Topic: Alcohol Norm

BLOG: 4 Clues To Explain Big Alcohol’s Fundamental Conflict of Interest

Increased alcohol consumption leads to increased negative health and development impacts, but also to increased sales for the alcohol industry, placing public health and development interests in an inherent and direct conflict with corporate interests.
In this compelling article, Maik illustrates the obvious conflict of interest between the private profit interests of the alcohol industry and the public interest in health and development by exploring four key examples from around the world…

BLOG: Global Alcohol Trends of 2019

What do you learn when you spend a year (almost) curating alcohol policy and science news from around the world on a daily basis?
In her ground-breaking blog post, Tharaka outlines five major trends ranging from culture to science and policy to sustainable development. She explores major highlights of 2019 in policy and scientific developments as well as alcohol industry practices and she sketches out six thought-provoking conclusions for the future…

NEWS: Alcohol Harm Later in Life: The Baby Boomers

Across the globe, the baby boomer generation is starting to experience rising alcohol harm as they grow older. Globally, the influence of alcohol over the life-course of this generation is now starting to show its long-term negative effects…

BLOG: 3 Reasons Why The Alcohol-Cancer Link Is A Social Justice Issue

Alcohol-related cancer deaths are a global public health crisis. For breast cancer globally, alcohol is the single biggest risk factor. In total, alcohol-related cancer causes 650.00 deaths every year. But awareness and understanding of the alcohol-cancer link remains shockingly and a far cry from the levels of awareness of smoking and cancer. In this blog post, Maik argues that this is not only a public health issue but really a matter of social justice. He explores three dimensions that include the role of the alcohol industry, the behavior of individuals and the wider dimension of policy change…

NEWS: Czechia: Heavy Alcohol Use and Massive Harm

Czechia’s heavy alcohol use is leading to massive alcohol harm in the country. According to research data, 1.5 million Czechs are high-risk alcohol users. According to a poll conducted by research agency MEDIAN on behalf of the Ministry of Health, the average Czech consumes 14.4 liters of pure alcohol a year, which is twice as much as the global average…

NEWS: Sweden: Fewer Parents Think Alcohol Use Around Kids Is Inappropriate

According to the new IQ Alcohol Index in Sweden, fewer parents thin alcohol use around kids is inappropriate. Every year IQ surveys Swedes’ attitude on alcohol. According to the index over the past 10 years attitudes towards alcohol have become more permissive…

NEWS: Romania: Alcohol Problems Among Youth

Youth in Romania are experiencing significant alcohol problems.
A new study found Romanian youth aged between 18 and 24 pay the most for alcohol. For example they spend 17 times more on alcohol than on culture. RON 70 (€15) was spent on alcohol while only RON 4 (less than €1) was spent on culture.
According to the study, several criteria affect how much youth spend on alcohol. This includes, price, brand and advertisements…

NEWS: Norway: Rising NoLo Trend

The trend to be alcohol free is rising in Norway as the country becomes more accepting of sober choices. There are several reasons why youth are moving away from alcohol. And a new trend that is changing the alcohol norm has grown enormously in recent years in Norway…

NEWS: Media’s Sober Curiosity in 2020

With the dawn of the new decade, sober curiosity in the media and wider society has reached new heights. Ranging from Dry January stories, or covering the sober curious movement to inspiring stories about people who went alcohol-free and/ or overcame their alcohol use problems, the topic of the alcohol-free way of life has been in focus. While this public discourse across much of the Western world is very positive, there are also reasons for scepticism and concern…