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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com Tung Wah poll reveals one in five students binge drink, and many don't realise the harmful effects Universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus A hospital group has called for a ban on the sale of alcohol on campuses after its study showed that a fifth of university students had engaged in binge drinking but only 1 per cent admitted they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should ... is part of a series of measures put forward by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse to tackle what it says is an epidemic of alcohol abuse in Britain. Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  3. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    ‘You get a real sense of God in rehab’: How Robin Williams described his struggle with alcohol

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:06pm

    ... Staff Reporter Full text of the much-loved actor's 2007 interview printed in the South China Morning Post in which he discussed religion and his battle with alcohol and drugs Actor Robin Williams, who has died aged 63 of an apparent suicide, spent several stints in rehab as he fought a long battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. The much-loved performer spoke to Kavita ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571996/you-get-real-sense-god-rehab-how-robin-williams-told-post-his-struggle
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Curfew and alcohol ban for US air force personnel in South Korea

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US air force in S Korea gets curfew, booze ban US airmen assigned to South Korea are banned from buying or drinking alcohol during their first 30 days ... come amid concern over alcohol-fuelled sexual assaults in the military as well as persistent worries over North Korea, which has conducted missile, rocket and heavy artillery tests over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560034/curfew-and-alcohol-ban-us-air-force-personnel-south-korea
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1212487/regular-drinkers-had-first-taste-alcohol-early
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1516745/public-awareness-must-be-raised-about-alcohol-related-harm
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513900/age-restrictions-should-be-placed-purchase-alcohol
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494635/powdered-alcohol-product-palcohol-set-launch-united-states
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465028/us-state-maryland-may-be-first-ban-vaportini-alcohol-inhaler
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Ankle-tags pilot scheme will monitor binge drinkers in London

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:55pm by GDN

    ... that measure whether they are consuming alcohol, under a trial scheme in London. The year-long test, covering four parts of south London, will be the first in which British offenders are compulsorily fitted with the tags, which measure alcohol levels in perspiration and transmit the readings to a base station in the person's home. If alcohol is detected, an alert is sent to probation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564372/ankle-tags-pilot-scheme-will-monitor-binge-drinkers-london

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