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2014-07-08 11:08:29

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs The brands of alcohol popular with underage drinkers also happen to be the ones heavily advertised in magazines that young people read, a new study finds. The findings, reported in July's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, add to evidence that alcohol ads can encourage kids to drink. They also suggest that the alcohol industry's self-imposed standards on advertising are inadequate, said lead researcher Craig Ross, Ph.D., M.B.A., of the...

New Tool Tells You How Much Alcohol Is In Your Favorite Cocktail
2014-07-07 13:18:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Last month, redOrbit reported on the breakdown of alcohol consumption on a state-by-state and city-by-city level and discovered some very interesting and unexpected statistics. That study was based on data collected from the personal breathalyzer product put out by San Francisco-based BACTrack. That study was only possible because each participant, individuals who had purchased the BACTrack product and linked it to their...

2014-07-02 16:20:54

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill increasing penalties for the most dangerous segment of DUI offenders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/MM94373LOGO On Tuesday, Gov. Chafee signed into law Senate Bill 2231, supported by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org). This new law, which will take effect January 1, 2015, mandates the use of ignition interlock...

2014-07-02 16:20:36

To launch the partnership, $1 of every July 4 Uber ride using "UberMADD" promotion code will be donated to MADD SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday weekend--one of the deadliest holidays for drunk driving crashes--Uber Technologies and nonprofit advocacy organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) today launched #UberMADD, a national partnership designed to prevent drunk driving. To kick off the campaign, Uber...

2014-07-02 12:21:15

Amelia's Law, DUI Recidivism Reduction Act tackle repeat, hardcore offenders NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people head in to the July 4(th) holiday, well-known for DUIs and statewide sobriety checkpoints, two new tough-on-crime laws are strengthening supervision and penalties for repeat drunk drivers, as well as other drug- and alcohol-involved criminal offenders. Officials believe both laws will help curb the behavior of high-risk, repeat impaired offenders and...

2014-07-02 12:20:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to make the Independence Day holiday travel safer through enforcement targeted at motorists impaired by drugs or alcohol. "Last year we saw Pennsylvanians make smarter decisions when it came to impaired driving over the Independence Day holiday, and I hope we continue to see that positive trend now," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "If you're...

2014-07-01 11:51:03

QUT Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk. "Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury...

2014-07-01 08:21:40

Amelia's Law, DUI Recidivism Reduction Act take effect July 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people head in to the July 4(th) holiday, well-known for DUIs and statewide sobriety checkpoints, two new tough-on-crime laws will go in to effect that will strengthen supervision and penalties for repeat drunk drivers, as well as other drug- and alcohol-involved criminal offenders. Officials believe both laws will help curb the behavior of high-risk, repeat impaired...

death by alcohol
2014-06-27 12:33:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While alcohol-related deaths are commonly viewed in the context of drunk driving, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at alcohol-related deaths of any kind and discovered that 1 in 10 deaths of working-age Americans can be attributed to alcohol. The study found that from 2006 to 2010, alcohol abuse could be linked to around 88,000 deaths of Americans. These causes of death included long-term...

Law Enforcement May Soon Have A New Weapon In The Fight Against Drugged Drivers: Marijuana Breathalyzer
2014-06-19 12:24:20

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Stories of a marijuana breathalyzer have existed in the same realm as those pee-pool tablets we all heard about as children but never saw. Oh sure, we had friends whose other friends parents used it in their pool , but for many, it was just the chance that we might create a cloud of color emanating from our trunks that caused us to think more than twice before letting go and letting it flow. Imagining just the possibility that a...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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