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  1. Series of alcohol-related deaths sparks call for holiday restraint

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Doctors are warning people to moderate their drinking over the Lunar New Year holidays after a number of recent alcohol-related deaths. In Shaoyang county, Hunan, a man died of alcohol poisoning after drinking with colleagues following an annual end-of-year banquet. Newspaper reports said the man's family had asked that his death be treated as a work-related ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... of a hangover (an eye opener)? You can first seek help from your family doctor, a clinical psychologist or social worker. You may be referred to Tuen Mun Alcoholic Problems Clinic, which provides a full ... For more information about local services, call the Social Welfare Department hotline on 2343 2255. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free self-help group, where reformed alcoholics support each ...

  3. Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of the many health problems concerning us in Hong Kong, alcoholism is one which receives little attention. Figures recently released suggest there is a need for greater concern. As we report today, average alcohol consumption has been falling in Hong Kong. While certain drinks have developed a trendy appeal, the overall intake of beer and brandy is declining while the amount ...

  4. Calculating the cost of alcohol addiction

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of an increase in the cost of dealing with alcoholism, official figures have revealed. Alcohol addiction has increased over the past 20 years, with the number of cases in 2001 and 2002 skyrocketing to more than 2,400, from just 787 in 2000. This is despite the fact that overall, the amount of alcohol consumed in Hong Kong is decreasing. No attempt has been made to find out the actual extent ...

  5. Many in the dark over perils of alcohol

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Despite the public's proclivity for partying, Hong Kong as a society is relatively uninformed about the potential dangers of alcohol, counsellors warned yesterday. The city's relative affluence, famous nightlife and the fact alcohol was used to lubricate dealings socially and commercially meant the chances of things getting out of control were at least as high ...

  6. Duty on alcohol may be cut to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Duty on alcoholic drinks may be lowered, saving drinkers up to $214 million a year- a move one catering industry representative said last night would give bars and restaurants ... to stimulate tourism. Duties range from 40 per cent to 100 per cent of value, according to the drink's alcoholic strength. The paper says the government does not think duty should be abolished ...

  7. Nothing jolly about TVB's screaming alcohol advert

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An 'annoying' advert for a low-alcohol drink featuring a screaming woman has earned broadcaster TVB a slap over the wrist from the broadcasting watchdog. The Broadcasting Authority yesterday issued TVB with a strong caution for the TV commercial for Jolly Shandy broadcast on August 4 on its Jade channel. 'The BA considered that the portrayal ...

  8. Problem drinkers

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While average alcohol consumption in Hong Kong is falling, the number of problem drinkers is rising. Should greater efforts be made to educate the public on the dangers of alcohol abuse? Write to us. ...

  9. In the pink

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The Cosmopolitan used to be called the 'stealth Martini', presumably because the fruit-juice element conceals the strong spirit base. It first became popular in the 1970s, although nobody seems to know for sure where the first one wa ...

  10. Jane's sobering tale

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... Nell Raven Like most people, Jane (not her real name) had her first experience of alcohol at school parties. Occasionally, she overdid it, but drinking didn't become a regular habit until her early 20s when she got her first job. 'I met somebody at work, and most evenings we'd go to a bar on the way home,' she says. 'I really liked the way alcohol ...




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