Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: BMJ Editorial: Alcohol – Who Is Paying The Price?

The burden of alcohol harm on individual health, on families’ socio-economic well-being, on healthcare systems, as well as on economic productivity of companies and economies has been well documented. Alcohol is among the 5 leading causes of death and disability worldwide…

BLOG: Professional Sports Glamorising Ill-Health

Professional sports today is a major source of promoting unhealthy products. Elite athletes have become promoters of harmful lifestyle choices – instead of inspiring millions to live healthy and well…

NEWS: USA: 3 In 10 Have Alcohol Problems

New data indicate an urgent need to educate policy makers about alcohol use disorder and its treatment alternatives, to destigmatize the disorder, and to encourage those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on their own, despite substantial harm to themselves and others, to seek treatment…

NEWS: Civil Society Leaves EU Alcohol Forum

More than 20 civil society organizations, many of them public health bodies, have resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum as the European Commission announced its refusal to heed calls from both EU member states as well s the European Parliament to adopt a new EU Alcohol Strategy…

NEWS: High Socio-Economic Costs Of FASD

A new study conducted by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada – about prenatal alcohol exposure makes a strong case for intervention and prevention. The study, a so called cost-of-illness study, aimed to estimate the overall burden and cost associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Canada in 2013. FASD is a group of disorders caused by prenatal alcohol exposure…

NEWS: Launch Of MEP Friends Of Liver Group

A new cross-party MEP group has been launched in the European Parliament with the purpose of ensuring that Europe’s estimated 29 million chronic liver condition sufferers “are not forgotten”.
The ‘Friends of the liver MEP group’, aims to promote the issue of liver health at EU level, act as an information and exchange forum between stakeholders and EU policymakers and provide input and expertise on EU health related policies…

BLOG: Ugandan President Museveni: Alcohol Kills Youth’s Innovativeness

Alcohol is a major obstacle to development in Uganda, linked with food insecurity, gender-based violence and HIV/Aids – and it places a disproportionate burden on young Ugandans. Even President Museveni has started to voice grave concerns…

BLOG: Wrestling Kenya From Claws Of Big Alcohol

This struggle the African people, like Kenyans, have with Big Alcohol corporations cannot just be changed by a law, policy. Big Alcohol have spent a lot of time, manpower and unconscious amounts of money to make sure that their products are ingrained in our habits; that it comes without a single thought that when someone asks: “Do you drink?”, we automatically think the question refers to alcohol…