Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

The British Government plans to lower the legal limit

Freitag 19. März 2010 von htm

THE government has signalled that it plans to cut the drink driving limit to less than a pint of beer or a glass of wine. Lord Adonis, the transport secretary, expects an official review of the law to recommend reducing the legal limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg. He said he would take this “very seriously” and added: “A strong case has been made to have a lower limit.” (Source: Harvard World Health News, 3/18/10) timesonline.co.uk, 3/14/10

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

British Government too close to drink industry

Mittwoch 20. Januar 2010 von htm

In a report published on 8 January 2010, the Health Committee of the UK Parliament warns that the drinks industry and supermarkets hold more power over government alcohol policies than expert health professionals.
English MPs’ report calls for radical overhaul of alcohol policy.
It says the drinks industry is dependent on hazardous and harmful drinkers for three-quarters of its sales and if people drank responsibly, alcohol sales would plummet by 40%.
The Committee calls for the introduction of minimum pricing, a rise in the duty on spirits and industrial white cider, tighter and totally independent regulation of alcohol promotion, vastly improved alcohol treatment services, better early detection and intervention, a mandatory labelling scheme for alcoholic drinks, and much better use of expert advice.
The report flatly rejects as a myth the suggestion that minimum pricing would unfairly affect moderate drinkers: at 40p per unit it would cost a moderate drinker (6 units per week) 11p per week more than at present, and a woman drinking the maximum 15 units per week could buy her weekly total of alcohol for six pounds.
Three times as much alcohol per head is drunk as in the mid 20th century, 30-40,000 deaths every year could be alcohol related and liver disease rates are soaring. The total cost of alcohol to society has been put at £55bn. (Source: Eurocare Newsletter December 09-January 10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Advertising, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Health, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Drunk Young British Tourist died in the Swiss Alps

Donnerstag 31. Dezember 2009 von htm

In Wengen, the famous Swiss resort with the Lauberhorn-Descent a young British tourist was missed several days after he had left a bar at 02 a.m. A rescue team found him dead 100 meter under a rocky sightseeing point. Today it was officially that he had 2 permille of alcohol in his blood. On December 12 we reported („Blau auf den Skipisten“)that the British Government warned its citizens about alcohol consumption in the mountains. Unfortunately in this case without success. But the parents should go to court as in the Bernese law on restaurants and bars (Gastgewerbegesetz Art. 29, 1c) it is forbidden to give or sell alcoholic beverages to drunk persons. And for sure Myles Robinson was drunk already, before he had 2 permille. (Source: Tages-Anzeiger, 12/31/09) https://www.alkoholpolitik.ch/2009/12/31/drunk-young-british-tourist-died-in-the-swiss-alps/8353/ – jungfrauzeitung.ch, 12/30/09(in english)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Geschichten, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Schweiz, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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