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NEWS: USA: Alcohol Deaths Soar Especially Among Women

Alcohol deaths soar in the United States, with deaths especially increasing among women. According to a new study: Between 2000 to 2016, alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year, while for men the increase was 1.4% to 1.8% per year. The researchers say that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to alcohol related deaths…

BLOG: 4 Clues To Explain Big Alcohol’s Fundamental Conflict of Interest

Increased alcohol consumption leads to increased negative health and development impacts, but also to increased sales for the alcohol industry, placing public health and development interests in an inherent and direct conflict with corporate interests.
In this compelling article, Maik illustrates the obvious conflict of interest between the private profit interests of the alcohol industry and the public interest in health and development by exploring four key examples from around the world…

BLOG: Global Alcohol Trends of 2019

What do you learn when you spend a year (almost) curating alcohol policy and science news from around the world on a daily basis?
In her ground-breaking blog post, Tharaka outlines five major trends ranging from culture to science and policy to sustainable development. She explores major highlights of 2019 in policy and scientific developments as well as alcohol industry practices and she sketches out six thought-provoking conclusions for the future…

NEWS: WHO: NCDs Progress Monitor 2020

World leaders committed to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. With 10 years to go to achieve the target the World Health Organization (WHO) has published the NCDs Progress Monitor to give a picture of the current state in achieving this goal…

NEWS: WHO: Countries Request Accelerated Action on Alcohol

A decision unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting calls the global alcohol burden a “public health priority”. In the decision, countries request “accelerated action” on alcohol harm. 
After more than 12 hours of informal consultations during the entire week of the 146th session of the WHO Executive Board, a bloc of countries led by Thailand won the unanimous approval from the Board to develop a new global action plan to reduce alcohol harm…

BLOG: 3 Reasons Why The Alcohol-Cancer Link Is A Social Justice Issue

Alcohol-related cancer deaths are a global public health crisis. For breast cancer globally, alcohol is the single biggest risk factor. In total, alcohol-related cancer causes 650.00 deaths every year. But awareness and understanding of the alcohol-cancer link remains shockingly and a far cry from the levels of awareness of smoking and cancer. In this blog post, Maik argues that this is not only a public health issue but really a matter of social justice. He explores three dimensions that include the role of the alcohol industry, the behavior of individuals and the wider dimension of policy change…

NEWS: Czechia: Heavy Alcohol Use and Massive Harm

Czechia’s heavy alcohol use is leading to massive alcohol harm in the country. According to research data, 1.5 million Czechs are high-risk alcohol users. According to a poll conducted by research agency MEDIAN on behalf of the Ministry of Health, the average Czech consumes 14.4 liters of pure alcohol a year, which is twice as much as the global average…

NEWS: China: Pervasive Alcohol Problems in Men

A new study into alcohol in China has uncovered the pervasive alcohol problems among Chinese men. Alcohol use is increasing in China, with the alcohol problems and addiction is also increasing. The new study published in the journal “Addiction” found 8% of Chinese men reported pervasive alcohol problems.

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: Thailand: WHO Country Mission Praises Alcohol Laws

The World Health Organization’s Country Mission praises Thailand for its evidence-based alcohol policy model.
The National Alcohol Policy Committee and an international alcohol control assessment team praised Thailand for their alcohol control measures. They said the country is an example for the region. But further improvements can, should and will be made…