(Iceland) - Fewer Icelandic Teens Drinking and Having Sex Fewer
Icelandic Teens Drinking and Having Sex
In 2006, 36% of Icelandic girls in the 10th grade stated that they had had intercourse, and 29% of boys of the same age. Decreased alcohol consumption is likely a big factor. Drinking among Icelandic teenagers has decreased sharply in recent decades and the same can be said of other countries to which we compare ourselves, though the development there has not been as decisive as here in Iceland.
The New York
Times (USA) - Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During the Pandemic, a Study
The deaths were up 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019, amid heightened stress factors and delayed treatment, according to a new report.
Zealand) - Auckland Council supports members' bill to end alcohol
advertising in sport
Auckland Council has voted unanimously to support a private members’ bill aiming to ban alcohol companies from advertising in sport.
RTE (Ireland) - Alcohol
consumption down by 9.6% between 2019 and 2021
New provisional data from Revenue shows that alcohol consumption fell by 4.7% between 2020 and 2021 as the hospitality sector endured strict lockdowns in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19.
(Scotland) - Scots LGBTQ+ people face 'major barriers' to alcohol services,
new study finds
The Scottish LGBTQ+ community are more likely to have problems with drinking and experience major barriers to accessing alcohol services, a new study has found.
Daily (USA) - U.Va. researcher measures public awareness of alcohol-cancer
link, support for alcohol control policies
Public perception of the association between alcohol consumption and cancer risk has implications for cancer prevention policy and future public health research
(USA) - Who Pays the Cost of the Damage Done by Alcohol?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report “Excessive Drinking Is Draining the U.S. Economy”(1) calculated that “The cost of excessive alcohol use in the United States reached $249 billion in 2010, or about $2.05 per drink.”
(UK) - North East experts demand a new 'long overdue' Government alcohol
Health campaigners in the North East are calling for a new evidence-based government action plan to tackle alcohol harms after a 10 year wait.
The Mirror (UK) -
Tories accused of inaction over UK drinking deaths - 10 years after alcohol
Ten years ago today, David Cameron vowed to kick binge drinking to the curb and introduce minimum pricing of alcohol. Labour MP Dan Carden has urged the Government to recommit to helping victims of substance abuse
- Swiss drank less alcohol during pandemic
The Swiss bought and drank less alcohol during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the average person cutting back by 2.6 standard drinks a month. This corresponds to a 7.7% decrease in alcohol consumption among the general population.
Newsweek - Does
Alcohol Cause Anxiety? Experts Explain Why You Hate Sundays
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, characterized by feelings of nervousness and anxiousness, explains the American Psychiatric Association. However, the chronic use of alcohol can lead to anxiety as it impacts your ability to respond to stress in healthy ways.
- Alcohol Ads Can Influence Men and Women to Sexually Coerce Partners
An experimental study revealed that alcohol advertising featuring objectified women encouraged not just some male but also female college students to manipulate others for sex.
Toronto Sun - BRAUN:
Drinking alcohol is bad for the brain — no exceptions
Nature Communications has published the results of a new study about alcohol and the brain done at University of Pennsylvania, and the suggestion is that even one drink a day can age your poor old brain.
6PR (Australia) -
Is the alcohol industry preying on our heaviest drinkers?
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education lead researcher Megan Cook said a new report showed alcohol companies rely on people who drink the most for maintaining sales.
HealthDay (USA) -
Problem Drinking to Blame for 232 Million Missed Workdays in U.S. Annually
Problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the United States before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home, a new study suggests.
WHO - Population-wide
interventions for reducing alcohol consumption: what does the per capita
consumption indicator say?
This Snapshot is part of a series of briefs tackling critical issues related to the determinants driving the acceptability, availability and affordability of alcohol consumption and how it affects people and their communities.
WHO - Addressing
alcohol consumption and socioeconomic inequalities: how a health promotion
approach can help
Alcohol consumption accounts for about 5% of the global burden of diseases but is unequally distributed across socioeconomic groups. Socioeconomic status has repeatedly been associated with an elevated risk of mortality.
WHO - Unrecorded
alcohol: what the evidence tells us
An estimated 25% of worldwide alcohol consumption is unrecorded, meaning not taxed and is outside the usual system of governmental control, such as home or informally produced alcohol -legal or illegal, smuggled alcohol, surrogate alcohol which is alcohol not intended for human consumption or alcohol obtained through cross-border shopping, which is recorded in a different jurisdiction.
WHO - Digital
marketing of alcoholic beverages: what has changed?
Exposure to alcohol marketing increases the acceptability of drinking alcohol, at an earlier age of onset and influences drinking behaviours, including heavy episodic drinking. The digital ecosystem provides opportunities for marketing companies to position increasingly covert advertising.
WHO - Health
warning labels on alcoholic beverages: opportunities for informed and healthier
Although alcohol negatively affects various health outcomes, awareness about the health risks of consuming alcohol remains relatively low. WHO recommends labelling alcoholic beverages to increase awareness and ensure consumers make informed decisions.