NordAN (Denmark) - Denmark: Massive voter support for an 18-year age limit
Sixty-three per cent of Danes believe that the age limit for alcohol sales should be raised to 18 years. A new Voxmeter poll indicates this and simultaneously establishes that there's now significant support from voters across all political parties.
World Health Organization (WHO) - LESS
ALCOHOL WEBINAR SERIES: Addressing blind spots to accelerate the implementation
of high-impact policy interventions 2023
In 2023, the Less Alcohol Webinar Series returns for its third edition, from September to December 2023. This year, the four-part series continues its aim to start global conversations on policy blind spots critical to reducing alcohol consumption.
The Atlantic (USA) - Stress
Drinking Has a Gender Divide
More than a decade ago, when Holly Whitaker worked a director-level job at a Silicon Valley start-up, insecurities haunted her. She feared never being enough, never getting ahead.
SBS (Australia) - Every
glass of alcohol is a health risk: Prof. Emmanuel Kuntsche, alcohol policy
A glass of alcohol often accompanies us as a matter of course. Yet the considerable long-term risks are often underestimated - or ignored.
CBC (Canada) - Alcohol
culture ballooned during pandemic, led to more problematic drinking: experts
The COVID-19 pandemic was a time of unknowns. It brought confusion, anxiety, fear, boredom, isolation and a lack of structure.
Bolton Council (UK) - Alcohol
and antisocial behaviour rules up for consultation
Rules governing how the police can deal with drunken behaviour are up for review as Bolton Council consults on whether to extend them.
The Local Germany
(Germany) - 'Alcohol and overconfidence' behind many drowning deaths in
The number of drownings in Germany this year has gone down compared to the same period last year, according to the German Life-Saving Association (DLRG). They shed advice on how future fatalities could be prevented.
(Kenya) - Alcohol Is The Most Abused Drug In Kenya – NACADA
Alcohol is the most abused drug in Kenya, a survey by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has shown.
(Ireland) - Four out of 10 primary schools have alcohol outlets within 300
metres of their gates
Four out of ten national schools and half of secondary schools have at least one outlet selling alcohol within 300 metres of their school gates, according to a new study.
Medical Brief (South
Africa) - Plea for more funding – not prison – to tackle Foetal Alcohol
Campaigners are pleading for more funding to fight Foetal alcohol syndrome, which affects some 7m worldwide – with South Africa reporting the highest rates around the globe: 111.1 per 1 000 of the population – but say imprisoning mothers is not the solution.
News Medical - Adolescent
drinking is associated with a higher risk of acute harm
In a recent study published in EClinicalMedicine, researchers determined the dose-response association between alcohol consumption and the risk of hospital visits due to alcohol consumption-related unintentional injuries among Danish adolescents.
NordAN - Conference
Resolution – ‘Digital alcohol marketing in the spotlight’
In a digital world with ever-changing media channels, the possibility for the international alcohol industry to promote their products are endless. Digital alcohol marketing can target groups of consumers with precision not experienced before.
OBR Oncology - Should
Oncologists Do More to Curb Alcohol Use in Patients?
Alcohol consumption is prevalent among adult patients with cancer, and the patterns of consumption are similar whether on or off treatment, new research indicates. Community oncologists say that the findings emphasize the importance of talking to patients about alcohol, even if that conversation can be uncomfortable.