Tagged: Life Set Free

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Increase for UHC

Kenya will see an increase of alcohol and tobacco taxation as part of the effort to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The Kenyan government is set to raise excise duties on cigarettes, wines and liquor by fifteen per cent in part of newly proposed tax measures aimed at mobilizing resources for the Sh 3.02 trillion 2019-2020 budget…

NEWS: Scotland: Kids Exposed to Pervasive Alcohol

Alcohol Focus Scotland is working with the Children’s Parliament to build support for the concept of an alcohol-free childhood for young people. A group of 9 to 11-year-old “investigators” have been working with Alcohol Focus Scotland and 100 of their peers in three Edinburgh primary schools…

NEWS: Europe: Impressive Sales Growth of Alcohol-Free Drinks

Countries like the UK and Germany are expected to achieve impressive growth per year in sales of zero alcohol beverages, according to new research.
Brand new data from Zenith Global predicts sales growth of almost 10% a year over the next five years for European No Alcohol Drinks in the UK. This would be the highest sales growth in alcohol-free drinks in Europe. But Germany is set to be  the first to reach 1 billion litres by 2023. The European market was worth €5.9bn in 2018 and will be worth €9.3bn in 2023, according to the research…

NEWS: Lithuania: Kids’ Protection from Alcohol Marketing Improved

The Lithuanian parliament has adopted amendments to the country’s Law on Alcohol Control banning production and retail of food products, beverages, toys and other goods for children if their design imitates alcoholic drinks…

EVENT: IOGT Webinar Series

IOGT International arranges webinars, exclusively for its membership. The purpose of these webinars is to explore current advocacy issues,
coordinate about joint campaigning on global occasions, build capacity and update about latest developments in global affairs and science relating to alcohol and other drug prevention, exchange best practices, and inspire with success stories from around the IOGT movement. Participation is for IOGT International members only…

REPORT: Mindsets of Addiction: Implications for Treatment Intentions

The goal of the current work is to contribute to the critical dialogue regarding consequences of different communications about the nature of addiction by offering a new theoretical approach.
The current work finds support for an innovative theoretical approach for understanding motivation to seek treatment among individuals with probable substance use problems…

EVENT: WHA72 Side Event: Health Promotion Through The Life Course

IFA, IFMSA and IOGT International cordially invite you to our WHA72 side event
HEALTH PROMOTION THROUGH THE LIFE-COURSE: A call to action to leave no one behind
Promoting health through the life course means to invest in prevention and to provide treatment and care services whenever and for whoever necessary. This side event explores the realities of adolescence and youth as well as older age in relation to NCDs risk factors. We will as well explore commonalities to foster synergies in a life course approach to health promotion. Finally, this side event will discuss solutions and their evidence-base that help promote health and quality of life among adolescents and older people.
The objective of this side event is to inform decision-makers about cost-effective, high-impact, evidence-based solutions that are available to protect and promote the health of youth and older people…

REPORT: Alcohol Excess – Time for New Measures?

Author Helen Salisbury explores the question “when industries make money from selling products that cause harm, can we expect them to contribute meaningfully to improving public health?”, following two articles published in BMJ. The author questions the the ubiquity of alcohol in our social culture. Specially considering the harmful effects alcohol is known to cause…

NEWS: Youth: Shifting Image of Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

A new study reports youth in Finland and Australia are shifting to an alcohol-free lifestyle. The study found they are using similar mechanisms in maintaining their abstention and to manage the potential exclusion by peers who use alcohol. Youth who are choosing to live alcohol-free manage the possible stigma and social exclusion that comes from their choice not simply by hiding their abstention, but also actively redefining social situations and practices…

BLOG: Mind Your Power: Of Placebos, Outer And Inner Strength

A powerful blog post about alcohol and other placebos.
Viktor connects two seemingly unrelated topics, through science and smart analogies, in a compelling exploration of the power of our perceptions and how our minds can impact both our inner and outer strength…