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Happy hour linked to pub violence
www.physorg.com ^ | 03-04-2011 | Provided by Cardiff University

Posted on 03/04/2011 10:24:52 AM PST by Red Badger

A Cardiff University study has established a link between pub violence and happy hour-style drinking promotions.

The findings also show that pub staff themselves need to do more to stop heavily intoxicated customers from continuing to drink.

The team studied pubs and nightclubs with a history of violence across five different cities and towns in the UK. Customers entering and leaving the premises were breathalysed. The team also recorded data about the price of beer and any drink promotions at each establishment. Their findings were then linked to police and hospital data about assaults inside or immediately outside the premises.

The team found that premises with the highest levels of violence were most likely to have:

* The greatest change in customers' intoxication levels between entry and exit * Price promotions on drinks

The team also found that simple observation of customers staggering or slurring their speech was a very accurate predicator of the levels of intoxication recorded by the breathalysers.

Dr Simon Moore, of Cardiff University's award-winning Violence and Society Research Group, who led the study, said: "Our findings clearly show that alcohol misuse and violence are not simply caused by drinkers' weaknesses. The way premises are run also contributes, suggesting the industry still has more to do in playing its part.

"The legislation requiring bar staff not to serve those who are already drunk should be properly enforced. Our study shows these customers are not difficult to spot - time should be called on those who can no longer walk in a straight line or who slur their speech.

"Measures to restrict promotions and enforce sensible drinking would make night-time city centres healthier and more enjoyable spaces for everyone who uses them."

The team's findings have just been published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism and the Project was funded by the Medical Research Council.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: barfight; beer; booze; wine

1 posted on 03/04/2011 10:24:54 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

My study on the link between beer consumption and increased urination is almost ready for publication.


2 posted on 03/04/2011 10:28:21 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red Badger
Those Brits are so clever.

They figured out a way to get a grant to drink beer.

3 posted on 03/04/2011 10:30:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Red Badger

How do they know that pub violence doesn’t cause happy hours?


4 posted on 03/04/2011 10:31:00 AM PST by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax.- Winston Churchill)
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To: ClearCase_guy

as God is my witness.....in LA years ago local late nite news host Paul Moyer was readin a news story about a marijuana study released from San Luis Obismo (sp)

..anyway the story allowed that 20 folk had smoked pot for 10 years, now the same 20 folk....for 10 years and the results of the study was in

... he then said........” they need more testing “


5 posted on 03/04/2011 10:34:39 AM PST by advertising guy (Baskin Barry Robbins........3 scoops short of a gallon)
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To: ClearCase_guy
My study on the link between beer consumption and increased urination is almost ready for publication.

Q: What's the difference between a beer and a pee?
A: About 20 minutes.

-Benny Hill

6 posted on 03/04/2011 10:35:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 03/04/2011 10:36:18 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: dfwgator

Q: Do you know why you have to pee so fast after you drink a beer?

A: It doesn’t have to slow down to change color.


8 posted on 03/04/2011 10:38:37 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Red Badger

So when drinks are cheaper people drink more. Wow, rocket surgery.


9 posted on 03/04/2011 10:49:47 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Red Badger

“The Welsh get rowdy when they get drunk? Do tell.”

10 posted on 03/04/2011 10:53:20 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Red Badger

And this just in - alcohol linked to insobriety.


11 posted on 03/04/2011 10:56:51 AM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Red Badger
Time for President Barack Hussein obama Jr. to get a happy hr czar, and control this
12 posted on 03/04/2011 10:57:53 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Red Badger
Time for President Barack Hussein obama Jr. to get a happy hr czar, and control this
13 posted on 03/04/2011 10:58:15 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Red Badger

14 posted on 03/04/2011 10:59:56 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Red Badger

I own a bar Charlotte.

At ‘Happy Hour’(illegal but still..), patrons are very civil and calm....

....Put on Duke vs North Carolina basketball game, and I spend more time breaking up fights than serving alcohol.

It could be more soccer passions running wild than alcohol...and yes alcohol may fuel violence but the same folks who get passionate about a game don’t need alcohol to start a fight.


15 posted on 03/04/2011 11:30:15 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge
....Put on Duke vs North Carolina basketball game, and I spend more time breaking up fights than serving alcohol.

You haven't lived unless you've been in a pub during a Celtic-Rangers match.

16 posted on 03/04/2011 11:37:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I couldn’t get excited about a basketball game if I had to...............


17 posted on 03/04/2011 11:41:34 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: dfwgator

Went to a hockey game and a fight broke out?............


18 posted on 03/04/2011 11:43:03 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger

No Schlitz sherlock.


19 posted on 03/04/2011 12:03:21 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sara)
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To: Red Badger

Ban all pubs! That’s the ticket!


20 posted on 03/04/2011 12:05:33 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Red Badger

But it’s supposed to be HAPPY hour.


21 posted on 03/04/2011 12:08:35 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
....Put on Duke vs North Carolina basketball game, and I spend more time breaking up fights than serving alcohol.

Well, you have a big game coming up this weekend!Rest up!

I have no special love for Duke, but I despise Carolina. I hope the Blue Devils stomp a mudhole in them. :)

22 posted on 03/04/2011 12:08:54 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Le Chien Rouge
We own a bar, as well. Happy Hour is intended to bring in business on a normally slow period, and is during the week. The violence generally happens on weekends. And, anything, other than Happy Hour can incite violence around here, and not always sports.

We bar-hopped in Cardiff. I didn't know they had a Happy Hour, because the bars were packed all the time. I doubt cheap beer was a factor. ;)

23 posted on 03/04/2011 12:09:22 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: Red Badger

Always be wary of “research” that not only asserts where problems arise in a social situation, but propose solutions to those problems.


24 posted on 03/04/2011 12:41:28 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Red Badger

Obviously the only answer is government intervention.


25 posted on 03/04/2011 1:52:15 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I have a “study” that drinking more liquor leads to intoxication...now where’s the nearest Fed building for grants?


26 posted on 03/04/2011 2:22:19 PM PST by max americana
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