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Weekly News Update World Cup 2014: Fans issued warning over drinking

Posted 13/06/14

Regional:
World Cup call to ban alcohol promotion:
BALANCE, the North-East Alcohol Office, is urging for time to be called on alcohol sports sponsorship. Click here to read more...

Bid to end alcohol sponsorship of football clubs:
CAMPAIGNERS are hoping to kick alcohol sponsorship into touch by teaming up with young footballers on Wearside. Click here to read more...

Young people not having as much sex, drugs or alcohol as they think they are:
YOUNG people in Darlington vastly over-estimate the risky activities of their peers, research has shown. Click here to read more...

National:
BMJ: World Cup 2014: Fans issued grave warning over drinking:
Brazil may be favourites to win the 2014 World Cup but whichever team gets the trophy the real winner will be the alcohol industry, according to a special report in the British medical journal BMJ. Click here to read more...

Counterfeit traders fuelling demand for cheap and potentially dangerous booze:
UK trading officers say sales of illegal alcohol have risen fivefold since 2009, taking up three out of every four investigations. Click here to read more... 

Scottish attitudes to alcohol pricing split:
A new study of Scotland's attitudes to alcohol has suggested people are slightly more in favour of introducing minimum unit pricing than against.  Click here to read more...

How the alcohol industry ‘runs the show’ at the World Cup:
WHEN THE WORLD Cup kicks off tonight, punters in the stadium will be able to buy a beer, despite Brazil banning alcohol at games because of a rising number of deaths in crowds. Click here to read more...

'Morning after' drink-drivers to be hit during World Cup
Police forces across England are to step up their fight against drink drivers, with those motorists still feeling the affects of alcohol consumed the previous night to be the target of the latest clampdown.  Click here to read more...
 

Alcohol firms funding charities in order to gain political influence, claims study:
Drinks manufacturers and retailers accused of adopting tobacco industry tactic of 'corporate philanthropy as a political device' Click here to read more...