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Weekly policy update: Middle-aged drinking more than the young

Posted 19/12/13

National News:
Middle-aged drinking more than the young
Middle aged and elderly Britons unrepentant as young professionals cut back on alcohol, official figures suggest  - read more 

A new report By Alcohol Concern and Mentor UK has been published which looks at alcohol use amongst young people in London's Criminal Justice System. - read more

Alcohol Brief Interventions 
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service, in conjunction with NHS Lothian, are offering free training for multi-disciplinary workers - read more

ONS - Drinking Habits Amongst Adults 2012  - read more 

ONS figures show Wales has lowest frequent drinkers
The proportion of people who drink alcohol frequently is lower in Wales than any region of England or Scotland - read more

Charity calls for harsher controls on alcohol ads 
Alcohol Concern has demanded a clampdown on alcohol advertising after a TV ad produced by five of the UK’s biggest suppliers was banned - read more

Regional News: 
Sunderland's drinking habits revealed
More alcohol was consumed by drinkers on Wearside and across the North East last week compared to almost anywhere else in the country - read more 

'Tumour in beer' TV advert by alcohol awareness charity infuriates brewers and pub industry 
A graphic anti-alcohol television advert showing a man drinking a glass of lager with a tumour in it has sparked a complaint by the beer and pub industry - read more 

International News:
Alcohol changes come into effect
New laws on the supply and promotion of alcohol come into effect tomorrow (Wednesday, December 18, 2013) when the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 comes into full effect - read more  

Call for alcohol ban on trains   
Anti-alcohol activists on Monday called for a ban on alcohol sales on trains arguing that passengers who drink irritate and sexually harass other travellers - read more