Tagged: United Kingdom

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Tax Reform Saves Lives

Introducing a tax targeted at products with high alcohol content and cheap pricing would save lives in the UK, without impacting moderate and low-level alcohol consumers in the United Kingdom. New research published in the medical journal PLOS Medicine shows that alcohol in the UK is now more affordable than it has been in decades, and new increased tax obligations should be implemented to decrease alcohol-related mortality…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Out Of Touch With Reality

One fact is that the alcohol industry is out of touch with reality. It’s words, talking points and PR messages are grotesquely different from its actions and impact on the world.

NEWS: Alcohol, Tobacco Rip Whole In Personal Finances

Alcohol and tobacco use are drains on personal finances and rip wholes into people’s wallets and bank accounts. A new study released Tuesday by the personal finance organization WalletHub gives us a rough idea of the fact that tobacco, like alcohol use, expenditures are ripping wholes into the wallets and bank accounts of people…

NEWS: NE England: Alcohol Epidemic Among Youth

A record number of people in the North East of England are turning to alcohol and plunging the region into an alcohol epidemic, latest figures reveal. The statistics show that more and more teenagers are in need of treatment for the alcohol consumption. Last year, almost 300 children under the age of 14 and younger had to be treated for their alcohol problems. The figures have been released from the NHS England following a Freedom of Information request…

NEWS: Kids Heavily Targeted By Big Alcohol On YouTube

Children between the ages of 13 to 15 years are most exposed to alcohol and tobacco imagery and lyrics on YouTube , according to new data published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health…

BLOG: The Curious Case Of All The New Guidelines

A curious case has emerged as both in the United States and United Kingdom new guidelines on “healthy behaviour” were issued recently. The curious case of all the new guidelines. One opinion piece this week ran with the headline: “We need the truth about alcohol…” That is spot on. But what has unfolded in public debate concerning the new guidelines is often far from the truth…

NEWS: UK: Online Shops Fail To Check Age On Alcohol Sales

In the United Kingdom, online shops fail to check age on alcohol sales, new research shows. A survey finds less than half of delivery staff ask for ID when handing over goods that minors are banned from buying. This failure by the alcohol industry to comply with the law means children can get their hands on alcohol… Read more »

NEWS: UK: What About YouTH Survey

The What About YouTH Survey has been released in the United Kingdom. Affluent teens twice as likely to use alcohol regularly, study finds. Middle-class parents warned against introducing children to alcohol at home as survey shows proportionally fewer teens from lower socio-economic classes continue using alcohol…

BLOG: Supporting Children Of Alcoholics Comprehensively

For a comprehensive conversation about the needs of children of alcoholics, alcohol policy, prevention and alcohol free environments need to be addressed along with more common aspects of the conversation, like breaking the taboo and stigma, ensuring early identification and providing treatment and help. But children of alcoholics don’t only have “special needs”. They also have needs like any other young person and society needs to do a better job to build inclusive environments to allow them all to thrive together…