Category Archives: Alcohol Policy

CDC’s Budget to Control Infectious Diseases Slashed 75%, But Its Anti-Alcohol Programs Continued Full Strength

Infectious diseases or a jihad against alcohol. It shouldn’t be hard to figure out where government should put its money. But in the “restricted budget environment in which our government operates today, funding to meet these pandemics has fallen” to … Continue reading

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How FDA’s Spent Grains Plan Fuels Contempt for Gov’t

Media coverage continues to heap scorn on the Food & Drug Administration for its proposal to regulate the disposal of spent grains by breweries.  The Beer Institute says the proposal will subject brewers to “onerous” and unnecessary regulation.  Latest example … Continue reading

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Beer Became Legal Today – April 7, 1933

At 12:01 a.m., Friday, April 7, 1933, beer became legal again after 13 long years of Prohibition.  No more need for nasty home brew. In St. Louis, crowds had gathered outside the city’s two breweries.  Some 25,000 were outside Anheuser-Busch … Continue reading

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TTB Played Key Role in Proving Sweden’s 3000-Year Drinking Tradition

Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau played a key role in research proving Scandinavians were drinking alcohol beverages more than 3,000 years ago. TTB’s alcohol laboratory provided concrete evidence of an early, widespread and long-lived Nordic grog tradition, as … Continue reading

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Memo for the President: Alcohol is Safer than Marijuana

To President Obama, marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol: “As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked … Continue reading

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Get the Recognition Your CSR Efforts Deserve

Your entire organization works hard to do right by your community.  Whether it’s a campaign to prevent drunk or underage driving, employee involvement in a community project such as cleaning up rivers or building house for Habitat for Humanity, adoption … Continue reading

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