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NEWS: Anchorage, USA: Local Alcohol Tax Makes Economic Sense

Local alcohol tax in Anchorage, USA makes economic sense as it reduces the health, social and economic burden of alcohol harm.
Out of the two local alcohol tax proposals which were in discussion, the Anchorage Assembly members have advanced the 5% alcohol tax increase to be voted on by Anchorage voters in the ballot of the April 7, 2020 Municipal Election.
As Movendi International previously reported the 5% tax increase is estimated to raise between $11 million to $15 million in revenue. Based on a $11.8 million estimate, the revenue is to be spent as follows…

NEWS: Week #26 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, exposing Big Alcohol, and a new blog post from our global voices.
For week 26, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Zimbabwe, the UK, the United States, Ireland and Northern Europe and cover road safety issues, economic harm, alcohol and cancer, minimum unit pricing and alcohol taxation issues.
Fresh science updates explores alcohol’s effects on agency, a content analysis of alcohol being depicted TV, and the role of students’ assumptions about their peers’ alcohol use for their own alcohol consumption.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry lobbying for massive deregulation in the United States, a troubled partnership of DryJuly with Big Alcohol and Major League Soccer opening the floodgates for alcohol promotions.
From our Global Voices Blog Portal, Viktor makes the case for why we need a new public health agenda…

NEWS: UK: Staggering Costs of Alcohol at Workplace

A new report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) reports, In the UK, as many as 89,000 people may be turning up to work hungover or under the influence of alcohol every day. The cost to the economy is up to £1.4 billion a year due to this reason…

NEWS: Ghana: National Alcohol Policy Launched

A national policy to regulate the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol has been launched in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol A Major Burden For Economy

New estimates say excess alcohol consumption cost the U.S. economy a quarter-trillion dollars in 2010. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put a figure on how much it costs the American economy: $249 billion. That includes spending on health care as well as the economic toll of lost productivity, car crashes, crime, and deaths attributable to alcohol consumption. The biggest economic burden from alcohol manifests in the workplace. Alcohol cost $77 billion in impaired productivity at work in 2010, according to the CDC’s breakdown published in the American Journal of Preventive Health…

BLOG: Planning Strategy And Preparing Advocacy Action

Day #6 of the capacity-building trip through East Africa was devoted to a workshop with BAPA, RADAPA, and KAPA – abbreviations that stand for incredibly dedicated and heart-driven people who are committing to tremendous efforts for promoting a freer, richer life in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya…

BLOG: Free Trade That Puts People Over Profits

We simply need to ensure that alcohol is not dealt with like it was an ordinary commodity. Alcohol is no ordinary commodity. And so we, together and heart driven, need to ensure that our decision-makers put people over profit and give higher consideration to Human Rights than to the interests of corporations, like Big Alcohol.