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Russia’s Anti-Alcohol Policies Good for Public, Hurts Breweries

  In recent years, Russian lawmakers have enacted legislation intended to discourage alcohol use among citizens. Although these new policies benefit the people of Russia,  they are hurting beer makers in the country. Russia has one of the highest rates of alcoholism in the world, so concerted efforts to get people to cut back on drinking are a good idea from a public health standpoint. Perhaps the United States, who invests heavily in anti-smoking campaigns, should consider following suit since we have high rates of alcohol abuse as well. The timing of the Russian legislation has caught breweries off-guard. Between 2005 and 2007  beer sales in Russia soared 30 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal. When brewers such as Heineken, Anheuser-Busch and Carlsberg noticed, they seized the opportunity to invest in the … Read entire article »

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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Equals Alcoholism At its Worst

  Just 250 feet away from Whiteclay, Nebraska, sits an Indian Reservation, once known for its proud Oglala Sioux warriors who  came out victorious in the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, and withstood the troubled times of the Wounded Knee Massacre at Pine Ridge in 1890, however it now faces certain destruction due to wide-spread alcoholism. The Reservation itself, populated by 40,000 Lakota people of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, do not allow any kind of alcohol to be sold on the reserve or let alone into its doors but Whiteclay supplies almost all of it to its inhabitants, being illegally smuggled in.  Even law can’t stop the tribe’s Indians from getting drunk; more than 85% of all of the families in Pine Ridge are impacted by alcohol.  In 2008, over 90% of … Read entire article »

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