alcohol misuse, Northern Ireland's most senior doctor has revealed.  Click here for more...

Children admit binge-drinking as alcohol abuse figures soar
Almost half a million children admit to having been drunk in the past month, a shocking new portrait of a bingeing nation reveals today.  Click here for more...

Brighton and Hove considers child alcohol contracts
Contracts to be signed by parents pledging not to give their children alcohol are being considered by authorities in Brighton and Hove.  Click here for more...

Talk to children about alcohol, say campaigners
Children and teenagers in the UK often try alcohol long before it's legal for them to drink.  Click here for more...

Food vouchers to provide emergency help but prevent spending on alcohol
"Food stamps" arrive in Britain next month, when tens of thousands of vulnerable people will be issued with food vouchers in lieu of money to tide them over short-term financial crises.  Click here for more...

NTA survey seeks to establish national picture of alcohol services in hospital settings
Commissioners in England are being asked to partake in a survey of alcohol services in hospital settings in England by the National Treatment Agency (NTA).  Click here for more...


International news

Study links low prices to alcohol abuse problems
A ten-year study of alcohol consumption in Central Australia has found that stopping the sale of low-cost products is the most effective way to reduce abuse.  Click here for more... and to access the report.