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American Airlines Is Bringing Back Alcohol

Airline says service will be restored April 18

(Newser) - The federal mask mandate for airline passengers expires on April 18, and while it's not clear whether it will be extended, American Airlines has decided that's the right day to bring back alcohol service. The move will make American, while is also bringing back food, the last major...

'Years of Hard Drinking' Led to Friday Star's Death

'Chronic ethanol use' is official wording used by coroner's office regarding Anthony Johnson

(Newser) - Update: The autopsy report is in on Friday star Anthony "AJ" Johnson, who was found lifeless in a Los Angeles store in September. Although the coroner's office deemed the manner of death natural, the cause was attributed to "chronic ethanol use"—meaning Johnson died "from...

Flight Attendants' Union Peeved by Southwest Move

It doesn't want to see the resumption of alcohol sales on flights

(Newser) - Southwest Airlines will resume alcohol sales on most of its flights this month following a nearly two-year hiatus. COO Mike Van de Ven said last week that the resumption would likely come late in the first quarter or early in the next quarter, per CNBC . The date is now confirmed...

Pabst Blue Ribbon Isn't Having It With Your 'Dry January'
First Brand Apology of 2022 
Did Not Take Long 
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First Brand Apology of 2022 Did Not Take Long

Pabst's crude posts made fun of 'Dry January,' an alcohol-free movement to kick off the new year

(Newser) - A brand is usually going to do whatever it can to sell itself—which is why one of Pabst Blue Ribbon's latest tweets simply reads "Beer"—but other recent tweets in the new year from PBR have generated backlash, and now an apology. The Daily Beast reports...

California Wildfires Ruined a Winery's Grapes. It Had a Plan

Napa Valley's Pine Ridge Vineyards is now producing vodka made from the smoke-tainted fruit

(Newser) - When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When it hands you ruined grapes, make ... vodka? That's what Napa Valley's Pine Ridge Vineyards opted to do when its grape crops were sullied by smoke from last year's California wildfires, thanks in part to a partnership with an Almeda...

Demi Lovato Announces New Approach to Sobriety

Singer says they're now 'sober sober,' not 'California sober'—meaning no more occasional weed, booze

(Newser) - Demi Lovato has long struggled with substance abuse issues, leading to a 2018 overdose , and this week, they revealed to fans that they're shifting how they deal with their addictions. "I no longer support my 'California sober' ways," Lovato posted Thursday in an Instagram story, reports...

Survey: US Is World's 4th-Drunkest Country

Australia came top in global survey

(Newser) - Australians are either the drunkest people in the world or the people most likely to be honest about how often they get drunk, according to the latest Global Drug Survey . The survey of 32,000 people in 22 countries found that while Australians drank alcohol around twice a week on...

After Hiker Notices Smell, Stream Found to be 1.2% ABV
Stream in Hawaii
Was 1.2% Alcohol

Stream in Hawaii Was 1.2% Alcohol

Nearby liquor distributor was ordered to 'stop the discharge'

(Newser) - Streams of alcohol have been trickling down the rocks not in the Big Rock Candy Mountains , but in Waipio, around 15 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii. The stream was contaminated by runoff believed to be from Paradise Beverages, the state’s largest distributor of liquor and alcoholic beverages, which owns...

Researchers: Strong Evidence Links Alcohol to Cancer

But there's also good evidence that coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer

(Newser) - The effect of diet on cancer is tough to determine for many reasons, including the fact that most studies rely on data self-reported by participants, researchers say in a new study. The Imperial College London scientists looked at 860 meta-analyses of published studies involving 11 anatomical sites and found that...

FAA Makes Big Ask of Airports to Control Unruly Travelers

Agency wants bars, restaurants to nix booze 'to go,' as passengers try to bring those drinks on board

(Newser) - Multiple airlines have already cut back on serving alcohol in the air, due to a spike in incidents involving out-of-control passengers, and now the Federal Aviation Administration is appealing to airports to do their part. Per NBC News , FAA chief Steve Dickson's letter to airport managers on Tuesday noted...

