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CBD smoking ban (NSW) - video

CBD smoking ban (NSW) - video | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Come next year, smoking will be banned in the CBD of one north coast town. Council made the decision last night - claiming business will benefit.
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A Newman Government review of liquor licensing laws could including easing a ban on selling alcohol in supermarkets (Qld)

A Newman Government review of liquor licensing laws could including easing a ban on selling alcohol in supermarkets (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE easing of a ban on the sale of alcohol in supermarkets could form part of the Newman Government's liquor licensing law review.
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Social workers need more training on drug and alcohol issues (UK)

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Amsterdam bans smoking marijuana in school; after years of debate, pragmatic solutions prevail

Amsterdam bans smoking marijuana in school; after years of debate, pragmatic solutions prevail | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam’s mayor said Wednesday he would formally ban students from smoking marijuana at school, making the Dutch capital the first city in the Netherlands to do so.
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Drink and the Irish - Too many lives ruined by alcohol

Drink and the Irish - Too many lives ruined by alcohol | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol misuse causes more damage than poverty, violent crime, unemployment, all the cancers, and all the other drug addictions combined in this society.
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Tourists exempted from ban on smoking cannabis in Amsterdam

Tourists exempted from ban on smoking cannabis in Amsterdam | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Dutch police will not enforce a ban on the sale of marijuana to the two million foreign tourists who buy and smoke cannabis in Amsterdam's "coffee shops" every year.
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Doubt cast on MS cannabis treatment (UK)

There is no strong evidence to back the use of cannabis extract in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), it was claimed.
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Date set for tobacco display ban (Scotland)

Date set for tobacco display ban (Scotland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A ban on the display of cigarettes in Scotland's shops will come into force in April 2013 after Imperial Tobacco lost its legal fight to stop the move.
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New alcohol alliance predicts 300 drink deaths this summer (NSW/ACT)

New alcohol alliance predicts 300 drink deaths this summer (NSW/ACT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HEAVY drinking will kill 300 people and cause thousands more to be assaulted or put in hospital this summer, according to fresh analysis from a new body, the NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance.
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Push to ban stickers covering cigarette warnings (Aus)

Push to ban stickers covering cigarette warnings (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) says the Federal Government should act quickly to stop a company making stickers to hide health warnings on cigarette boxes.
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South Australian grocers push to sell wine in aisles

South Australian grocers push to sell wine in aisles | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A COALITION of South Australian-owned grocers want to sell alcohol in their stores, in a move they are promoting as a boost to the wine industry.
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Drinking culture patterns revealed in Australia by 2 separate reports

Drinking culture patterns revealed in Australia by 2 separate reports | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Two reports by Deakin University and the Cancer Council Victoria respectively have made separate findings on alcoholic drinking patterns in Australia. The
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Ready availability of alcohol big problem (NSW)

THE results of the latest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research should not be a surprise to anyone in Australia.
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Alcohol-fuelled violence dampens cheer during holiday season (NSW)

Alcohol-fuelled violence dampens cheer during holiday season (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
DRINKERS in NSW are being asked to take it easy this festive season, with figures predicting more than 12,000 alcohol-related hospitalisations over the summer.
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We are not wowsers: NSW alcohol group

We are not wowsers: NSW alcohol group | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A new lobby group pushing for tighter alcohol controls says people with preventable alcohol-related injuries are taking up hospital beds and resources.
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UN says methamphetamine remains biggest drug threat in East and Southeast Asia

BANGKOK — The powerful form of methamphetamine known as crystal meth is rapidly gaining market share among the traders and users of illicit stimulants in East and Southeast Asia, the United Nations’ anti-drug agency said Wednesday.
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Drivers face roadside drug tests this summer (Ireland)

Drivers face roadside drug tests this summer (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
GARDAI will begin carrying out roadside drug testing from next summer as part of a major crackdown on dangerous driving.
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Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Panamanian woman detained after arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.4kg of cocaine concealed in breast implants
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Smugglers use canon to shoot cannabis over US border (Mexico)

Smugglers use canon to shoot cannabis over US border (Mexico) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Mexican smugglers have used a pneumatic-powered cannon to propel cans packed with 85 pounds of marijuana into the air and over a fence at the Mexican border near San Luis, Arizona.
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Scotland to ban cigarette displays in shops after court challenge fails

Scotland to ban cigarette displays in shops after court challenge fails | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Ban on open displays of tobacco products likely to come into effect in April after supreme court throws out firm's case
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Glasses that tell you if there's date rape drugs in your drink (Aus)

Glasses that tell you if there's date rape drugs in your drink (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
     By NATALIA JASTRZABThis is the story of how I once accidentally drugged my best friend.It's a story that I shouldn't be telling - because it never should have happened
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Family violence cases rise as Christmas looms (Vic)

Family violence cases rise as Christmas looms (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Police have voiced concern over an increase in reported cases of family violence in the lead up to Christmas.
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Alcohol rules 'like opium law', say Palm Island lawyers (Qld)

Alcohol rules 'like opium law', say Palm Island lawyers (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
LAWYERS for Palm Islander Joan Maloney have warned "history is repeating itself ", comparing Queensland's alcohol restriction laws to similar prohibitions on Aborigines in 1897.
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NSW urged to adopt anti-alcohol measures

NSW urged to adopt anti-alcohol measures | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
An alcohol awareness group is urging NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell to clamp down on binge drinking this summer.
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