Category: Alcohol

Stopped for Drunk Driving? What to Expect, What to Do, and Not Do

I. Background. Here’s a general overview of what you may expect if you’re stopped for drunk driving. Sometimes the charge is DWI (driving while intoxicated). It also applies to DUI (driving under the influence). The terms vary from state to state as well as the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) to which they refer. And some […]

People Tend To Underreport Alcohol Drinking Consumption

I. Background Most studies find that people generally underreport alcohol consumption by about 40% to 60%. This doesn’t mean that people always lie about their drinking. To some degree, people simply don’t remember accurately. However, there are patterns to the underreporting. Clearly, people react to social expectations. And they want to maintain a good image. […]

Calories, Carbs, and Fats in Beverages

The calories, carbs, and fats in beverages can sabotage the best intentions to lose or maintain weight. That’s because we tend to be unaware of just how fattening some beverages really are. Discover the Facts The following list presents the calories, carbs, and fats found in standard servings of both alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Beverage […]

Politicians Arrested for Drunk Driving (Federal & State)

I. Background. There are many politicians arrested for drunk driving. The charge is usually driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). However, some states use different charges. For example, OUI (operating under the influence) or OWI (operating while intoxicated). And even DWAI (driving while ability impaired). The charges usually relate to alcohol. […]

Legal Drinking Ages around the World – You’ll be Surprised!

I. Background Legal drinking ages around the world vary greatly. Most such laws apply only to drinking alcoholic beverages in public locations. The only countries with a minimum legal age for consuming alcohol at home are England and Wales. They prohibit drinking below the age of six. The average (mean) minimum legal drinking age around […]

Alcohol and Bladder Cancer: Important Medical Information for Health and Long Life

Are drinking alcohol and bladder cancer risk connected? I. Alcohol Not a Risk Factor The consensus of scientific medical opinion is that alcohol does not increase the risk for bladder cancer. To the contrary, it appears that drinking alcohol may reduce the risk of developing the disease. Major medical groups have examined all researrch evidence […]

Prohibition Party – The Oldest Third Party in U.S.

I. Background. The Prohibition Party of the United States began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The  War diverted national attention to more pressing matters. Subsequently, the temperance movement wayned. Moral suasion had proved to be both difficult and frustrating. So after the War, temperance […]

Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates

Dry counties have higher DWI or DUI fatality rates than wet counties. That is, alcohol prohibition or dry counties have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths than do wet counties. Here are the results from three states. There are many examples. Here are three. I. Arkansas A study of all counties in Arkansas found dry […]

Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits (Liquor): Federal & State

I. Background: Alcohol Taxes.              Governments collect excise taxes on alcohol beverages. That is, on beer, wine, and distilled spirits (liquor). Both the federal government and state governments impose alcohol taxes. Producers, importers, wholesalers and, sometimes, retailers pay excise alcohol taxes. Of course, they pass these these alcohol taxes on […]

Alcohol on Postage Stamps: Beer, Wine & Spirits

I. Background. Alcohol on postage stamps is a frequent theme. Countries often use postage stamps to promote their products. Of course, a major export of many countries are alcoholic beverages. So it’s natural to see beer, wine and distilled spirits featured on stamps. Spirits drinks incluse rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, etc. For nearly […]

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