Tagged: IOGT-NTO

BLOG: The Power of An Idea

Sweden’s current ANDT-Strategy is expiring in 2020. A large number of civil society organizations have therefore come together to develop a shadow strategy for the government’s work to prevent and reduce harm from alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping, tobacco and gambling. The purpose is to contribute to the development of the future national ‘ANDTS-Strategy’ and in this way to strengthen and improve Sweden’s overall work to protect people from the harms caused by alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling.
In her blog post, Irma sketches out how the work of the NGO coalition came about and to fruition. It all started with the idea of one member of IOGT-NTO…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week 25

Carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Estonia, the United States, France, and India…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the alcohol policy and the coronavirus as well as the rise and fall of alcohol taxation in the United States…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes a new lobby front for Big Alcohol in Sweden, and what they are planning and the industry’s ruthlessness in the on-demand alcohol delivery business…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on the potential of alcohol taxation to reach health and development for all and on the political realities of how the potential is often ignored and squandered…

MEMBER NEWS: Sweden: IOGT-NTO Exposes Liquor Giant’s New Lobby Front Group

Sweden: IOGT-NTO Exposes Liquor Giant’s New Lobby Front Group IOGT-NTO exposes vodka giant Absolut’s efforts of political interference. IOGT-NTO, the largest popular movement in Sweden for alcohol prevention, is able to expose that vodka giant The Absolut Company has created a new, still not publicly announced, lobby front group, to interfere in Swedish alcohol policy… Read more »

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO: Advocacy for the Creation of National Center on FASD

Heart Driven IOGT-NTO members are advocating for the creation of a National Center of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). “Of all the lifestyle choices we make in connection with a pregnancy, there is nothing more important to the child’s future health and development than the choices we make about alcohol,” writes IOGT-NTO as per their website…

NEWS: Sweden: Alcohol Use Stable, Purchases Decline During COVID-19

New survey results find that alcohol use is stable in Sweden and alcohol purchases decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to this survey, total registered alcohol purchases decreased by 7% in March and April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Unregistered alcohol purchases also reported a drop by about half compared to the previous year. IOGT-NTO says these developments illustrate that basic alcohol policy assumptions work and specific measures should be improved urgently…

MEMBER NEWS: Swedish Government Nominates IOGT-NTO for EESC

The Swedish government has nominated IOGT-NTO for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Earlier in May, the Swedish Network for Non-communicable Diseases, in which IOGT NTO is a member organization, nominated Irma Kilim, IOGT-NTO’s Head of Drug Policy, as a representative to the EESC Swedish seat. The government has decided to nominate Irma Kilim as one of the 12 representatives of Sweden in the EESC…

MEMBER NEWS: Movendi Members Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

In the ongoing public health crisis that is COVID-19, Movendi International members are responding in impressive and inspiring ways. There is a vast number of member organizations who are running critical initiatives as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus and for the protection of people, families and communities. Initiatives range from information campaigns in the most marginalized villages, to online meetings and workshops, to offering healthy activities and coping advice for children, to making protective equipment and delivering face masks.
Here, we are compiling a worldwide overview of how Movendi International member organizations are stepping up in the face of this unprecedented public health crisis…

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: Sweden: Government Takes Action Against Online Wine Trade

The Swedish government has decided to take action against the online wine trade.
In recent years, the online wine trade has increased like an avalanche. From 41 vendors in 2010 to 117 vendors in 2020. Now the government wants to put a stop to it…

PRESS RELEASE: The Gaping Hole in the Stockholm Declaration for Road Safety

Joint media release of alcohol prevention and road safety civil society groups.
Civil society groups express deep concern about the complete and inexplicable omission of alcohol control measures from the Stockholm Declaration on Road Safety…