Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Ireland: Calls to Regulate Alcohol Online Retail

Public health experts in Ireland are calling on the Justice Minister to regulate online alcohol retail. A study carried out by Red C in May found that one in three Irish adults are consuming more alcohol since the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in Ireland. In the study, 80% of respondents reported that they believe online alcohol sales should have the same regulations as a pub…

NEWS: Ireland: Surge in Daily Take-Home Alcohol Sales

Ireland sees a worrying surge in daily take-home alcohol sales. A significant number of Irish people report increased alcohol consumption, especially younger adults. Alcohol-related violence is also rising, prompting calls from affected communities to limit the amount of alcohol that can be purchased during the current public health crisis. Community leaders and public health experts express grave concern about a new tsunami of alcohol problems in the wake of COVID-19…

NEWS: UN Secretary-General Calls for Solidarity with Africa

At the launch of United Nations (UN) policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa the UN Secretary General António Guterres called for global solidarity with Africa. Analysis shows that at least three of the seven urgent challenges outlined by the UN are directly related to alcohol…

NEWS: South Africa: 10 Reasons for Parents to Support Alcohol Sales Ban

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared an alcohol sales ban from the beginning of April along with other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Janet Gourand who is the founder of worldwithoutwine.com shares how the ban helps parents and 10 reasons for parents to support the ban…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Violence Affects Poorest People Disproportionately

A new report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has found that alcohol-related violence affects the poorest in society to the greatest degree. According to the IAS report titled  ‘Inequalities in victimisation: alcohol, violence, and anti-social behaviour’ shows the stark differences on alcohol violence between different socioeconomic groups in England and Wales…

NEWS: Germany on Father’s Day: Alcohol Fuels Highest Road Traffic Toll

Data from the Federal Statistical Office show that in Germany alcohol fuels highest road traffic toll on Father’s Day. In 2019, there were 263 alcohol-related road traffic accidents on Father’s day compared to the 98 on other days. In 160 of the alcohol-related accidents, people were injured…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Plans Superstore Near Alcohol-Free Aboriginal Communities

In Australia Woolworths-owned Endeavour Drinks Group is pushing ahead to build an alcohol superstore “Dan Murphy’s” near alcohol-free aboriginal communities. There’s passionate opposition from affected communities and public health experts, but Big Alcohol is pushing ahead using their financial and political power…

NEWS: World Health Statistics Illustrate Increase In Global Alcohol Per Capita Use

The World Health Organization’s annual World Health Statistics function as a check-up on the world’s health and illustrate how countries are doing across key health and health system indicators. Regarding alcohol harm, the latest report illustrates a problematic trend: an anticipated increase in global alcohol per capita consumption by 2025.
Furthermore, while there is progress in some indicators, this year’s statistics show there remain inequalities and progress is too slow to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on time according to the Agenda 2030…

REPORT: Personality Traits Associated with Smoking and Alcohol Use Prior to and during Pregnancy

This study demonstrated a significant relationship between personality traits and women’s likelihood of continued alcohol consumption prior to and during pregnancy. Understanding personality-based determinants of health-detrimental behavior is important in order to design interventions that aim at decreasing rates of maladaptive health behaviors among pregnant women…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Delays Pregnancy Warning Labels (Again)

Big Alcohol again delays implementing the pregnancy warning label proposed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) with more excuses about cost and “label contrast”. Since February when the new label was proposed by FSANZ Big Alcohol has been fighting aggressively against implementing it…