Category: Policy

Cocktails To-go Made Permanent: It’s Very Popular with Public

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Making cocktails to-go permanent is very popular. Businesses, their employees, and consumers love it. I. Economic Impact of Covid 19. Covid 19 has had a devastating effect on the restaurant and bar industry. It supports about 10% of all payroll jobs in the country. In 2020 alone, the industry lost an estimated $240 billion dollars. …

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Mail Alcohol through the USPS? The Postal Service Needs to Modernize.

Why can’t sellers mail alcohol to their customers through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)? I. Why Not Mail Alcohol? It isn’t possible to mail alcohol. The USPS cannot deliver alcohol through the mail. But FedEx, UPS, and other private carriers will deliver beer, wine, and spirits. This inconveniences customers. It also harms the USPS. The restriction …

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Effectiveness of Keg Registration: Learn about Keg Registration

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The effectiveness of keg registration (or keg tagging) in reducing underage drinking problems is unclear. That’s because virtually no research on the subject is done. Even publications that suggest findings often don’t. An example is “Measuring public policy. The case of beer keg registration laws.”1 We need to know the specific effectiveness of keg registration laws. …

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The Atlantic Is Nostalgic For The Anti-Alcohol Prohibition Era

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The following article by Dr. Alex Berezow is reprinted by permission of the American Council on Science and Health. In it, he points out fallacies of an Atlantic anti-alcohol article. Completely banning alcohol would only prevent about 3.5% of cancer deaths. That, of course, means the other 96.5% of fatal cancers are caused by things other than …

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Prohibitionist Dogma Has No Place in Government Dietary Guidelines

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Government dietary guidelines must be be reasonable and science-based. Imagine you’re at a friend’s party. You finish nursing your first beer and casually reach for a second. Everyone immediately stops and stares. Your friends start whispering to themselves, wondering if they should stage an intervention. Ridiculous and unjustified, right? Wrong! At least according to a …

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Mississippi is a Dry State Although Very Slowly Changing

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Mississippi Mississippi is a dry state and was so long before National Prohibition began in 1920. And it was also the first state to ratify National Prohibition. Upon Repeal in 1933, it kept its own state-wide prohibition. Later, it “reaffirmed prohibition.” Thus Mississippi has a very long and strong temperance tradition.  However, local governments do have local …

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Alcohol Policy for Youth in the U.S.: What Should It Be?

What should alcohol policy for youth be in the U.S.? This is a heated subject. Here the National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) gives its views. I. Alcohol Policy for Youth NYRA believes U.S. youth alcohol policy should recognize the inevitability of alcohol consumption among youth. Therefore, it should seek to reduce the harm of that alcohol use. …

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Teach Safe Alcohol Use to Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

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How can we reduce alcohol-related problems. One important way is to teach safe alcohol drinking to young people. I. Goal: Fewer Alcohol Problems Many societies and groups have successfully prevented alcohol problems. That is, they widely and daily drink. Yet they have few alcohol problems. We can use their techniques both in our families and …

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Drinking in Pregnancy Beneficial to Children if Light?

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Is drinking in pregnancy beneficial to the children born? Could light drinking actually help children? If so, should pregnant women drink a little? The Research Researchers used a nationally representative sample of infants born in the UK. The infants were part of the U.K. Millennium Cohort Study. That project followed the health of children born …

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Dry County Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes are Always Higher

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A recovering alcoholic explains why dry county alcohol-related crash rates are higher than in wet counties.   Dear Dr. Hanson: Just a note. Thank you for writing the article noting the effect of dry counties on alcohol-related traffic accidents. (Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates.) As a long-term recovered alcoholic living in an Arkansas …

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