June 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harm caused by alcohol is largest on women and youth. Harm to others caused by alcohol products is larger than harm caused by tobacco or other drugs. To address this problem and make alcohol policy solutions more available, WHO has launched SAFER – a package of the most effective interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm that impacts all people but especially children, adolescents and young persons.
SAFER is an acronym for the 5 most cost-effective interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm:
- Strengthen restrictions on alcohol availability,
- Advance and enforce drink driving counter measures,
- Facilitate access to screening, brief interventions and treatment,
- Enforce bans or comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship, and promotion and
- Raise prices on alcohol through excise taxes and pricing policies.
Movendi Child Rights group conducts a series of webinars that look at SAFER from the Child Rights Perspective. We have addressed the three firsts interventions in February, April and May 2023 and now it is time to look closer at the fourth solution: “Enforce bans or comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship, and promotion”
Bans and comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship and promotion are impactful and cost-effective measures. Enacting and enforcing bans or comprehensive restrictions on exposure to them in the digital world will bring public health benefits and help protect children, adolescents and abstainers from the pressure to start consuming alcohol.