Tagged: Cancer

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: EU: Plans for New Cancer Prevention Roadmap

The EU has unveiled a new cancer prevention roadmap.
Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has announced that the Commission will kick-off the discussion on the ‘Europe’s beating cancer plan’ on February 4, 2020 – on the occasion of World Cancer Day, while the communication and action plan itself is expected towards the end of 2020…

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: 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…

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: France: Flavored Wine Tax Approved by the Senate

French MPs have approved creation of a higher tax for wines with extra flavouring. These include widely available Rosé Pamplemousse or White Pêche wines. Accordingly these wines can be taxed at the higher level of €3 per decilter of alcohol, which will add around €1.50 to the cost of a 75cl bottle…

NEWS: Cancer Risk Surges When Smoking Mixed With Alcohol

According to new guidance provided by the The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), cancer risk increases significantly when smoking and consuming alcohol occur together.
The guide for medics, called “Alcohol and Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals” states smokers who use alcohol are 30 times more likely to get mouth or throat cancer than those who use tobacco or alcohol alone…