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2012-04-30 10:39:09

Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "Underage drinking remains an important health risk in the U.S.," said lead author Susanne E....

2009-10-09 13:36:43

Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health studied the drinking habits of 9833 15-16 year olds in the North West of England, finding that excessively low cost alcohol products and illicit purchase are strongly related to harmful underage drinking. Mark Bellis worked with a team from Liverpool John Moores University and Trading Standards (North West) to survey the teens' alcohol consumption patterns, drink types consumed, drinking locations, methods of access and harms...

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2009-03-07 09:45:00

The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price. The new law also increases the drinking age in France from 16 to 18, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. France once prided itself on being a nation of reasonable drinkers who knew how to limit their alcohol consumption and avoid the excesses of binge-drinking seen in neighboring Britain, the Telegraph said. In recent years, however, drunken...

2008-12-31 15:40:33

More than 1 in 4 young U.S. adults say they have attended at least one party in the last year where minors were served alcohol, a survey indicates. The survey, by the legal Web site FindLaw says 28 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 encountered underage party drinking in the last year. However, several different laws can apply when this occurs: -- All states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit the serving of alcohol to minors. However, many states have...


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