The New Zealand government today adopted opposition proposals giving more power to opponents of local liquor licences. It said it will also later look at advertising and sponsorship, something campaigners also called for.
Iowa saw another rise in alcohol deaths last year, on top of the steep rise in the first year of covid. The state’s health department expects another rise this year, following a trajectory forecast for alcohol deaths in the US as a whole.
““Our findings indicate high and moderate intake of alcohol were associated with increased odds of stroke, while we found no convincing link between low intake and stroke,“ said Andrew Smyth of the University of Galway.