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Weekly Policy update - Diageo slammed for linking alcohol to toughness

Posted 27/02/14

National News:

Alcohol banned on some Galway-Dublin trains
 
Iarnród Éireann has imposed an alcohol ban on its 1pm service from Galway to Dublin's Heuston Station due to concerns about anti-social behaviour. - read more... 

Diageo slammed for linking alcohol to toughness 
Diageo has been warned that its future advertising must not link alcohol with daringness or toughness after the watchdog banned a Captain Morgan ad featuring a daredevil buccaneer. -read more...

Alcohol related hospital admissions fell by 7% in Scotland last year, new statistics reveal
Official health statistics found that there were 35,926 alcohol-related discharges in Scotland during 2012/13 compared with 38,776 in 2011/12. - read more...

Councils call for an end to 'Booze Street Britain'  
Councils are demanding the power to block new clubs, pubs and off-licences on public health grounds, as communities blighted by alcoholism become overrun by licensed premises. - read more...

Scotland can lead the way in creation of alcohol substitute 
A former UK drugs adviser has called on Scotland to help develop a "safe" alternative to alcohol. - read more...

Alcohol death rate highest in country 
New figures show reveal that the North West has the highest rate of alcohol related deaths. - read more... 

Should Heavy Alcohol Consumption While Pregnant be a Crime?
A court case in the UK could force Britain to criminalize heavy consumption of alcohol while pregnant, a controversial move even among health professionals. - read more...

Alcohol-related hospital admissions fell by 7% in Scotland last year, new statistics reveal
Official health statistics found that there were 35,926 alcohol-related discharges in Scotland during 2012/13 compared with 38,776 in 2011/12. - read more...

Jägermeister unveils first ever UK TV advertising campaign
Jägermeister is set to launch its first ever TV advertising campaign in the UK as the brand continues to be the driving-force behind the growing speciality spirits category. - read more...

Baby-boomer drug and alcohol warning
There is a growing problem of drug and alcohol misuse among older people, as "baby-boomers" age, campaigners are warning. - read more...


Regional News
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Alcohol and drug addict help group in Ferryhill given £10,000 cash boost 
A project to help drug and alcohol addicts and their families has been given a £10,000 cash boost. - read more...

Play about alcohol abuse to tour region's secondary schools 
A powerful play about alcohol misuse is to tour North-East secondary schools in the coming weeks. - read more...


International News
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As alcohol contents rise, drinks are getting stronger  
Thanks to rising alcohol levels in wine and beer, the drinks served in bars and restaurants are often more potent than people realize, a new report shows. -read more... 

Alcohol availability rises in 2013  
The volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption in New Zealand increased 8.9 million litres (1.9 percent) in 2013, following a 15 million litre decrease in 2012, Statistics New Zealand said today. In 2013, 466 million litres were available, compared with the 2008 high point (486 million litres). - read more...

Alcohol and liver disease — what’s the connection?
Everyone from your doctor to your grandmother have told you that alcohol is bad for your liver but do you know why? - read more...

Finland imposes further restrictions on alcohol advertising
On Friday, Finland's president is expected to sign off on proposed amendments that would tighten the nation's already stringent alcohol advertising restrictions. - read more...