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REPORT: Exploring the Gap in the Public’s Understanding of the Links between Alcohol and Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK and carries an enormous cost burden, both financial and personal. Around one in four cancers however are lifestyle-related, and therefore ultimately preventable. This includes alcohol, but awareness of this fact among the public is low comparative to cancer links with smoking.
This is a significant public health issue.
Alcohol accounts for 11,894 cancer cases per year in the UK…

NEWS: Sydney, Australia: Lockout Laws Weakened

Sydney’s lockout laws will be removed in CBD from January 14, 2020. The changes will affect all venues in Sydney’s CBD including Oxford Street but the laws will remain in place in Kings Cross.
The lockout laws – which came into effect in 2014 – included measures such as 1:30 AM last entry and 3:00 AM last serving of alcohol. Both have been scrapped for Sydney’s CBD.
The NSW government has watered down the laws, by taking out the last entry measure and extending last serving to 3:30 AM. To further weaken alcohol policy measures, liquor shop hours have been increased from 11:00 PM to midnight…

NEWS: Ukraine: Privatization of Alcohol Retail Monopoly

Ukraine has abolished the government-run alcohol retail monopoly leading to privatization of alcohol sales in the country.
In parliament, 293 out of the 422 members voted in favor of the law to abolish the Ukrainian alcohol retail monopoly named Ukrspyrt and President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law recently…

NEWS: WHO: New Technical Guide for Alcohol Policy

The World Health Organization has released a brand new technical document guiding alcohol policy formulation. The new technical guide comprises the five most cost-effective and high-impact strategies that help governments to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and related health, social and economic consequences…

NEWS: France: The Difficult Case of Dry January

In France the case of dry January has been difficult from since the day it was proposed and even before plans were set. The French National Association of Prevention of Alcoholism and Addictions has been pushing for a “Dry January” campaign in France following the one in UK which has helped 4 million people reduce alcohol use…

REPORT: Prioritising Action On Alcohol For Health And Development

Despite the existence of cost effective interventions to reduce alcohol harm, many countries are not giving it the attention it deserves, say Dag Rekve and colleagues…

NEWS: Sweden: Local Politicians Lobby for More Alcohol Licenses

Over one in three alcohol officers say they have been subjected to attempts by influences from politicians or other officials, according to P1 Program Kaliber’s survey. More than half the country’s 300 alcohol officers were a part of the survey. About half of these officers believe politicians let business interests go before alcohol law…

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…

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…