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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    James Bond drank too much alcohol, say British doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:27am by AP

    ... of James Bond novels say the spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week. Their research was published in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the medical ... was unable to drink, such as when he was in hospital, in rehab or imprisoned. The academics found that the spy also known as 007 drank about 92 units of alcohol a week; more than four times the safe ...

  8. Business - China Business - BEVERAGES

    Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 11:01am by TIFFANY AP, George Chen

    ... Tiffany Ap and George Chen Outlook for the high-end wine and spirit sector remains gloomy as the mainland cracks down on lavish spending at official banquets Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits Spirits, and prices of spirits, are low for many local and foreign alcoholic beverage companies with operations on the mainland after a challenging year marked by depressed demand ...

  9. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Dutch alcoholics given beer and work in Amsterdam

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam Park pests put to work cleaning streets in Amsterdam to keep them out of trouble Dutch alcoholics given beer and work At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of chronic alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand. For a day's work, the men receive €10 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No pleas by Hong Kong man and mainland woman charged with PLA barracks trespassing

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:31pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Driver was over legal alcohol limit when he and passenger entered PLA base, court hears Artist accused of driving into barracks A Hong Kong man accused of driving into a military barracks with a mainland woman as a passenger had an alcohol reading almost three times the legal limit, a court heard yesterday. The breath-alcohol reading was revealed ...




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