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NEWS: New WHO Europe Report Shows Lack of Regulation Despite Growing Online Alcohol Marketing

Lack of regulation leaves door open to harmful digital marketing of alcohol, according to the new report “Alcohol marketing in the WHO European Region”. However, not all pricing policies are equal in their effectiveness or impact on alcohol harm and socioeconomic inequalities fueled by alcohol, says WHO Europe in the new report.
The new “update report on evidence and recommended policy actions” summarizes advances in the evidence and progress made since 2012 in the area of alcohol marketing in the WHO European Region. At the same time, it demonstrates the need for improved alcohol marketing policies that are capable of effectively regulating the quickly evolving digital marketing methodologies employed in the commercial sector to market alcoholic beverages…

NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week 27

Carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, Big Alcohol Watch, an Upcoming Event Alert and another Special Feature.
This week, Alcohol Policy News deal with the pregnancy warning label in Australia, an alcohol tax increase in Oman, the efficacy of prevention across generations and a brand new podcast of WHO Europe that discusses alcohol labeling…
The Latest Science Digest covers the latest WHO Europe report about alcohol pricing policies and a new research article examining the effects of drug prevention interventions across generations…
In this week’s Big Alcohol Watch we expose Big Alcohol’s lobby campaign against alcohol taxation in Australia and how the alcohol industry uses the COVID-19 crisis in the United States to lobby for more deregulation of alcohol laws…
And our Special Feature this week sheds more light on latest alcohol policy developments across Sub-Saharan Africa, where some countries move to improve their repsonse to alcohol harm and other countries move to favor the interests of the alcohol industry…

NEWS: Burkina Faso: 300,000 Liters of Liquor Destroyed in Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso: 300,000 Liters of Liquor Destroyed in Ouagadougou As part of the government’s efforts to curb informal alcohol, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Handicrafts, through the Mobile Economic Control and Fraud Prevention Brigade (BMCRF), proceeded to destroy sachets of adulterated alcoholic beverages and beverages unfit for consumption at the landfill center in Tanghin,… Read more »

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NEWS: Cameroon: Government Plans Alcohol Tax Increase

The government of Cameroon plans to increase taxes for alcohol and tobacco to limit consumption of these harmful substances, prevent related harm and boost revenue. The Minister of Trade was quoted saying, “if you want to fight against the excessive consumption of tobacco products, it is important to make sure that products are not more available and [not] more affordable. For example, whiskey and alcohol, we will see how we can strengthen taxation to make these products less accessible to consumers, less affordable for young people…”

NEWS: WHO Europe: New Report on Alcohol Labelling

The World Health Organization (WHO) Health Evidence Network (HEN) has released a synthesis report on alcohol labelling across the European Region. This is the first systematic study that covers the different ways countries label alcoholic beverages and sets out policy options for authorities to consider…

NEWS: WHO Europe: FAQs About Alcohol and COVID-19

The World Health Organization European regional office has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about alcohol and COVID-19. This is a timely follow-up to the guidance and advice on alcohol and COVID-19 that the WHO Regional Offices for Europe, the Americas (PAHO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) had already released in April 2020.The FAQs cover the following questions related to alcohol and COVID-19: Are people who drink alcohol at higher risk of COVID-19 infection?…

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NEWS: 4 Ways to Tackle South Africa’s Alcohol Burden

As South Africa enters level 3 lockdown from June 1st, the two month long alcohol sales ban is lifted, with restrictions. But alcohol harm, fueled by heavy consumption and an array of aggressive alcohol industry practices, remains a major burden on South African communities and society. The need to invest in solutions to prevent and reduce harm has never come into sharper focus than during the on-going public health crisis. Four solutions for the alcohol policy of the future show the way to go…

NEWS: Finland: Mobile App to Help Prevent Alcohol Use Disorders

The Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Well-being in Finland partnered with Finnish company Medanets to create a mobile app for alcohol and substance use prevention. The app features a mobile version of AUDIT-C, a screening questionnaire for identifying early signs of at risk alcohol use…