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Weekly policy update: Alcohol unit pricing will save many lives

Posted 29/11/13

National news:

Alcohol unit pricing will save many lives
We urge the government to bring back plans for minimum unit pricing and follow the example of Ireland, which has announced its intention to press ahead with this measure.  Click here for more...

Sheffield research group call for minimum booze price
The Government has been urged to bring in the changesNow the Government has been urged to bring in the changes.  Click here for more...

Blackpool proposes alcohol advertising ban outside pubs
Pubs, clubs and off-licences in Blackpool could be forced to remove alcohol advertising after the council proposed the ban in a bid to tackle alcohol-related health problems.  Click here for more...

Under-age drinking crackdown called for
The government should introduce tougher punishments for parents, siblings and friends who buy alcohol for children, left-wing think tank Demos has urged.  Click here for more...

Patients as young as 20 die from liver disease
Patients as young as 20 have died from liver disease caused by excessive drinking in Northern Ireland.  Click here for more...

Alcohol Is The Leading Cause Of Accidents In North Yorkshire
As part of Alcohol Awareness Week 2013 Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is calling on people to drink responsibly to keep themselves and others safe from harm.  Clck here for more...

Warning over teen boozing worries
Lancashire County Council is reminding parents and young people about the dangers of drinking as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.  Click here for more...

'Meteoric rise’ in alcohol-related deaths as a result of young people drinking heavily in their teens
Binge drinking among teenagers has led to a ‘meteoric’ rise in alcohol-related deaths, a leading doctor warned yesterday.  Click here for more...

Minimum alcohol pricing 'by mid-2014' in Ireland
Junior Health Minister Alex White said that he hopes to have a minimum price for alcohol in place by the middle of next year.  Click here for more...

Mum, can I have a sip of your wine: How dangerous is alcohol for children?
With underage drinking on the rise – and mounting evidence of its dangers – is it time for parents to rewrite the rules?  Click here for more...

Pint, pint, pint, fight: How we can help Britain's problem drinkers
The Government’s most recent Alcohol Strategy thought big and delivered very little.  Click here for more...

International news:

National plan underscores alcohol related health risks (Aus)
A new national plan to address alcohol in Australian communities highlights the many health consequences associated with alcohol consumption, for both younger and older Australians.  Click here for more...

Regional news:

Canada 'can show us the way ahead for minimum alcohol pricing'
Health and Education Editor Barry Nelson heard why the experience of minimum pricing in Canada suggests the UK should follow suit. Click here for more...

Talk is healthy over alcohol harm
Drinkers in South Tyneside are being encouraged to talk among themselves about their alcohol intake.  Click here for more...

Reports:

Alcohol Focus Scotland's report "Unrecognised and under-reported: the impact of alcohol on people other than the drinker in Scotland" is now availablle here.