Tagged: Under-Age

NEWS: Australia: Controversial Booze Now, Pay Later Scheme

‘Buy now, pay later’ services are emerging as veritable credit schemes in Australia. Instead of paying a deposit in store to secure a commodity for later purchase, customers can get their goods straightaway and can use them and consume them before making a single payment. Afterpay is the biggest provider of such services in Australia. It even allows alcohol to be bought in this manner, a controversial scheme that has come under scrutiny and criticism…

NEWS: England: Alcohol Industry Relies On Heavy Users

Nearly one-third of alcohol sold in England is being consumed by 4% of the population. The figure from Public Health England emerged during parliamentary debate on minimum unit price on alcohol…

REPORT: Significant Decline In Australian Teen Substance Use

A new study finds a significant decline in teen substance use, including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. A mix of tighter laws and education programs targeted at schools and parents had contributed to this very positive development…

NEWS: USA: Pervasive Alcohol Harm Starts Early

New SAMHSA data shows pervasive alcohol harm that starts early in the life of millions of Americans. Although nearly half of the people aged 12 years or older live free from alcohol, the levels of alcohol harm, including alcohol use disorders are of epidemic proportions…

MEMBER NEWS: Juvente: Mystery Shopping Report Shows Continuing Problems

An investigation conducted by Juvente in Norway shows patchy compliance with legal age limits. The investigation found that one in three alcohol shops sell alcohol products to minors.
The numbers are from a new report released by Juvente, as part of the mystery shopping campaign to test compliance (“Sjenkekontroll”)…

REPORT: Alcohol Mixed With Energy Drinks And Risk Of Injury

There is significant need for further examination of the role of AmED use in the risk of injury. A better understanding of the relationship between AmED use and injury and of the potential underlying mechanisms is crucial for informing effective preventive intervention strategies. This review can be used to inform the public and health practitioners of the risks associated with AmED use. Further, translating this knowledge to policy makers could inform regulations on the availability of AmED, with the goal of reducing injury-related outcomes…