House Majority Leader Proposes Move to ABC Stores for High Risk Alcoholic Drinks
N. C. House Majority Leady Edgar Starnes introduced a bill with three co-sponsors (HB 782) that would move high alcohol content alcopops to ABC stores. Our representative Steve Ross was also a sponsor of this bill. Coaliltion member Tom Hall will be submitting a letter to the editor to inform our community through the Times News. Please notify our other elected officials and thank Rep. Ross for his support!
Danger Ahead: STOUT!
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By Mark Binker
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Underage drinking increases risk for other adverse consequences:
Drinking can lead to poor decisions about engaging in risky behavior, including drinking and driving, sexual activity (such as unprotected sex), and aggressive or violent behavior.
Increases the risk of physical and sexual assault:
Underage drinkers are more likely to carry out or be the victim of a physical or sexual assault after drinking than others their age who do not drink.
Can lead to other problems:
Underage drinkers may have trouble in school or with the law; and
Drinking alcohol is associated with the use of other drugs.
Source: Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, January 30, 2013, webinar.
Stickers on store windows, at cash registers & on beer coolers remind customers that it is illegal to purchase or provide alcohol to anyone under age 21. Stickers are part of the coalition's efforts called Project Sticker Stop. The Community Coalition To Prevent Underage Drinking thanks stores who display these warnings.
Ask stores that you visit if they would display these. Contact us for more information!
On TV 11's site.... Crash involving underage drinking, the "adult" buyer and bringing a renewed reminder about why we do this kind of community grassroots work to keep our kids safe.
What Do Bullying and Youth Substance Use Have in Common? More Than You Might Think.
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Congratulations to Karen Webb, ECC and ACDFC!!!
Stickin' it to 'em: Group makes mark on 'alcopops'
Check out the story in our local Times News on Alcopops and the Sticker Stop Project that appeared in Saturday's edition. Lots of support from local law enforcement in getting the word out that alcopops and similar products target our youth. Remember, these products while marketed as malt beverages, contain spirits and should be sold in ABC stores.
Great work, John Hancock, in spearheading this project and a big thank you to Cruz Thru for being the first store to support efforts to not sell alcohol to anyone under age 21 through the Sticker Stop Project! Lets get all stores in Alamance County on board with these efforts and proudly display the larger stop signs that can be placed on cooler doors, windows and registers.
"National Survey Finds Broad Public Support for U.S. Alcohol Regulation"
A new bipartisan national poll conducted for the Center for Alcohol Policy recently found that "Americans overwhelmingly agree that alcohol is a unique product that is not like other consumer goods, which is why they believe it needs to be treated differently." Of the 1,010 adult respondents, 72% said that states should regulate alcohol because it is different from other consumer goods, and 78% support the current drinking age of 21 or older. A full 72% believe that the United States should not follow the example of the UK and remove alcohol regulation.
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