Latest developments Alcohol


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The Korean government is planing to introduce graphic warning on alcoholic beverages, the labels will resemble those on cigarette packs.

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In June 2019, the prices for tobacco products, alcohol and energy drinks will go up by 100 per cent, while carbonated drink will go up by 50 per cent.

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Bottles of alcohol will finally carrying information on healthy drinking guidelines more than three years after new rule was introduced.

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Bootleg alcohol kills 23 as heavy taxes prompt Turkish home-brew. More than 20 people have died from alcohol poisoning in Turkey over the past month, according to Turkish media reports, as steep taxes on alcohol push Turks to consume bootlegged sprits.

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Most Australians are aware of the cancer risk associated with smoking, unprotected sun exposure and asbestos — but what about drinking alcohol?

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Alcoholic beverages should carry warning labels to alert consumers of the link between alcohol and cancer, consumer groups say.

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More ‘harmful’ products could be added to the UAE’s excise tax list. The UAE is considering adding more products to the excise tax list, according to a statement from the Ministry of Finance.

The excise tax currently applies to three categories; tobacco products, energy drinks and carbonated drinks. When it was introduced in October 2017, it increased the cost of carbonated drinks by 50 per cent, and doubled the price of tobacco products and energy drinks.

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A public health law revision is under review in South Korea to require pictorial warnings of health hazards on alcoholic beverages, officials said Wednesday.

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ONGOING: In January 2019, reportedly, President Rodrigo Duterte gave his backing to a new piece of legislation that proposes new taxes on Alcohol and Tobacco, with alcohol taxation to be set at P40 per liter. As of January 2019, the legislation is still awaiting procedural consent.