Topic: Research

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…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #21

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Ghana, the United States, Germany, Finland and youth in Europe (HSBC)…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of alcohol consumption reductions in Europe (or lack thereof), NCDs prevention policies in the Pacific, Estonia utilizing alcohol policy as catalyst for the SDGs, and the effects of TV alcohol ads exposure on alcohol consumption… 
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry plans to exploit Aboriginal communities by placing a “super store” in the middle of alcohol-free communities, and how Big Alcohol tries to delay pregnancy warning labels, again…This week’s Special Feature sheds light the historic World Health Assembly, including Movendi International and civil society advocacy…

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NEWS: Alcohol TV Ads Exposure Linked to Alcohol Use Behavior

A new study by researchers at Corenell University has added to the growing evidence base showing alcohol TV ads exposure is linked to alcohol use behaviour.
The research team estimated that a doubling of exposure to alcohol ads would increase by 11% the odds that someone reported having at least one alcohol beverage in the last 30 days, and among users would increase by 5% the number of units consumed during the previous month…

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…

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NEWS: WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns

A new report published by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has found more adolescents report mental health concerns. The report shows that, adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018, mental well-being declines as children grow older, girls are particularly at risk of having poor mental well-being outcomes compared to boys…

NEWS: USA: COVID-19 Could Accelerate ‘Deaths of Despair’

A new research report released by the Well Being Trust and the American Academy of Family Physicians predict COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate deaths of despair in USA. The report cites CDC data showing that in 2018, there were 181,686 deaths of despair in USA, which is 55 deaths per 100,000 people.  The report finds that COVID-19 could result in an additional 154, 037 deahts of despair in the worst case scenario and 27, 644 deaths in the best case scenario…

NEWS: Scotland: Families With Alcohol Problems Need Comprehensive Support

Research by Public Health Scotland on whether the minimum unit price (MUP) policy implemented in the country had an impact on the lives of children and young people within families with alcohol problems found that these families need comprehensive support…

REPORT: Meeting the Global NCD Target of at Least 10% Relative Reduction in the Use of Alcohol: Is the WHO European Region on Track?

The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases set the target of an at least 10% relative reduction in the use of alcohol, as appropriate, within the national context. The findings indicate a divergence in alcohol consumption reduction in Europe, with substantial progress in the Eastern part of the region and very modest or no progress in EU countries…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #20

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Lithuania, South Africa, the United States and Russia…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the normalization of the alcohol-free way of life among teenagers, alcohol industry interference with cancer warning label research and alcohol use in times of COVID-19…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how alcohol companies are affected by COVID-19 counter-measures, the alcohol industry’s advertising onslaught in Australia, and aggressive lobbying in Thailand…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on how the current crisis might affect alcohol norms, habits and use patterns with stories from Germany, Australia, Pakistan, and Kenya…