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  1. Comment - Letters

    Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... with increased risk for alcohol dependence and abuse at later ages, alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes, and other unintentional injuries". What is more alarming is that binge drinking, which ... and educate the public on alcohol-related harm. LEAP, founded in 1994, is the leading drug prevention education organisation in Hong Kong. Our mission is to help prevent substance abuse, particularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1516745/public-awareness-must-be-raised-about-alcohol-related-harm
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Age restrictions should be placed on purchase of alcohol

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... though, the dangers are enough reason for better regulation. At the least, alcohol should be treated the same as cigarettes; sales should be restricted to adults and campaigns against abuse ... SCMP Editorial Children and alcohol don't mix Every society has its rules on the minimum age for driving a car, buying cigarettes and alcohol consumption. Hong Kong's laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513900/age-restrictions-should-be-placed-purchase-alcohol
  3. Village drunks face women's ire

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... labourers on cheap alcohol known as arrack and then come home and beat their wives. When a group of more than 300 women began patrolling some of the spirits outlets in the area, the atmosphere ... to shut shop, draining litres of alcohol, publicly humiliating drunks (including shaving their heads) and patrolling the streets at night for any unsteady male who might be planning to go home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430554/village-drunks-face-womens-ire
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Alcohol abuse may be worsening among Aborigines, warns Gillard

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ...-related accidents and abuse,” she added. “People are witnessing more alcohol-related violence. In and around Alice Springs over the Christmas-New Year period there were at least five alcohol ... a mixed report on tackling indigenous disadvantage. Gillard took aim at local governments rolling back strict alcohol bans on Aborigines in the nation’s fifth annual “Closing the Gap” address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144424/alcohol-abuse-may-be-worsening-among-aborigines-warns-gillard
  5. Cut in alcohol duty raises student binge drinking concerns

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Binge drinking among university students could become even more of a problem because of the cut in tax on alcohol, an academic has warned. Sian Griffiths, professor ... of more alcohol-related problems,' she said. Students mainly drink beer, with increased preference for wine and spirits in their second year at university. They drink for celebration, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584720/cut-alcohol-duty-raises-student-binge-drinking-concerns
  6. Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983418/call-crackdown-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  7. 'Let's get tough' on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983433/lets-get-tough-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  8. Help yourself

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wayne Moran, a doctor who runs an addiction clinic in Aberdeen, says about half his patients are people with alcohol dependency. Many professional Hongkongers work in places where drinking ... drinking? Do you feel you need to have an eye-opener the day after a heavy drinking session? 'Even if you answer yes to only one of these, it's 80 per cent likely that you have alcohol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513966/help-yourself
  9. News - World - COURTS

    Former TV star Rolf Harris gets five years in prison for abusing girls

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... once assaulted her while his daughter was sleeping in the adjacent bed. In her statement to the court, the woman said she blamed Harris for her alcoholism over many years and said the abuse ... Agence France-Presse in London Sex abuser Harris jailed for five years Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was yesterday jailed for five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547094/former-tv-star-rolf-harris-gets-five-years-prison-abusing-girls
  10. Use taxes to fight alcohol abuse, says WHO official

    Posted Sep 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in the world,' Dr Mak said. Dr Poznyak said it took a long time for the WHO to recognise alcohol abuse as a public health concern that needed to be tackled globally. 'For many years, harmful use ... Mary Ann Benitez City urged to make duties part of its control policy Hong Kong should use taxation on alcoholic drinks as part of an alcohol-control policy, says a World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/564888

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