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NEWS: Massachusetts, USA: Plan for More Alcohol Outlets

A ballot initiative in Massachusetts, USA is set to lead to an increasing of outlets which can sell alcohol.
The effect of the new ballot initiative would be to create, for the first time, a license that would allow food stores to sell wine and beer for off-premises consumption, to accelerate the rising number of alcohol licenses granted, and eventually to do away with any limit on the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages consumed off-premises that any one retailer could own or control.
The proposal – if voted in favor of – will allow more food stores, such as Targets or Walmarts, to sell beer and wine…

NEWS: USA: Key Facts About Substance Use in Women

Women face unique issues when using substances. National Institute of Drug Abuse of the United States of America (USA) outlines women specific substance use problems. Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause…

NEWS: Anchorage, USA: Benefits of Local Alcohol Tax

Assembly members of Anchorage, a municipality of Alaska, USA are preparing to vote on two local alcohol tax proposals for the ballot of the April 7, 2020 Municipal Election. Both proposals show significant benefits for the local community.
Both taxes aim to fund efforts to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and homelessness, in the face of declining state funds in these areas. The tax proposals are examples of how beneficial the WHO recommended alcohol policy best buys are for local communities…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol Deaths (in Women) Rise Sharply

Alcohol deaths rise sharply in the United States, specifically among women.
Factors that play into this development are deregulation of alcohol by the federal government, the systematic effort of the alcohol industry to recruit more women as consumers and demographic development with alcohol-related illnesses presenting more in aging baby boomers who have consumed more alcohol in their lifetime…

NEWS: USA: Congress Extends Big Alcohol’s Tax Break

The United States Congress extends the major tax break for the alcohol industry, losing billions of dollars in government revenue and further filling the coffers of Big Alcohol shareholders and executives with growing profits.
All this money is tax revenue being lost to the government which could have been invested in health and development of people and communities across the country that are seriously affected by rampant alcohol harm. Currently, alcohol harm costs the United States $249.0 billion every year. The one year extension of the alcohol tax break has been estimated to cost the government a total $1.2 billion…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol-Related Deaths Rising

Two new studies have found that life expectancy in the USA is decreasing with rising alcohol-related deaths.
One study states, alcohol-related liver disease is partly to blame for the drop in life expectancy across the United States. Another group of researchers analyzed life expectancy in the United States from 1959 through 2017 and revealed that life expectancy is decreasing for 3 years in a row in the United States…

NEWS: USA: Walmart Makes Alcohol Even More Available

In USA, Walmart makes alcohol even more available through new online purchasing option. In attempt to battle with Amazon which recently made grocery delivery free, Walmart has placed alcohol for online purchase to be picked up from the store. Over 2000 of its stores in 29 states are offering this service…

NEWS: USA: Sesame Street Highlights Parental Addiction

Sesame Street has launched a new initiative to help kids deal with parental addiction. Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces the beloved children’s show, has created a new character Karli and a series of videos that features the 6-year-old Karli talking to her friends about her mom’s struggle with addiction. The group has also launched a website with tools designed to guide parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults to support kids dealing with parental substance use problems.
The website follows how Karli is dealing with her mother’s addiction and also shares a young girl’s story of her family dealing with addiction…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol, Other Drug Use Hinder Academic Performance

Alcohol and other drug use hinders academic performance in U.S. universities, according to a report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
According to the report there are two major ways in which alcohol and other drug use hinder academic performance of students…

NEWS: USA: Calls to Lower BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls to lower BAC limit in all states of USA to 0.05%. The NTSB cites several reasons why the move would benefit people and economy. It is estimated that lowering the BAC limit in every state to .05% could potentially save up to 1,790 lives a year…