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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #20

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Lithuania, South Africa, the United States and Russia…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the normalization of the alcohol-free way of life among teenagers, alcohol industry interference with cancer warning label research and alcohol use in times of COVID-19…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how alcohol companies are affected by COVID-19 counter-measures, the alcohol industry’s advertising onslaught in Australia, and aggressive lobbying in Thailand…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on how the current crisis might affect alcohol norms, habits and use patterns with stories from Germany, Australia, Pakistan, and Kenya…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Hides Fact Alcohol Causes Cancer From Public

The latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one of the top journals in the international substance use field runs a series of groundbreaking research into alcohol labeling effects. Big Alcohol influence and legal threats to shut down some of the studies and distorting and denying of data show that Big Alcohol hides the fact that “alcohol causes cancer” from the public…

REPORT: Labels on Alcohol Bottles Increase Awareness of Alcohol Harms, Guidelines

A series of journal articles published on the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Volume 81, Issue 2) in March support that when alcohol bottles come with conspicuous labels providing information on the risks of alcohol consumption or alcohol use guidelines, people are better informed about alcohol’s harms and may cut down their alcohol use…

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NEWS: Russia: Alcohol Policy Reforms Yield Results

Alcohol policy reforms in Russia yield positive results for the country by reducing alcohol consumption and related harm.
Russia used to hold the title for being one of the countries in the world with the highest alcohol consumption. Now the rank has fallen to 14th – on par with Germany and France. Twelve years ago Russian per capita alcohol use was about 15 litres per year. Now it has declined to about 10 litres…

NEWS: Australia: Cancer Council WA Calls Out Opportunistic Alcohol Marketing

Following an avalanche of alcohol ads on print and social media, the Cancer Council WA has called out the alcohol industry for opportunistic alcohol marketing. The organization says the alcohol industry is opportunistically using the COVID-19 pandemic to present themselves as responsible corporate citizens when their real motivation was to promote their products and brands…

REPORT: Health Warning Labels on Alcohol and Snacks May Reduce Consumption

Image-and-text health warning labels depicting bowel cancer showed greatest potential for reducing selection and consumption of alcoholic drinks and energy-dense snacks, although they were the least acceptable.
Laboratory and field studies are needed to assess their impact on selection and consumption…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #11

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Sweden, Wales, Kenya and the Women’s Rights movement. The Latest Science Digest covers the link between alcohol availability and violence, how older women perceive their own alcohol use, the link between alcohol, DNA damage and cancer, and the alcohol expectancies that children hold. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes an ugly new trend, the lobbying onslaught in Ireland, and another self-regulation failure in the UK. The Special Feature deals with the growing need for better regulation of digital alcohol trade…

BLOG: New Momentum For EU Alcohol Policy From 2020 And Beyond

The new decade brings new challenges and opportunities for EU alcohol policy.
In his compelling analysis, Kalle writes that the formal interest in alcohol policy from the European Commission is seemingly continuing its steady decline, with a reduction in specific actions, work streams and meetings.
Nevertheless, Kalle tracks a surprising number of trends that could positively impact EU- and national-level alcohol-policy making…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Fails Labeling Update

Big Alcohol fails at labelling update as it is revealed nearly three quarters of alcohol sold in the United Kingdom do not follow government guidelines.
After 4 years of the new alcohol use guidelines having been in practice in the UK, Big Alcohol is still failing to bring their labels in line with the new information…

REPORT: DNA Repair Mechanism Links Alcohol And Cancer

The DNA in human cells is susceptible to a barrage of agents that can cause damage, including radiation or toxic substances such as alcohol.
Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K., have discovered a new way in which the human body repairs DNA damage caused by a degradation product of alcohol. That knowledge underlines the link between alcohol consumption and cancer…