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Monday 20 October 2014

Alcohol

French to crack down on binge drinking

New French legislation could see those who promote or incentivise binge drinking amongst youngsters face heavy fines and even a year in prison.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Irish hold off on alcohol tax hikes

The Irish drinks industry has responded favourably to the government’s decision to freeze alcohol duty under the new budget but some say it could have gone further.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop

While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

New Zealand Navy ban booze on board

What do you do with a drunken sailor? The New Zealand Royal Navy’s answer is to simply ban booze on board.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Toxic liquor kills 18 in two days

At least 18 people have died after drinking toxic liquor in Karachi – Pakistan’s biggest city.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Town votes to keep 100-year-old booze ban

A Canadian town has overwhelmingly voted in favour of keeping a 100-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Town votes on 100-year-old booze ban

A Canadian town where the sale of alcohol has been illegal for the last 109 years is to vote on its reintroduction.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

NHS considers drug for ‘mild alcoholics’

A newly developed drug that stops people enjoying alcohol has been recommended to the NHS by a healthcare group.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Heavy diet debilitates Korean leader

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s love of fine wines, spirits and rich food has apparently made him so fat he has fractured his ankles.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Minimum unit price would ‘save lives’

A minimum price of 45p per unit in the UK would be 50 times more effective in combatting alcohol misuse than current measures, new research claims.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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