Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Massive Burden on Health System

Alcohol is a massive burden on the UK health system. According to an NHS report, in 2018 1.3 million people were admitted to hospital because of alcohol, representing 7.4% of all hospital admissions across the country. According to NHS data, the number of people admitted to hospital because of alcohol has risen by 60%. This number has risen year on year for a decade…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO, Sweden: New Report About Alcohol, Pregnancy and Infant Health

IOGT-NTO in Sweden has released a new report about alcohol harm during pregnancy and for infant health.
A key finding from the report, that is a collaboration between IOGT-NTO, Gothenburg University, and other expert groups is that preventing alcohol harm before, during and after pregnancy is a shared responsibility, including mother AND father…

NEWS: Study: Alcohol Worsens Global Burden of Disease

A new study published on the Lancet shows alcohol worsens global burden of disease. Alcohol-attributable death rates were highest in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and countries with low human development indices (HDIs). Globally, young people and men were the most negatively affected from alcohol use…

NEWS: Cambodia: Youth Campaigns Against Online Alcohol Ads

Youth in Cambodia have mobilized to campaign against online alcohol ads. A group of youth launched a social media campaign against posts that advertise alcohol consumption. The group says such advertising exhibited a lack of dignity and set a bad example for younger generations…

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: Africa: Is Heineken Brewing Better Future?

Heineken makes bold claims about brewing a better future in Africa, but does this beer giant actually do what they say? Author of “Heineken in Africa”, Olivier van Beemen explores the current state of Heineken’s operations in the African region, which suggest the better future they are brewing is for no one but themselves and their mostly western shareholders…

NEWS: South Africa: Improved DUI Laws Coming

Improved laws to stop driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol will be coming by June this year for South Africa. The plans to reduce blood alcohol content (BAC) was announced by the president in October 2019. The  new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill was also signed into law in the same period in 2019…

NEWS: Sydney, Australia: Lockout Laws Weakened

Sydney’s lockout laws will be removed in CBD from January 14, 2020. The changes will affect all venues in Sydney’s CBD including Oxford Street but the laws will remain in place in Kings Cross.
The lockout laws – which came into effect in 2014 – included measures such as 1:30 AM last entry and 3:00 AM last serving of alcohol. Both have been scrapped for Sydney’s CBD.
The NSW government has watered down the laws, by taking out the last entry measure and extending last serving to 3:30 AM. To further weaken alcohol policy measures, liquor shop hours have been increased from 11:00 PM to midnight…

NEWS: Scotland: Warnings About Impact of Parental Alcohol Use

A new report from a prevention charity in Scotland has found even low levels of parental alcohol use can impact their children’s emotional well-being. The research also shows higher levels of parental alcohol use can increase a child’s risk of physical harm. Most importantly, the report highlights unintentional harm to children due to parents alcohol use…