ERR (Estonia) - Social affairs ministry unhappy with alcohol advertising law amendment plans
The social affairs ministry has criticized plans to amend the law on advertising in Estonia, saying that this has unilaterally included an option to ease restrictions on alcohol advertising.
The Conversation - Stigma
kills people with alcohol addiction
One of my patients, Emma (not her real name), recently told me that she didn’t seek help for her alcohol problem because she was ashamed. She said that she didn’t want to waste anyone’s time on a self-inflicted problem.
(Scotland) - Scotland raises minimum alcohol prices by almost one third
Scottish consumers will be unable to buy a bottle of red wine for less than £6.09 or a bottle of whisky for under £18.20 from October, after the minimum price for alcohol was raised by 30%.
The Conversation - Youth
drinking is declining – myths about the trend, busted
Alcohol consumption among younger generations has been declining for years. And with many pubs and cocktail bars now catering to the sober and “sober curious”, it’s easier than ever to opt out.
International (Czech Republic) - Dry February: Does alcohol control you, or
do you control it?
February is here – and for some Czechs that means putting down their pint glasses and taking a break from alcohol consumption for the month.
Washington Post (USA)
- Young people are drinking less. But one group is undoing those gains.
Young people seem to be getting the message about the dangers of alcohol use. Underage consumption has been decreasing steadily for decades, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Premium Times Nigeria
(Nigeria) - Nigerian lawmakers to probe sachet alcohol ban
The House, following a motion moved by Paschal Agbodike (APGA, Anambra) on Wednesday, resolved to investigate the rationale behind the ban.
SHAAP Blog (Scotland)
- Master manipulators: we need to learn from alcohol industry conduct
Scotland sits at an important crossroads: our status as ‘world leaders’ in alcohol policy is under threat as our flagship Minimum Unit Pricing policy is due to expire unless renewed by a vote before the end of April. Policymakers are also in discussion around the extent to which Scottish citizens should be exposed to alcohol marketing, and whether restrictions should be put in place.
Alcohol Action Ireland
(Ireland) - URGENT CALL FROM MORE THAN 65 GROUPS AND ADVOCATES FOR
GOVERNMENT TO ASSESS IMPLICATIONS OF INCREASED ALCOHOL AVAILABILITY
More than 65 health, social and community organisations, academics and advocates, have come together to voice strong opposition to proposed measures in the Sale of Alcohol bill that will dramatically increase the number of venues serving alcohol, as well as significantly extending the opening hours of pubs, bars and nightclubs.
Sydney Morning Herald
(Australia) - Half of underage drinkers had alcohol supplied by their
Nearly one-third of high school students across Australia who had consumed an alcoholic drink did so with parental permission, a new study has found, while nearly half of those who had drunk in the last week of the survey period had the alcohol supplied by a parent.
IAS Blog (Scotland) - Can
a health case sustain a new Public Health Supplement in Scotland?
Following a Scottish Government announcement that it is considering reintroducing the Public Health Supplement – a tax on large retailers selling alcohol and tobacco – in this blog we look back at the previous application of this policy, which was in place in Scotland from 2012-2015, and examine some of the key insights and lessons learned from our research on it.
Nordic Welfare Centre
- Labour market integration of adults with alcohol and substance use
problems in the Nordic countries
How are adults who have a problematic use of alcohol and/or other substances integrated into the labour market? This question is the focal point of the Nordic project on integration into the labour market of adults with dependence or abuse. Our report discusses the findings of this project carried out in 2022–2023.
AlcoholCampaign (UK) -
ALCOHOL AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
In a recent study, Oxford Brookes University researchers discovered a concerning connection between alcohol consumption and an elevated risk of breast cancer.
NordAN (Finland) - EHYT:
Preventive substance abuse work among youth requires investments
EHYT emphasizes the need for increased investments in preventive substance abuse work among youth, criticizing the lack of attention to the impacts of substances and gambling on young people's well-being in the national youth work and policy program (VANUPO) for 2024-2027.