WHO Europe - Involving
youth in alcohol policies: imagining and planning for a better world
“As a child, you’re not trained to think about politics or commercialism. You’re just enjoying life, studying, hanging out with friends. So, I get angry when I see people using that moment of living, of growing up, to put the wrong information in children’s heads.”
Pharmacy Times - Study:
Consistent Consumption of Alcohol May Increase Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation in
Alcohol may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) among those 20 to 39 years of age, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.
News Medical - Social
media use puts teens at risk of developing drug and alcohol issues
New research has found adolescents who are active on social media are being exposed to content that could put them at risk of developing drug and alcohol issues.
ESPN (Qatar) - Qatar
warns World Cup fans about sneaking alcohol into country
Fans travelling to the 2022 World Cup will not be able to take alcohol for personal consumption into Qatar, with the head of the country's safety and security committee saying that "specific measures" are in place to take action against anyone attempting to smuggle liquor in their luggage.
NIAAA (USA) - Study
Shows Alcohol-Involved Suicide Deaths Increased More Among Women Compared to
Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
- WHO Europe Regional Committee Meeting Adopts Historic Framework for Action
The 72nd Regional Committee Meeting of the World Health Organization in Europe (WHO Europe) has adopted a historic decision for the European response to the harm caused by the alcohol industry.
NL Times (Netherlands)
- Dutch teenagers often exposed to alcohol content on TikTok
Journalists at Pointer created a fake TikTok account for a 13-year-old Dutch teenager and found that one out of every five videos that came across the screen were alcohol-related. One out of 20 videos had the alcohol brand clearly visible, according to Pointer.
(Ireland) - Four In 10 Consumers Reduce Weekly Spend On Sweets And Alcohol,
New research from Lidl Ireland, conducted by Opinions Market Research, found that four in 10 consumers are reducing their weekly spend on alcohol and sweets.
(Ireland) - Irish mums-to-be among world’s worst for harming their babies by
drinking during pregnancy
Ireland has the third-highest rate globally of alcohol-related birth defects at 47.5 per 1,000 head of population because of women drinking during pregnancy.
Center - How to strengthen the focus on children affected by prenatal
alcohol exposure to help them lead a good life?
The primary focus of this report is the post-pregnancy period and the support and follow-up for children born with prenatal alcohol exposure, and their families.
Gazette - Dramatic rise in cancer in people under 50
Altered microbiome, sleep deprivation, increase in alcohol consumption among possible culprits in 30-year global trend.