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Tuesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The War on Women (Who Drink)

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In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control recommended that women of childbearing age refrain from alcohol (unless they’re on birth control). The CDC also says women shouldn’t have more than one drink per day. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the legal limit to .05 or lower, which means many women could be arrested for having just one drink if they choose to drive. And a recent global study of drinking habits, which showed increased consumption among women, spawned hundreds of concerned headlines.  Sarah Longwell of the American Beverage Institute will discuss this growing trend of alarmist, female-focused recommendations coming from the public health community and how the hospitality industry can galvanize women to combat anti-alcohol activists.  


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Sarah Longwell

Managing Director, American Beverage Institute
Sarah Longwell is the Managing Director of the American Beverage Institute (ABI), a Washington D.C. restaurant trade association that protects the on-premise dining experience and defends the right to drink moderately and responsibly prior to driving. ABI opposes sobriety checkpoints, efforts to make alcohol-sensors standard equipment in cars, and alcohol tax increases. Sarah is one of the country’s leading experts on traffic safety issues... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room N119 Las Vegas Convention Center