Rappler's latest stories on alcohol
The first of at least 121 deaths in recent weeks occurs at the end of April in the western state of Jalisco
During the coronavirus pandemic, some countries have banned alcohol while some say liquor shops are 'essential' and that a glass of wine may help 'cope with the stress'
The aesthetics store sells ethyl alcohol at P90 per 250 ml bottle, way beyond the price cap set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Neither the World Health Organization nor Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City recommend alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of COVID-19
(UPDATED) Beer will be roughly P35 more expensive once the new tax rates kick in
For those who are thinking of doing a dry year, here are some assurances that it can be done
President Rodrigo Duterte says increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol would 'generate additional revenue' for universal health care
Wine companies say they only have a market share of 1%, and no matter how high taxes are raised, it would only be a 'drop in the bucket' for the government
Alcohol really is no excuse for bad behavior: Research reveals you're still the same person after a drink
Researchers attempt to paint a clearer picture of how drinking alcohol, empathy, and moral behavior are related
The new sin tax bill is the first measure to have successfully hurdled the House in the 18th Congress
Alcopops have an alcohol content of 7%, yet they're packaged like a juice drink for children. A senator says the packaging needs to change.
The Department of Finance wants to raise the total excise tax of a particular alcopops brand from P1.30 per pack to P8. But Senator Pia Cayetano first wants a repackaging of the alcoholic drink.
Just before it is approved on 2nd reading, the bill increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks is substituted with a new version that expands its coverage
A study by The Lancet reports that the world consumed 10% more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India
At least 200 others are still receiving treatment in hospitals across the Indian state of Assam after drinking tainted liquor
Indian officials say people started falling sick after consuming a batch of illegally produced liquor
News of the deaths in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has trickled in over the past 3 days, with police suspecting the moonshine had been cut with methanol
While both tobacco and alcohol saw excise tax hikes back in 2012, the Department of Finance says alcohol lags behind in revenue contribution
President Rodrigo Duterte backs a proposal to jack up tobacco tax to P60 per pack from P30 per pack, embodied in the bill filed by Senator Manny Pacquiao
The additional revenues from the proposed tax increases are expected to help fund universal health care
The proposed tax hike gets the approval of the House of Representatives on 2nd reading
The bill seeks to curb consumption of alcohol while raising funds for the universal health care program
'I am now 33 years old. I am still unmarried. It is her fault. I have many girlfriends and then I leave them.'
'Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,' Ben Affleck says in an Instagram post
The study also finds that men are particularly at risk, accounting for more than 3 quarters of alcohol-related deaths
Think gin is a tito drink? You have to try these.
Organizers remind athletes that drinking and smoking are not allowed in the athletes' village
Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, a new study says alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm
The research also finds that – among moderate drinkers – wine consumption correlated with a lower risk of dementia than beer or spirits, such as whiskey, gin or vodka
The ability to efficiently break down alcohol quickly should help patients wake up earlier and prevent alcohol poisoning. It should also protect their liver from alcohol–associated stress and damage.
Drinking may be the cause, rather than the consequence, of some premenstrual syndrome cases, according to researchers
Research says regularly drinking more than 100 grammes of alcohol per week – about 5 or 6 medium glasses of wine or pints of beer – is linked to a shorter life expectancy for men and women
It has long been suspected that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel
Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'
Is selling alcohol now prohibited in Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City?
(UPDATED) 'The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,' the National Rifle Association says
The Philippines most diversified conglomerate will participate in the public bidding for the sale of an 89 59 stake in Sabeco which will be conducted by the Vietnamese government
Liquor shops are now banned from operating within a range of 500 meters from India s highways where 17 traffic accident deaths occur every hour
According to the UN s World Health Organization 3 3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use – almost 6 of all deaths
‘I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step ’ Ben says
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: We must help everyone see that addiction is not a character flaw – it is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease diabetes and cancer
A provision banning the sale import and production of alcohol is sneaked into a measure approved by the Iraqi parliament
6 couples were found guilty of breaking Islamic laws that ban intimacy such as touching hugging and kissing between unmarried people
The country s national drug use rate stands at 11 one of the highest in the world according to the United Nations
While there are no firm conclusions researchers say the results provide an additional argument for the role of physical activity in promoting health
The world’s top ping pong player Ma Long is working on his nerves under pressure by drinking a new secret substance: booze
Panawagan ng maraming grupo ngayon na gawing legal ang mga ipinagbabawal na gamot upang higit na mapangasiwaan ang paggamit nito
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