Tagged: SAFER

NEWS: 10 Areas For Government Action On Alcohol

The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights ten areas governments could work with to prevent and reduce alcohol harm. These 10 areas have been adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010, as countries agreed the WHO Global Alcohol Strategy.
Each year 3 million lives are lost due to alcohol. The WHO global alcohol strategy seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities. It is envisaged that the global strategy will promote and support local, regional and global actions to considerably reduce morbidity and mortality due to alcohol harm and the adverse social and economic consequences of alcohol.
The global strategy focuses on ten key areas of policy options and interventions at the national level…

NEWS: Poland: Government Plans to Raise Alcohol Tax

The Polish government has unveiled plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol next year. The designed tax increase was announced in a strategic document, the Multi-year State Financial Plan for the years 2019-2022. The plan was recently published by the country’s Ministry of Finance…

NEWS: USA: Shopping While Intoxicated on Rise

A new survey reveals Americans keep spending more money while shopping under the influence of alcohol. The figure had increased by almost $10 billion last year. About 2000 Americans were surveyed by Finder to discover shopping habits while intoxicated from alcohol. Over a quarter of Americans were found to shop while being intoxicated…

NEWS: Oman: Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Increase

A royal decree has been issued to tax 100% for alcohol and tobacco and several health-harmful food and drinks. Sultan Qaboos bin Said took the decision following similar moves by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. This excise tax is applies to goods that are deemed harmful to public health and the environment. It is a result of a 2016 tax agreement by the six-nation Gulf Co-operation Council. In addition to promoting healthy living the tax is used as a way to boost revenue with the aim of using those funds for beneficial public health services… 

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Attacks Proven Alcohol Policy Measures

Big Alcohol attacks scientifically proven alcohol control measures that help save lives and promote health. Alcohol is the biggest cause for Liver Disease in Europe. Specialists in liver disease advice alcohol should carry warning labels about health risks, the marketing of alcohol directly to the public should be banned, and it should be more expensive…