Thursday, March 12, 2020

Alcohol News - 10/2020

More and more people in the Netherlands do not drink alcohol at all or at most one glass per day, thereby complying with the Health Council guideline on alcohol use. Women and older people are most likely to comply with this guideline, according to the Lifestyle Monitor by Statistics Netherlands in collaboration with public health institute RIVM and the Trimbos Institute.
ERR News (Estonia) - Economics affairs minister: Alcohol sales limits won't harm businesses
Economic affairs minister Taavi Aas (Center) says that he supports the city government's plan to restrcit alcohol sales in the capital's bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
NDTV - Drinking Alcohol Will Not Protect You From Coronavirus: WHO
Coronavirus outbreak: Several myths regarding the novel coronavirus are doing the rounds. One of them is that drinking alcohol can kill the deadly virus. The World Health Organization busts this myth. Read here to know what it has to say.
ERR News (Estonia) - Study: Proportion of Estonians buying alcohol in Latvia down to 33 percent
A study by the Estonian Institute of Economic Research indicates that cross-border trade began declining immediately after cuts to the excise duty rate on alcohol were implemented in Estonia in July 2019.
Mental Daily - Excessive Alcohol Consumption Linked To Decreased Bone Formation Among HIV Patients
Excessive alcohol use could result in decreased bone formation among people suffering from HIV, a new study suggests, as published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Alcohol Deaths Plummet as ‘Warmest Winter’ Hits Russia
Experts are attributing a sharp drop in the number of deaths from alcohol poisoning in Russia to the unseasonably warm winter.
Country News (Australia) - Alcohol ‘too easy’ for minors to buy online
New research has found alcohol is too easy to buy online for under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency. (Spain) - Spain holidays: Majorca alcohol crackdown ramps up as Magaluf bars flout new ban
SPAIN holidays are hugely popular with British tourists with many flooding to the country's islands in search of sun, sea and sand. Alcohol is a big part of holidays to Majorca and Ibiza for many - but the government is now cracking down on boozing. (New Zealand) - Alcohol permanently banned at Christchurch rugby league games
Alcohol will be permanently banned from rugby league games played at Christchurch parks. Canterbury Rugby League (CRL) called for the ban after the 2018 season when 70 per cent of clubs indicated they were dealing with alcohol-related misconduct each week.
FM104 (Ireland) - Health experts call for crackdown on alcohol ads
There's a call from health professionals to deal with booze the same way we did with smoking. They believe we need to be tougher on ads about alcohol.
The Irish Times (Ireland) - Drinks industry lobbyists met Government members and officials 361 times in 2018
Drinks industry lobbyists met Government ministers, senior officials and Oireachtas members more than 350 times the year the Dáil debated legislation aimed at combating harmful alcohol consumption.
Balance North East - Alcohol industry misleading consumers about drinking guidelines
Balance is calling for mandatory health information to be included on all alcohol product labels, as a new investigation reveals that alcohol companies are still keeping consumers in the dark.
IAS (UK) - MUP – let’s not lose another decade to alcohol harm
Like a warning bell from times past, Michael Marmot’s ten-year review on widening health inequalities underlined a lost decade of health and the consequences of inaction, with our most deprived communities bearing the brunt. And at the same time, we have seen publication of some of the compelling and most shocking evidence yet to expose how cheap alcohol is widening this chasm between North and South.
PAHO - Webinar: Global Alcohol Policy Conference: what happened and what lessons can be used in the Region
The outcomes and of the Conference will be disscused on a webinar on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020, titled "Global Alcohol Policy Conference: what happened and what lessons can be used in the Region".
IEG Policy - The next DGA should advise that even light drinking can increase cancer risk, CFA says
After pushing last year for cancer warning labels on alcohol, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has now brought a similar request to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
As a global policy conference on alcohol convenes in Dublin this Monday (9th March), the CEOs of Mental Health Ireland and Alcohol Action Ireland say that lives are being lost due to the stalling of implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Act (PHAA).

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