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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #16

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 the United States (twice), South Africa and from the World Health Organization (special highlight).
The Latest Science Digest covers the question whether wine bottle size matters for amount and speed of consumption and the topic of gender, age, and country-specific difference in alcohol use.
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry scrambles to innovate and adapt to the public health crisis and a powerful blog by Lucy Rocca exposes how the alcohol industry keeps people in denial about their own and societies’ alcohol problems.
This week’s Special Feature deals with the positive alcohol policy outside of the COVID-19 context…

WHO Europe alcohol covid19 advice

NEWS: WHO: Restrict Alcohol Access During COVID-19 Lockdown

The WHO Regional Offices for Europe, the Americas (PAHO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) have released important new guidance and advice on alcohol and COVID-19. With the new factsheet WHO reminds people that consuming alcohol does not protect them from COVID-19, and encourages governments to enforce measures which limit alcohol consumption…

NEWS: New Policy Brief: Alcohol Taxation in the Americas

A new policy brief on alcohol policy by the Pan American Health Organization has found taxation to be the most effective in reducing alcohol consumption. The report highlights Alcohol is a psychoactive substance which caused 379,000 deaths (5.4% of all deaths) in the Americas in 2016…

REPORT: Alcohol and Road Traffic Injuries in Latin America and the Caribbean

The finding that the presence of alcohol increases risk among drivers and non-drivers alike may further help to drive interventions targeting passengers and pedestrians.
Measures to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption among drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in RTI, within the scope of global and local strategies to reduce alcohol consumption shouldn’t be postponed in LAC…

NEWS: PAHO: New Technical Note On Alcohol Marketing

Countries can improve public health by regulating the marketing of alcoholic beverages to reduce its consumption and related harms, and the Pan American Health Organization has developed new principles for countries to consider in developing these regulations…

NEWS: The Americas: 1st Alcohol Status Report

The first Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas was released today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The report warns that alcohol use and harm have increased in the Americas over a five-year period and recommends measures to limit availability, restrict marketing, and raise prices of alcohol by increasing taxes…

NEWS: The Americas: New Task Force Tackling NCDs

PAHO/WHO and the OAS launch new Inter-American Task Force on NCDs to accelerate multisectoral action to combat Non-communicable diseases New task force will provide policy advice and technical assistance to strengthen country capacity and promote action across all sectors to prevent premature deaths from Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The group of agencies concerned about the burden… Read more »