Alliance (Scotland) - Is minimum unit pricing working in Scotland?
Minimum unit pricing was introduced in Scotland in 2018. A thorough evaluation, led by Public Health Scotland, is underway to look at both the intended and unintended consequences of MUP. It will publish its final report in 2022. In this blog, Dr Peter Rice, President of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, examines the evidence so far.
UNDARK (USA) - Trend
in Alcohol-Related Deaths Is Higher in Women
For women, the trend in heavy drinking, as well as related health effects, extends back at least two decades.
Carnegie Mellon University
- Drinking Alone Foreshadows Future Alcohol Problems
A new study has found that drinking alone as an adolescent and young adult can increase the risk of alcohol use disorder later in life, especially for women
Record (Canada) - New West council and MLA support warning labels on alcohol
Toys have them, cigarettes have them, so why don’t alcohol containers have warning labels? New Westminster wants that changed
News (Qatar) - Qatar: Stadiums Likely to be Alcohol-Free in World Cup 2022
With the World Cup 2022 in Qatar approaching, stadiums are set to be alcohol-free, meaning football supporters will be required to take only non-alcoholic drinks to their seats.
(Ghana) - Alcohol still advertised between the restricted hours of
6.00am-10.00pm — says GhanAPA, calls for stiffer legislation
A Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Alcohol Policy Alliance Ghana (GhanAPA ) is calling on government to take a second look at the current ways in which alcohol products are advertised by traditional and online media organizations.
(Thailand) - Today is National No Alcohol Day in Thailand
“No Alcohol, No Disease, No Covid-19:” is the official motto for this year’s National No Alcohol Day in Thailand, hand-written by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
(Philippines) - Lawmakers seek to increase legal drinking age to 21, ban
PWDs from buying alcohol
Seeing booze as a bane to health and the community, Reps. Eric Yap (Benguet) and Paolo Duterte (Davao City) are seeking to increase the legal drinking age to 21 from 18 and ban persons with disabilities from buying alcohol.
Times (Belgium) - Road police will not scale back alcohol and drug checks
After it was previously reported that the federal road police would be cutting back on alcohol and speed checks as a result of budget cuts, it has now been confirmed that this decision was reverted.
Africa) - Alcohol advertising should only happen at point of sale: Lobbyists
Lester Kiewit speaks to Terri-Liza Fortein from the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance about changing the legal drinking age.
(Scotland) - Scots with children at home ‘drank more alcohol during
People in Scotland who had children at home during lockdown drank more alcohol and ate more junk food, a study shows.
Zealand) - Alcohol stores allowing Afterpay, Govt urged to take action
Community groups are calling on the Government to take urgent action after revelations some alcohol stores are allowing customers to use buy now pay later services.
The Latch - Alcohol’s
Effect On Your Mental Health Goes Beyond ‘Hangxiety’
While we all know excessive drinking is in no way good for us, many of us are hazy on the specifics. What’s actually happening to our bodies while we’re drinking, and how do they react after?
Style Rave - Mental
Mondays: How Alcohol May Be Affecting Your Relationship And How To Fix It
Sometimes the pally in a bottle called Ethanol may have proved to be a friend in need during difficult times and the perfect fun time go-to, but could it be the reason you’re picking unnecessary fights with your partner?
GPFans - Verstappen
calls for F1 alcohol limit, condemns fan abuse
Max Verstappen has insisted a "normal human being" would not have acted the way some fans have done at the Austrian Grand Prix after the F1 championship leader learned of "shocking" reports of racist, misogynistic and homophobic abuse.
Zealand) - 'Disheartening but not surprising': 25% of suicides linked to
One in four New Zealanders who die by suicide do so with excess blood alcohol – with the figures even worse for Māori and Pasifika, new analysis of coronial data has found.
(South Africa) - Tavern tragedy reinforces need to give priority to tackling
underage drinking in South Africa
On 26 June 2022, 21 young people died at the Enyobeni tavern in East London, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. The incident refocused public attention on the safety of young people in the country.