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Flashcards in Social Responsibility Deck (10):
1

What are the four areas of alcohol legislation ?

- Minimum drinking age (LDA)
- Maximum blood alcohol concentration for drivers (BAC)
- Guidelines for sensible drinking
- Restrictions covering marketing, packaging and sale of alcohol

2

What is the minimum age for drinking alcohol ?

Depends on countries. Legislation does not cover drinking at home with parental permission and supervision.

3

Blood alcohol concentration limits ?

Varies from among countries from 0.0 mg/mL to 0.8 mg/mL (as penalties)

4

What is Sensible drinking guidelines ?

Standard drink or unit and advices for risk of harm behaviors. Unit varies among countries but is between 8g and 14g of pure ethanol.

5

Restrictions covering marketing, packaging and sale of alcohol ?

Codes and guidelines exists to ensure alcohol production, marketing and sale is socially responsible

6

Any health benefits to moderate drinking ?

Risk of death of cardiovascular disease may be reduce for 40+ men and post-menopause women.

7

Name situations of when not to drink.

- When driving a car
- When pregnant
- When on medication
- When having an history of mental illness
- When having an history of addiction

8

How about metabolism and alcohol processing ?

- Processing speed varies from among humans and absorption can be slowed down by food but alcohol has to be broken down by liver. Average speed is of 1 drink per hour.

9

What are possible consequence of drunk behavior ?

- Risk of injuries or accidents
- Risk of unsafe sex (STI) and unwanted pregnancy
- Risk of being robbed
- Risk of fights, arguments and relational problems
- Risk of gaining criminal record
- To the extreme, coma, brain damage , death

10

Health risks of regular heavy drinking ?

- Alcohol dependence
- Sexual difficulties
- Cirrhosis of the liver (and fatty liver)
- Stroke
- Pancreatitis
- Stomach disorders
- Cancer