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Saturday 20 December 2014


UK trade exceeds target on unit removal

The UK drinks trade has reached its target to remove one billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015 ahead of schedule.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

UK government pushes low abv wine

A UK health minister has called for greater flexibility in tax arrangements to allow for an escalation in the cost of wine based on alcoholic strength.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Report slams trade’s influence on policy

The alcohol industry’s ability to shape alcohol policy nationally and globally needs to be “curtailed” because of a fundamental conflict of interest.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

‘No evidence’ ad bans reduce drinking

There is no evidence “for or against” alcohol advertising restrictions reducing consumption, according to a recent review.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Xmas drinking impact measured

A survey has revealed that young adults in the UK will consume up to 4,000 extra calories through drinking at festive parties this Christmas.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

NHS launches pill to cut alcohol cravings

A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Moderate drinking beneficial only to few

A glass of wine a day can protect against heart disease, but only if you carry a specific gene present in just 15% of the population.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Calls for alcohol calorie labels ‘miss the point’

Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 3 Comments »

Alcohol found to improve memory

Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo fined after two workers injured

Diageo has been fined £18,000 after two of its workers suffered from injuries including broken bones and memory loss in falls at its distilleries.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

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