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Late night violence fuelled by energy drinks, drugs (Aus)

Late night violence fuelled by energy drinks, drugs (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A survey has found pre-drinking and energy drinks contribute to late night violence.
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Canada advertising campaign compares smoking with farting (video)

Canada advertising campaign compares smoking with farting (video) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CANADIAN health authorities have let it rip at smokers - comparing their smell to a fart.
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Very, very silly. We love it.

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Brazil Should Learn From the United States' Drug War Mistakes

Instead of adopting a get tough approach, a smarter approach should be made that will invest public resources into educating the public about the use of drugs and provide treatment options to fight addiction.
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The Next Marijuana Legalization Fight? Copenhagen vs. the Rest of Denmark

The Next Marijuana Legalization Fight? Copenhagen vs. the Rest of Denmark | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The city wants to wrest the soft drugs trade away from criminal gangs, but the national government may not let it proceed.
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Paul Gascoigne: boredom drove me back to drink (UK)

Paul Gascoigne: boredom drove me back to drink (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Former England international talks of his battle with alcohol addiction following month spent in rehab in US
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British and Dutch Teens See More Alcohol Ads than Adults Do

British and Dutch Teens See More Alcohol Ads than Adults Do | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
We've looked before at some of the research linking alcohol advertising and young people's drinking.  And now I've been reading this study for the European Commission which has found that British a...
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Cut in beer duty is welcome tonic for Britain's suffering pubs (UK)

Cut in beer duty is welcome tonic for Britain's suffering pubs (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
One of the loudest cheers during the Chancellor's budget speech came when he announced a cut in beer duty by 1p from tonight. It was a classic budget ‘white rabbit’.  The cut is very welcome news.
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Attorney-General Greg Smith tready and willing to get tough on crime (NSW)

Attorney-General Greg Smith tready and willing to get tough on crime (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
GREG Smith is an unlikely radical. As a rookie Attorney-General two years ago, critics said that, for a conservative, he was soft on crime.
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Ticket to drink opens door to health woes (NSW)

Ticket to drink opens door to health woes (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
When it comes to researching how the legal drinking age affects health and safety, it's handy to have an American on the team.
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Plea for regional taxis to get in-car cameras (WA)

The WA Country Taxi Association (WACTA) says regional drivers need to unite to help lobby the Government to put cameras into taxis.
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Noosa residents group to fight uniform liquor trading laws (Qld)

Noosa residents group to fight uniform liquor trading laws (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A POWERFUL Sunshine Coast residents’ group has urged the State Government to reject calls for uniform liquor trading laws which would allow hotels to open until 5am.
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Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged (Aus)

Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Ecstasy users should not be charged by police, former Labor health minister Neal Blewett said during a provocative keynote address to the peak police drug and alcohol forum in Australasia on Wednesday.
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Volleyball Australia partners with ANPHA to tackle Binge Drinking

Volleyball Australia partners with ANPHA to tackle Binge Drinking | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Volleyball Australia is proud to be one of 14 national sporting organisations who are partnering with the Australian Government to deliver the ‘Be the Influence – Tacking Binge Drinking’ initiative.

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Drug loophole to close today (Aus)

Drug loophole to close today (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The contentious 'loophole' allowing players to avoid a positive strike to illicit drugs by self-reporting may be closed on Friday.
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How sobriety nearly killed me (Aus)

How sobriety nearly killed me (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
When did that sickly word sober enter the Australian lexicon? And why are we suddenly beseeched to drain our liquor cabinets for Parched March, Dry July, Ocsober or Remember December?
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Police dogs in Washington to just say no to pot detection

Police dogs in Washington to just say no to pot detection | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
As highly trained as they might be, no drug-sniffing dog can yet distinguish between pot meant for personal use and pot intended to be sold — and so police dogs in Washington state will no longer be trained to detect marijuana: "It makes sense not...
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i was looking at this because im intested in some possible K9 jobs with in the police department

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Scratch and sniff cannabis cards to be distributed - but do you know what it smells like? (UK)

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Is cheaper beer a sign of muddled thinking? (UK)

Is cheaper beer a sign of muddled thinking? (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A little over a week ago, it seemed the government was on the brink of introducing minimum pricing for alcohol. Now it is reducing the price of beer. Why?
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Price of a pint of beer cut by 1p (UK)

Price of a pint of beer cut by 1p (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A planned 3p rise in the price of a pint of beer is scrapped and replaced by a 1p cut, but news that the planned rise for wine and spirits will stay is condemned strongly.
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Melbourne new hot spot for tobacco smugglers: Customs

Melbourne new hot spot for tobacco smugglers: Customs | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TOBACCO smugglers are targeting Melbourne following record shipments of "chop chop" and cigarette seizures at Sydney's docks.
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Robyn Lambley spruiks new emergency department (NT)

Robyn Lambley spruiks new emergency department (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Robyn Lambley says she has ended up with her dream job as Health Minister, after her resignation from the Deputy Leadership sparked a chain reaction of major Cabinet reshuffles.
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Perth punters worst for 'pre-drinking', according to national study

Perth punters worst for 'pre-drinking', according to national study | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TRADING hours at pubs and clubs should be reduced to curb alcohol-fuelled violence, a major national study has concluded.
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Needles for prison drug addicts: Blewett (Aus)

A top health administration expert wants needle-exchange programs in prisons, pharmaceutical heroin for addicts and more supervised injecting rooms.
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Decriminalising drugs won't turn a state to pot, says former federal health minister Neal Blewett (Aus)

Decriminalising drugs won't turn a state to pot, says former federal health minister Neal Blewett (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE former Hawke government minister credited with creating Medicare and Australia's first national drug and alcohol strategy believes we should decriminalise cannabis and ecstasy.
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