Sharp drop in Australian teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco

The consumption of alcohol and tobacco has dropped among Australian teenagers and they are also using fewer drugs than 20 years ago, according to a new study tracking adolescent health since 1999.

The study, from Deakin University and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, found the number of teenagers who had consumed alcohol fell from 69% to 45% between 1999 and 2015.

China Ends Service That Lets You Pay People to Get Drunk For You

Just two weeks after launching a service that lets users find people to drink alcohol for them, a Chinese company decided to cease operations over regulation concerns.

Founded in 2011, eDaijia, based in Beijing, introduced eDaihe, which means “to drink on behalf of,” on Dec. 28, 2017. The service allows users to find surrogate drinkers based on location and drinking capacity as well as their personal introduction.

Alcohol promotion ban would spirit away whiskey industry's future growth

The Irish whiskey industry has warned that its record-breaking growth could be jeopardised by new alcohol promotion regulations.

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) claimed that the new Public Health (Alcohol) Bill could have a devastating impact on its industry and threaten everything from the success of new visitor centres to spin-off tourism sales.

Online program reaching out to young Australians drinking to cope with anxiety

As the silly season draws to an end, and for some the hangover sets in, Australian researchers are embarking on what is believed to be a world first.
Experts at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have developed a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for young people whose main reason for drinking is to cope with anxiety, shyness and nervousness.

Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba moving to Polo Park area

What is currently an empty warehouse on Ellice Avenue will soon be the new headquarters of the province's liquor and gambling authority.

The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba will be moving into a 23,000-square-foot space in the Polo Park area, in what is currently an empty warehouse, said LGA communications analyst Lisa Hansen.

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