Alcohol

Industry accused of spreading lies about alcohol and health

A report by UK academics has accused the drinks industry of, “actively disseminating misinformation about alcohol and cancer risk, particularly breast cancer,” comparing it to the tobacco industry’s “denial, distortion and distraction tactics”.

India sentences man to 10 years for selling banned booze

A court in the northern Indian state of Bihar has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for selling a banned alcoholic beverage, the first conviction case in Bihar after the state introduced an alcohol ban in 2016.

CGA: Brits are spending more but drinking less

Data and research consultancy CGA has revealed a decline in volume drinks sales in Britain, as consumers increasingly spend more on booze and are more adventurous in their choices.

Study on rising alcoholism called out

A study asserting that the rate of alcoholism in the US increased by 49% between 2001 to 2013 has been criticised for using allegedly compromised data to reach its conclusions, with a fellow federal study finding that alcoholism was in decline.

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