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ALCOPOPS: Sweet, Cheap, And Dangerous

Stock Photos The report traces the transformation of alcopops from their introduction in the 1990s as sweet, bubbly products, to today's dangerous, "binge-in-a-can," 23-25-ounce, supersized alcopops with 12-14% alcohol content. The report describes how the alcohol industry makes alcopops (AKA flavored malt beverages or FMBs) seductively attractive to youth, resulting in harmful consumption. [...]

Schools Call For Help On Alcohol

Principals reported that student use of alcohol outside of school time was the third most important student issue they had to deal with – only depression and cyber bullying were more significant. This demonstrates that alcohol remains a big problem for school students even when their overall rates of drinking are in decline. Alcohol problems [...]

Ecstasy now drug of choice as alcohol prices rise

In 2009 the federal government increased taxes on alcopops, this coupled with increased alcohol prices has seen the emergence of a new trend by young people; drugs over alcohol. Nightclubs and other licensed premises have also put up alcohol prices as they pass on increased liquor and music licensing fees to their customers. Many of [...]