COLOMBO (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said Thursday.
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.
Lithuania has introduced a new legislation banning alcohol advertising from all foreign and domestic TV, radio, printed media and the Internet, prompting government press distributors to start plastering over alcohol ads in print magazines.
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.
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.
The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to review the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages between 6am and 8pm.
The FDA had earlier stated that it would strictly enforce the regulations that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television during the day.
Aspall, the cider brand founded in Suffolk in 1728, has been sold to the US beer giant that owns brands including Carling and Miller.
Molson Coors said it wanted to make Aspall the UK's top-selling premium cider and build on the potential of its vinegars.
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.
Airports are currently exempt from legislation governing when they can sell alcohol.
In 2017, a House of Lords report found disruptive incidents on flights "more often than not" involved passengers who had had alcohol before boarding.
The Yukon government is still hoping to salvage a project involving contentious warning labels applied to bottles and cans at the Whitehorse liquor store, late last year.