Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

U.K.: Outlaw Drink Specials, Games to Curb Alcohol Problems

Dienstag 26. Januar 2010 von htm

Drinking games that encourage overconsumption — as well as all-you-can-drink specials and ladies‘ nights — could soon be things of the past in the U.K. The British government plans to issue a ban on promotions that encourage heavy drinking later this year. As of April, games like the „dentist’s chair“ — where patrons have liquor poured down their throats — will be prohibited in pubs, and mandatory ID checks will come into force in October. Pub owners who violate the laws could face heavy fines or prison time. (Source: Join Together, 1/22/10)

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

Drink Specials Encourage Heavy Drinking

Freitag 4. September 2009 von htm

Researchers who studied the relationship between alcohol cost and intoxication concluded that drink specials encourage high levels of consumption, rather than just attracting customers to bars as some in the hospitality industry contend. The New York Times reported Sept. 2 that researchers who studied male and female drinkers at bars near college campuses found that those who paid the most money per gram of alcohol consumed were the least intoxicated when given breath tests upon exiting. The least intoxicated patrons paid an average of $4.44 for 14 grams of alcohol (in the form of beer, wine or liquor), while those found to be the drunkest had paid $1.81 for the same amount of alcohol. (Source: Join Together, 9/3/09) Comment: It is common sense, but now it is proven. That’s why high alcohol taxes and minimum prices are needed and a ban on drink specials.

Kategorie: Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Politics, Prevention, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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