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  1. Driver blames mouthwash for alcohol reading

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The driver of a school bus that hit a 50-year-old man at 7.30am in Cloud View Road, North Point, blamed an alcohol-based mouthwash he used before starting work at 6.30am for causing him to fail a breath test at the scene. Police gave the man, 55, a verbal warning after a second test at a police station returned an alcohol reading below the legal limit. The victim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663630/driver-blames-mouthwash-alcohol-reading
  2. Mix of cocaine, heroin and alcohol killed businessman, autopsy shows

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A mix of hard drugs and alcohol killed one of two American businessmen found dead in a Grand Hyatt Hotel room last October, according to an autopsy report submitted to the inquest into their deaths yesterday. The report on Paul Cherry, 45, said he died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin that might have been made more lethal by a high intake of alcohol. A report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635748/mix-cocaine-heroin-and-alcohol-killed-businessman-autopsy-shows
  3. Knifeman an alcoholic, says wife

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A man who stabbed 12 passers-by in a busy commercial area of Shiyan, Hubei, before attempting to kill himself had a history of heavy alcohol abuse, his wife said. Li Zehong, ... was an alcoholic, the Zhutian Metropolis Daily reported. 'He revels in alcohol and would beat me and our daughter after he got drunk,' Ms Zhao, who works in a hotel in the city, was quoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653773/knifeman-alcoholic-says-wife
  4. Don't cut duty on alcohol this year, says beer coalition

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A coalition representing the brewing industry wants the government to put any possible cuts in alcohol duty this year on hold, despite pressure by wine and spirits merchants ... Coalition said alcohol duties should remain unchanged in 2008-09 because more time was needed to evaluate the situation. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will deliver his maiden budget speech ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625105/dont-cut-duty-alcohol-year-says-beer-coalition
  5. What's in it? Cetyl alcohol

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Other names it goes by Cetanol, 1-Hexadecanol, Palmityl Alcohol. What's it used in? Soap, shampoos, moisturisers. What does it do? It helps to create lather in shampoos and soaps or is used as a thickening agent in skin creams and lotions. Any controversy? Can irritate the skin, eyes or lungs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633818/whats-it-cetyl-alcohol
  6. Curbs on kava imports drive Pacific islanders to alcohol

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The murky liquid is served in coconut shells from a large central bowl and acts as a social lubricant for ceremonies, weddings, birthdays and funerals, just as alcohol is used in other societies. ... by Aborigines, who were consuming vast quantities of the herbal drug, often in conjunction with alcohol. It was a potent cocktail that left many remote Aboriginal townships, particularly in the Northern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640878/curbs-kava-imports-drive-pacific-islanders-alcohol
  7. Health issues cannot be ignored in debate on abolishing wine tax

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The case for the abolition of wine tax in Hong Kong based on claims that wine is less associated with alcoholism- and, by implication, less harmful than beer or spirits- is dubious and controversial. It is the quantity of alcohol consumed, not the nature of the drink that matters. Social factors, tradition, availability and price all influence the quantity of alcohol consumed, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626201/health-issues-cannot-be-ignored-debate-abolishing-wine-tax
  8. Medi watch

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... and low in red meat, dairy products and alcohol. Overall, the mortality rates of those strictly following the diet were 9 per cent lower, newsday.com reports. Oh nuts! Pistachios may help reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653570/medi-watch
  9. Government's grape expectations lack body

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the truth and say that the abolition of wine and beer duty is a shameless bid for popularity and that giving the public cheaper alcohol (excluding spirits) will simply add to the sum of human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629802/governments-grape-expectations-lack-body
  10. Loose police enforcement of laws draws mixed reactions

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... the level at which police were letting people go free - up to 27 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath - was still relatively low, not punishing drivers who exceeded the limit was part ... of alcohol per 100ml of breath the risk of an accident is unchanged However, at 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath it increases this many times: 3.5 Source: Transport Bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649328/loose-police-enforcement-laws-draws-mixed-reactions

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