Tagged: Research

NEWS: Research Overview: Taxing Harmful Commodities

The Center for Global Development (CGD) has compiled an useful overview of organizations conducting research into taxing harmful commodities, including tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks.
From the CGD overview, it is evident that in comparison to tobacco taxation research initiatives and even compared to research in sugar-sweetened beverage research, much more needs to be done with regards to alcohol taxation. Research initiatives appear to be much scarcer in the field of alcohol taxation, and originate only from the World Health Organization…

NEWS: UK: New Prevention Research Initiative

SPECTRUM, a new consortium for prevention research has been awarded £5.9 million funding from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP). SPECTRUM research will focus on commercial determinants of health and health inequalities, considering alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food. Commercial determinants are strategies and approaches used by commercial companies to promote products and choices that are detrimental to health…

NEWS: Innovative Study Predicts Future Alcohol Trends

An innovative study called “Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies (CASCADE)” is designed to predict future alcohol consumption trends. 
This new study, led by engineering professor, Robin Purshouse, attempts to explain and predict population-level alcohol trends over time using agent-based models…

NEWS: Rwanda: President Launches SDGs Center

Rwandan president Paul Kagame launches Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa
Africa has taken its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a step further by launching an SDG center for the continent. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda officially launched the center at an international conference in Kigali…

NEWS: England: Death Toll From Alcohol Cancer

Alcohol-related cancer is projected to kill 135,000 in England by 2035
Cancer Research UK commissioned Sheffield University to conduct a new study into the extent, burden and costs of alcohol-related cancers. The findings are crucial: Alcohol-related cancers will cause about 135,000 deaths and cost the NHS £2bn over the next 20 years in England, unless concerted action is taken to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption and related harm…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Profiting From Alcohol Harm

Big Alcohol: Profiting alcohol harm – shows new international research
New research from the International Alcohol Control study, coordinated by Massey University in New Zealand, demonstrates the extent to which the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol to drive its profits…