WHO Euro - WHO
report on digital marketing of alcohol: control policies in the European Region
are not enough
Only 14 Member States of the WHO European Region indicated that they have a ban on alcohol marketing on the Internet and social media, states a new WHO publication. The report, “Digital marketing of alcohol: Challenges and policy options for better health in the WHO European Region” describes the developing digital ecosystem that is used to promote alcohol consumption and the associated health risks.
(UK) - Alcohol deaths up almost 19% during the pandemic – the greatest
increase since 2001
Deaths from alcohol in 2020 were up almost 19% compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Africa) - SA ranks high on list showing intimate partner violence fuelled by
South Africa comes second on the list of a study that shows that alcohol influences increased rates of violence between intimate partners.
(Scotland) - Scotland's alcohol death figures are major cause for concern
with progressive action now needed
If Scotland has the worst rate of drug mortality in Europe, it should come as no surprise to learn our alcohol death rate is also off the scale.
(Ireland) - Minimum alcohol price to rise after Christmas to reduce
consumption among heavy drinkers
The minimum price of alcohol will increase after Christmas to stop strong alcohol being sold at very low prices. The new pricing, which will come into effect on January 1st 2022, is part of the Public Health Alcohol Act in an effort to reduce consumption among heavy drinkers.
The Brussels Time
(Belgium) - Youth alcohol consumption down, but binge drinking remains
In the last two decades, young people in Flanders have been found to drink, smoke, and take drugs less. However, excessive drinking has not decreased.
Express - The
popular drink linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer - new evidence
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with thousands of new cases every year. A recent study has found a "convincing" link between a popular drink and an increased risk of bowel cancer.
(Netherlands) - Vulnerable young people turned to alcohol, weed during Covid
Vulnerable young people smoked more cannabis, drank more alcohol, and used more laughing gas during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Antenne Region Monitor 2020-2021.
NY1 (USA) - MTA
banning alcohol consumption on Metro-North and LIRR trains during SantaCon
The MTA is banning alcohol consumption on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road trains during SantaCon NYC.
Today - What to know about alcohol and opioid use
Taking opioids, such as oxycodone or morphine, in combination with alcohol can have severe consequences and be fatal.
(Finland) - Finnish Customs completes preliminary investigations into sales
of alcohol from other European countries to Finland
Based on a request from the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, Customs has conducted preliminary investigations into sales of alcohol from other European countries to Finland. The investigations are now complete, and criminal charges will be considered next.
- Stop saying ‘junkie’: Adverts aim to end stigma over alcohol and drug
A national campaign calling for drug and alcohol problems to be treated as a health condition and urging people to stop using words such as “alcoholic” and “junkie” launches on Monday.
- Half of all drinkers may be driving over the legal alcohol limit, study
Researchers from the University of Cambridge believe many consumers may be driving while drunk and not even realizing it. According to their recent study, about half of all drinkers are not good at gauging how drunk they are. This often causes them to get behind the wheel while exceeding the legal alcohol limit.
The BMJ - Neglect
of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder must end
In September, the UK government published its long awaited report on health needs assessment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).1 This document covers many of the challenges associated with FASD, a condition caused by exposure to alcohol before birth affecting brain development and resulting in neurodevelopmental, physical and sometimes mental health problems that persist throughout life.
(Australia) - Alcohol causes cancer, yet only half of people in NSW know
New research from Cancer Council NSW has found that just over half of NSW residents (55%) know about the link between alcohol and cancer.