Have Heart Issues? A Bit of Booze Daily 'Not That Bad'

New research shows light to moderate alcohol consumption may protect previous heart patients

(Newser) - Alcohol was the bad guy again in a recent study tying it to hundreds of thousands of cancer cases, but if you're already suffering from a cardiovascular condition? A small amount daily is "not that bad." That's how scientist Emmanuela Gakidou of the University of Washington'...

740K Cancers Around the World Blamed on Drinking Alcohol

Study looked at how much people drank and then how many got sick a decade later

(Newser) - Have you been coping with pandemic stress with a glass of wine at night? A team of researchers has some unhappy news for you. In a study published Tuesday in the Lancet Oncology , scientists have linked even moderate drinking to cancer. The authors of the study wrote that they saw...

Patricia Heaton Talks About Her '3 Years of Freedom'

'Everybody Loves Raymond' actor celebrates anniversary of kicking alcohol to the curb

(Newser) - A post over the weekend from Patricia Heaton gave a shoutout to both America and to an achievement by Heaton herself. "It's July, [when] we celebrate our nation's freedom," the 63-year-old Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle actor noted in a Saturday video on social media...

Double Standard on Pot, Alcohol Needs to Change

Olympic officials will have to accept reality eventually, Nancy Armour writes

(Newser) - Marijuana use is legal in 18 states, and it's been decriminalized in another 12. One of the states where it's legal is Oregon, where a test found traces of pot in Sha'Carri Richardson's system, tossing out the sprinter's 100-meter victory at the US Olympic Track...

Companies Make Staggering Amount Off Underage Drinking
The Value of Underage
Drinking? It's Staggering
new study

The Value of Underage Drinking? It's Staggering

Study finds 8.6% of alcohol sold in 2016 was consumed by minors

(Newser) - That alcohol companies make money off booze consumed by minors isn't surprising. Just how much money might be. CNN reports a study published Thursday in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found minors drank some $17.5 billion of the beer and liquor sold in 2016. That...

You Probably Should Stop Drinking Alone
You Probably
Should Stop
Drinking Alone
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You Probably Should Stop Drinking Alone

Kate Julian does a deep dive into the pros and cons of American drinking in the 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - To get a big-picture perspective on the pros and cons of drinking, settle in with Kate Julian's piece in the Atlantic , headlined, "America Has a Drinking Problem." And we mean big picture: The story goes back to the earliest days of civilization, diving into humans' unique ability...

Yet Another Airline Pulls Back on the Booze

United joins Southwest, American in limiting or suspending alcohol service over unruly passengers

(Newser) - A third airline has hopped on the "curtail alcohol" bandwagon after a slew of increasingly aggressive in-flight incidents, many related to unruly passengers balking at having to wear face masks. Airlines in general had suspended serving alcohol during the pandemic to limit passenger-flight attendant interaction and prevent spreading the...

Your Pandemic Drinking Is Hurting Your Brain
Safe Alcohol Consumption?
There's No Such Thing
NEW STUDY

Safe Alcohol Consumption? There's No Such Thing

Study finds drinking impacts brain's white and gray matter

(Newser) - "So many people drink 'moderately,' and think this is either harmless or even protective," says Oxford University researcher Anya Topiwala. The opposite is true, according to Topiwala's new study , which finds any amount of alcohol consumption reduces the volume of gray matter in the brain,...

Why a Number of New Bars Don't Actually Serve Booze

They're opening up as more people experiment with sobriety

(Newser) - There’s something missing from a new wave of bars opening around the world: Alcohol. Aimed at the growing number of people exploring sobriety, the bars pour adult drinks like craft cocktails without the booze, the AP reports. At 0% Non-Alcohol Experience, a futuristic bar in Tokyo, patrons can sip...

Whiskey Makers Try to Hack Tradition

New processes might eliminate the need for the usual aging process

(Newser) - Most people want to turn back time. Among whiskey makers, a quest has evolved to speed it up. Last fall, Silicon Valley startup Bespoken Spirits made headlines by raising $2.6 million in seed funding to introduce a rapid-aging process that would nix having to mature whiskey in barrels, which...

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