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  1. Comment - Letters

    Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm

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

    ... Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm I refer to the article by Charley Lanyon (" Underage drinking fuels worrying trend in Hong Kong, amid lack of regulation ... drinking problem. When the general attitude towards alcohol is apparently non-resistant, it is not difficult to comprehend why young people in Hong Kong would assume ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Age restrictions should be placed on purchase of alcohol

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

    ... 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 ... stores and in entertainment areas says all about where the shortcomings are. Young people are our future and we should be educating and protecting them. Under-18s are not allowed to drink alcohol ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early Almost all of a group of young women who had become regular drinkers had their first drink when they were underage, a survey found. The survey, conducted by frontline social workers from October last year to January, involved 321 girls and women aged 12 to 24 who had drunk alcohol at least once a week ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Powdered alcohol product Palcohol set for launch in the United States

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Powdered alcohol causes a stir in US A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by regulators and is poised to hit stores ... of some of its labels by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which "actually approved it some time ago". Powdered alcohol has already been approved for sale in Japan and some ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US state of Maryland may be first to ban ‘Vaportini’ alcohol inhaler

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Annapolis Maryland may become first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers Maryland may become the first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers ... of the most widely used alcohol inhaler, the Vaportini, said she knew of no other attempt to make her product illegal. The devices allow users to inhale fumes from heated alcoholic drinks. ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Minimum alcohol price would save British lives, says study

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London British researchers predict fall in drink-related deaths of 860 a year if government adopts move Minimum alcohol price would save lives, says study Setting a minimum alcohol price of 45 pence (HK$6) a unit in Britain would cut deaths and hospital time among heavy drinkers yet have little adverse impact on the pockets of moderate drinkers, researchers said ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published yesterday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dennis Rodman checks himself into alcohol rehab facility, agent says

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 11:24pm by AP

    ... Agencies in New York Rodman checks himself into alcohol rehab facility Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment programme, just days after returning to the US from North Korea, where he ignited a furore over comments he made about an American held prisoner there. Rodman voluntarily entered an alcohol rehabilitation facility several ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Video shatters Toronto mayor Rob Ford's vow to stay off alcohol

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Video shatters mayor's vow to stay off alcohol A new video has surfaced showing Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor- who pledged to stay off alcohol ... an alcohol problem and even told Canadian broadcaster CBC he would never drink again. But the new video provided fodder for Ford's opponents. "I believe that he is addicted to alcohol ...

  10. News - World - DRUGS

    Obama says marijuana use not more dangerous than drinking alcohol

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life," Obama said. "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." He added that he has told his two daughters, Sasha ...




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