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Turkish government proposes alcohol curbs

Source : Al Arabiya with Agencies | 15 May 2013

The Turkish government has prepared a draft law that would restrict where alcoholic drinks are sold and consumed in what officials say is an effort to protect children.

The draft, which was sent to parliament on Friday, would also ban companies that produce alcohol from sponsoring events, ban advertising alcoholic drinks, and require Turkish producers to place health warnings on packaging.

Russia's Muslim Chechnya to ban energy drinks

Source : Reuters
Grozny | 18 Jul 2011

Russia's Muslim Chechnya region is planning to ban the sale of non-alcoholic energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 18s, saying they are un-Islamic and dangerous, health officials said on Monday.

The ban would be the latest restriction from authorities in Chechnya, where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame, eateries are shut during the Ramadan fasting month and women must wear headscarves in state buildings.

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence: WHO

Source : Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters
GENEVA | 11 Feb 2011

Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization warned on Friday.

Rising incomes have triggered more drinking in heavily populated countries in Africa and Asia, including India and South Africa, and binge drinking is a problem in many developed countries, the United Nations agency said.

Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine

Source : Maria Cheng | AP
LONDON | 02 Nov 010

Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.

British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.

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