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Weekly news update: Unveiled ‘hidden’ alcohol abuse in older people

Posted 21/09/12

National news:

Supermarkets in line for alcohol windfall
Supermarkets will be handed a profits windfall worth as much as £2.2bn if Government plans to impose a minimum alcohol price succeed, according to research. Click here for more...

Bulgaria wants to block UK minimum alcohol pricing
Government plans to impose a minimum price for alcohol sold in the UK have come under threat from an unusual source - Bulgaria. Click here for more...

Study unveils ‘hidden’ alcohol abuse among older people
A study has uncovered a growing drink problem among older people and researchers are now urging the Government to review its UK health strategy to support society’s “invisible addicts”. Click here for more...

Alcohol Industry Influence on Public Policy: A Case Study of Pricing and Promotions Policy in the UK
Relatively little research has been conducted on alcohol industry actors and their attempts to influence policies to reduce alcohol related harm.  Click here for more...

Alcohol and obesity cause liver disease death rise
The North West Public Health Observatory found that the number of men dying from liver disease had risen by 20% since 2005.  Click here for more...

ALMR accuses the Government of 'moving the goal posts' on minimum pricing
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called the Government response to the Health Select Committee report on alcohol minimum pricing 'disappointing' with fears the policy will not significantly tackle the problems caused by low-cost supermarket alcohol.  Click here for more...

Sales of low-alcohol wine soar
It may not be to everybody’s taste, but increasing numbers of people are buying low-alcohol wine for its health benefits and as it saves them more than £1.50 a bottle. Click here for more...

Advertisers welcome MP's 'sensible' response to alcohol ad ban
Advertising industry bodies have hailed the government’s decision to reject a call from MP’s to impose a total ban on advertising on TV and in cinemas.  Click here for more...

Support for alcohol price rise at Northumberland public debate
Strong support for a minimum unit price for alcohol in England was voiced at a public debate in Northumberland last night.  Click here for more...

Government may consider linking alcohol minimum unit pricing to inflation
The Government has published its response the Health Select Committee Report on the Alcohol Strategy indicating it may support minimum pricing on alcohol linked to inflation. Click here for more...
 

Reports

Childrens Commissioner Report on Silent Voices - Parental Alcohol Misuse
Click here to access the report