Tagged: Big Alcohol

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: USA: Alcohol Deaths (in Women) Rise Sharply

Alcohol deaths rise sharply in the United States, specifically among women.
Factors that play into this development are deregulation of alcohol by the federal government, the systematic effort of the alcohol industry to recruit more women as consumers and demographic development with alcohol-related illnesses presenting more in aging baby boomers who have consumed more alcohol in their lifetime…

NEWS: Vietnam: Heineken Tax Scheme Exposed

A new tax scheme of Heineken is exposed in Vietnam. Singapore based Heineken Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd struck a deal with Heineken Vietnam Brewery in late 2018, which was valued at over VND4.8 trillion ($207.7 million). The tax payable for the deal was VND823 billion ($35.6 million)…

NEWS: USA: Congress Extends Big Alcohol’s Tax Break

The United States Congress extends the major tax break for the alcohol industry, losing billions of dollars in government revenue and further filling the coffers of Big Alcohol shareholders and executives with growing profits.
All this money is tax revenue being lost to the government which could have been invested in health and development of people and communities across the country that are seriously affected by rampant alcohol harm. Currently, alcohol harm costs the United States $249.0 billion every year. The one year extension of the alcohol tax break has been estimated to cost the government a total $1.2 billion…

NEWS: Week #50 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

The week 50 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains alcohol policy updates about a new WHO technical package for alcohol policy, news that people consider alcohol increasingly unimportant in Scandinavia, Cambodia is set to tackle NCDs and risk factors with development assistance from Russia, and alcohol-related deaths rising in the United States.
Fresh science updates are about: The case for prioritizing action on alcohol for health and development, a new Japanese study showing any alcohol raises cancer risk, a study showing cancer risk is top reason to quit alcohol, and a new study finding that alcohol and tobacco control policy reduces cancer deaths in Australia.
The Big Alcohol monitor exposes: The difficult case of Dry January in France, Big Alcohol claiming pregnancy warning to be too costly, in Australia, and brewers incentivizing heavy student alcohol use in the Netherlands.
Special features: New report about alcohol as obstacle to development showing that 14 of 17 SDGs are adversely affected.
In the upcoming events alert we highlight: GAPC 2020, and summerLEAHP 2020…

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…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Claims Pregnancy Warning Too Costly

The newest strategy of Big Alcohol against pregnancy warning in Australia is claims that the label is too costly. Since Food Standard Australia and New Zealand released a draft label for alcohol bottles with pregnancy warning, the industry has been fighting hard against it…

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: 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…