Latest The Century Council Stories

2009-10-08 09:57:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF), a leading organization in preventing underage sales of age-restricted products, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The grant will allow the RRF further to develop a new model for preventing alcohol sales to underage and intoxicated customers, bolstering RRF's ongoing efforts to curb underage drinking. The...

2009-09-24 11:29:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- While a study released last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates growing public support for the use of ignition interlocks on the cars of drunk drivers, a growing body of justice officials and policymakers say the trend is actually dealing with the people--not just the cars--when it comes to mitigating the social and financial costs of the DUI epidemic. The IIHS report indicates that two-thirds of their survey...

2009-04-15 16:31:00

Students Learn From Survivor During Alcohol Awareness Month NORWALK, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company is proud to support The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and The Century Council will be sponsoring programs across the United States including 'Brandon Tells His Story' and 'Ask, Listen, Learn.' Brandon Silveria, of...

2008-10-20 12:00:32

The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, commissioned a new national survey of young adults (18-24 year olds) including college students and non-students to investigate the impacts of college attendance and an active and healthy lifestyle, including involvement in sports, on underage drinking behaviors. -- Non-students report they started drinking at 15.9 years of age, nearly a year prior to...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hailed last night's resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that formally recognizes the "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign. House Resolution 1042, co-sponsored by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and more than 100 other members of Congress, and championed by WSWA, lauds the industry's efforts in the fight against underage access to alcoholic beverages. The House resolution complements a similar...

2008-09-18 12:00:40

PHOENIX, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine, and beer company, is proud to support Julie Foudy, former US Women's Soccer Team star and a role model for young girls across the country, as she introduced the 'Girl Talk' program today to students today at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. Designed by The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization funded by Diageo and other distillers dedicated to fighting underage drinking and drunk driving,...

2008-09-03 12:00:16

The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers, honored Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch for his outstanding commitment to reducing drunk driving and underage drinking on August 26th. Attorney General Lynch and The Century Council have partnered since 2004 to bring alcohol education to middle schools and high schools throughout Rhode Island to combat the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking. Attorney General Lynch's education efforts...

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