Thursday, April 14, 2022

Alcohol News - 15/2022

NordAN (Finland) - THL: Alko’s exclusivity scheme reduces alcohol harm, so it’s worth maintaining
In THL’s view, Alko’s single rights system should be maintained. This is based on public health grounds. “The current exclusive rights system is the most responsible way to sell alcohol in terms of the well-being, health and safety of the population,” says Markku Tervahauta, Director General of THL.
Read more (UK) - Extra funding for drug and alcohol treatment: 2022 to 2023
Information about new funding to local councils to help them improve their drug and alcohol treatment and recovery systems.
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Newstalk (UK) – Tobacco-style health warnings can make drinking less appealing to young people
Tobacco-style health warnings on alcohol products can make drinking less appealing and socially acceptable to young people, according to new study.
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University of Stirling - Prominent health warnings on alcohol products make drinking “unappealing”, new study finds
Young adult drinkers are more likely to perceive alcohol products as “unappealing” and “socially unacceptable” if they display prominent health warnings, according to new research.
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MJA Insight - Tracking how alcohol companies target young people online
FOR nearly 20 years, alcohol marketers have been at the forefront of using digital and social media platforms to promote and distribute alcohol. Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok are part of the marketing machinery of alcohol brands, retailers and venues. Yet, the promotion, advertising and retail happening on these platforms remains unregulated and opaque.
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Newswise - How Did the Early Stages of the Pandemic Affect Alcohol Use in Different Countries?
A review of studies exploring changes in alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an increase in problematic alcohol use in some countries.
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Good Morning America (USA) - Alcohol linked to greater risk of cancer in women: What to know
From sayings like "mommy juice" and "rosé all day" to happy hours, drinking is part of American culture, particularly for women. One thing that is less discussed though is alcohol's link to cancer, and how that impacts women.
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American College of Emergency Physicians (USA) - Emergency Physicians Warn of the Dangers of Unsafe Alcohol Consumption
During Alcohol Awareness Month, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to recognize the signs that being overly intoxicated has become a medical emergency and to avoid consuming unsafe amounts of alcohol.
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U Today (Netherlands) - New alcohol policy: no prohibition, but awareness
The UT does not want a ban on alcohol, but it does want to reduce problematic consumption through information, awareness and normalization of alcohol-free alternatives. This is stated in the new ‘Policy on Responsible Alcohol Consumption’, drawn up by Campus & Facility Management and the Student Union.
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UC Davis Health - Study shows need to increase screening for unhealthy alcohol use during primary care visits
A new study shows screening for unhealthy alcohol consumption by patients using a validated questionnaire is rarely performed during primary care visits.
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Paul Cairney - Using policy theories to interpret public health case studies: the example of a minimum unit price for alcohol
There are strong links between the study of public health and public policy. For example, public health scholars often draw on policy theories to help explain (often low amounts of) policy change to foster population health or reduce health inequalities.
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