Topic: Well-being

NEWS: UK: Latest Figures on Alcohol Deaths

The Office for National Statistics has released the latest figured on alcohol deaths in the UK. Accordingly, 7551 people died due to alcohol in the UK, which is slightly lower than last year but an overall increase from since the records began. Alcohol consumption in the UK have overall decreased 18% since 2004, but this figure masks a bigger problem in the country. There is a significant increase in alcohol use among the heaviest alcohol users in UK…

NEWS: Netherlands: Brewers Incentivize Heavy Student Alcohol Use

Brewers in the Netherlands are giving incentives to student’s associations and promoting heavy alcohol use among students.
Major brewers are offering student unions a large number of discounts which depend on how much alcohol they serve within a year. For example the ‘hectolitre bonus’ can be as high as 75% of the wholesale price if consumption is high enough.
A research by RTV Noord found that one fraternity organisation in Groningen received a €45,000 bonus for €60,000 worth of beer, paying €15,000 for a year’s supply…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol, Tobacco Policy Reduces Cancer Deaths

A new study has found that alcohol and tobacco control policy reduces cancer deaths in Australia. Dr. Heng Jiang and his team at the La Trobe Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) conducted the 1st research on into how public health policies on alcohol and tobacco implemented from the 1960s affected cancer deaths in Australia…

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Use Rising in Teens

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (Salsus) for 2018 surveyed About 21,000 second-year and fourth-year pupils from 325 secondary schools. The survey has found that 13 and 15-year-olds who said they had ever had alcohol, been drunk, or drank alcohol in the previous week which was in decline till 2004 has increased again…

REPORT: Can Public Health Policies on Alcohol and Tobacco Reduce a Cancer Epidemic?

This study provides evidence that some changes to public health policies in Australia in the twentieth century were related to the changes in the population consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and in subsequent mortality from various cancers over the following 20 years…

NEWS: Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising

A new study has found that binge alcohol use is rising in Switzerland. Overall alcohol consumption is reducing in Switzerland. However, according to a study binge alcohol use is on the rise. Binge alcohol use mean 5 beers for men and 4 beers for women. The study argues work stress may be a factor contributing to this harmful trend…

NEWS: Belgium: 2020 Alcohol Ban in Central Brussels

Belgium’s capital Brussels is set to implement an alcohol ban in public space in the city center, starting 2020. Consuming alcohol at night in central Brussels will be banned from February 1st 2020 for a test period of 6 months. he new policy measure is intended to reduce and prevent fights and disruption of public order fueled by alcohol…

NEWS: OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth

A new OECD report has found health spending is set to outpace GDP growth in almost every OECD country. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up from 8.8% in 2018, according to the new report…

NEWS: Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption

A new study has found the emergence of Uber fuels heavy alcohol consumption in the United States. Three economists – Jacob Burgdorf and Conor Lennon of the University of Louisville, and Keith Teltser of Georgia State University – have found in a new study that the popularity of ride-sharing apps such as Uber has increased heavy alcohol use…