The U.K. has lowered taxes on draft beers in pubs, in what it's calling its biggest shakeup to alcohol tax in a century. But taxes on other alcoholic beverages are rising, so not everyone is cheering.
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Most people don't realize alcohol consumption can cause cancer. A report in Lancet Oncology shows how big a risk factor it is for esophageal, mouth, larynx, colon, rectum, liver and breast cancers.
Americans found comfort in wine, liquor and beer while awaiting the election results, according to an online delivery company. Its Election Day sales were up about 68% compared with recent Tuesdays.
The study compared drinking habits of adults age 30-80 with their habits a year earlier. The study found the increase is most pronounced among women, for whom days with heavy drinking spiked by 41%.
Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol's deadly side effects.
Gov. Henry McMaster's order will go into effect Saturday night. The governor says it targets young people, who account for nearly 1 in 4 of the state's coronavirus cases.
When liquor stores reopened Monday for the first time in six weeks, crowds lined up, posing infection risks. Some states then reversed the decision to reopen or levied higher taxes to deter crowds.
Authorities in Thailand's capital are prohibiting alcohol sales for 11 days in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the Thai New Year. Instead, it caused long lines at liquor outlets.