Category: Timothy Naimi

As You Were Saying…Raise glass to a fairer alcohol tax

Boston Herald Co-written by Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine Politicians and residents should support the home rule petition by Boston City Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker to allow the city to implement an alcohol sales tax, but more importantly state politicians should allow all cities and towns to tax alcohol. Currently state alcohol taxes […]

LETTERS: Call to study effects of later nightlife is dangerous, misguided

Boston Globe (subscription required) Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine Edward L. Glaeser’s call for an “experiment” to study the effects of keeping bars open later in Boston (“Boston after dark,” Op-ed, June 15) is not only dangerous and misguided, but it ignores a large body of evidence about the known effects of longer hours of alcohol […]

Binge drinkers who consume weekly intake in one go twice as likely to die prematurely as those who spread out the amount they drink across seven days

Daily Mail Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine Binge drinking could double your risk of death – even if you drink very little the rest of the time, a study has found… Expert quote: “Some of the greater attention to binge drinking is due to increases in binge drinking since the mid-1990s, but perhaps more because […]

World Cancer Day: Alcohol is a carcinogen Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) uses Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day to focus on debunking the myths about the world’s leading killer. For 2014, the organization emphasizes the fifth point in their World Cancer Declaration: “Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer.” One of many myths is that drinking alcohol is safe… […]

Strong Alcohol Policies Can Protect Against Binge Drinking, Study Says

Boston Magazine Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that strong alcohol policy can be a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. … Expert quote: “Unfortunately, most states have not taken advantage of these policies to help drinkers consume responsibly, and […]