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Advocacy: Action on alcohol [ 100% ]

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Research is continuing to show that alcohol causes cancer – breast cancer (in women), cancers of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, oesophagus, liver and bowel in men and women. That's why the Alcohol Policy Coalition is lobbying all levels of government in Australia for policies and legislation that lower the risks Australians face when they drink.

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Magic pancakes and alcohol don't mix [ 57% ]

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Alcohol ads on television aren't allowed to be broadcast before 8:30pm, except during live sport, when because of a curious exception in the Commercial Television Code of Practice, alcohol advertising is allowed to screen during the day on weekends or public holidays as part of a live sporting event.

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Advocacy: Reducing the alcohol and drug toll in Victoria [ 48% ]

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The Alcohol Policy Coalition welcomes the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy by the Victorian Government 'Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria's plan 2013–2017'.

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Australian alcohol’s missing ingredient [ 46% ]

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The risk of cancer is greater for every additional alcoholic beverage consumed, so why aren't we more alarmed that there's no warning about this on the label of alcohol products?

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How to: Recognise what's driving you to drink [ 35% ]

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Around 41% of Australian adults drink weekly. And around half of those who drink alcohol do so at levels that put them at higher risk of alcohol-related harm in the short term (falling over, getting into a fight) and about a quarter at levels that put them at higher risk of long-term harm (chronic disease such as cancer).

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Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption [ 34% ]

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International scientific evidence shows government policy interventions are the key levers to shift harmful drinking behaviour.

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Let's talk about Australia's drinking problem... [ 29% ]

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Christmas and New Year is supposed to be a time of fun and festivities. But, hardly a month into this new year, the news headlines highlighted the tragic stories of alcohol-fuelled violence on our streets, amounting to one young man losing his life at just 18 years of age.

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Success story: Sarah sheds 24 kilograms [ 25% ]

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Two years ago Sarah was in London living the expat lifestyle – pints after work, roasts for lunch and fish and chips for tea, but then a diagnosis of thyroid cancer made Sarah re-evaluate her life. One big decision she made was to look at what she was putting into her body. The result – she lost 24 kilos and a couple of months ago she ran her first 10 km fun run.

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Success story: Through thinking about his drinking Richard has lost 20kg [ 25% ]

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Richard was always very active when he was younger but as a young adult he slipped into some bad habits, which resulted in him putting on weight. In 2007 Richard went to London for a couple of months. He took the opportunity to make some changes. One of which was cutting back on drinking.

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