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Weekly news update: UK Children are more exposed to alcohol promotion

Posted 08/03/13

National news:

Children in UK are more exposed to alcohol promotion than adults
Experts are calling for a complete ban on alcohol-related advertising and sponsorship in the United Kingdom after a study revealed that British children are more exposed to promotional campaigns than their parents. Click here for more...

NFRN backs call for 50p minimum alcohol pricing
The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has announced that it is supporting calls from health experts for a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol. Click here for more...

UK falls behind Europe for healthy life expectancy
Smoking, physical inactivity and alcohol consumption among biggest risk factors for illness and disease in Britain.  Click here for more...

Health First: An evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK
RCP president, Sir Richard Thompson, comments on Health First: An evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK.  Click here for more...

Doctors: urgent action on alcohol needed
Coalition of health organisations outlines series of radical measures to reduce £55bn annual cost of alcohol misuse.  Click here for more...

Young people in Cardiff warned of alcohol risks
A new scheme has been launched in Cardiff which will see young drinkers who overindulge being given a wristband.  Click here for more...

England nation of 'secret boozers'
More than a third of the population are drinking unhealthy quantities of alcohol, new research has suggested.  Click here for more...

Universities ignoring binge drinking culture and failing to protect students' wellbeing, say teachers
Survey of school leaders finds universal concern over pastoral support offered at higher education institutions.  Click here for more...


International news:

Heineken eyes older shoppers to grow brands
Heineken is to create products for older drinkers in a bid to stand apart from rivals focused on the youth segment after gathering insight on the preferences of over 60s.  Click here for more...


Reports:

What is the burden of alcohol-related injuries in an inner city emergency department?
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