Week #48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up
WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE, INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, Big Alcohol revelations as well as upcoming event announcements.
Content for week 48
Alcohol policy updates provide insights into:
- Alcohol Policy on Agenda of the Czech Prime Minister and the Visegrad Four,
- Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs,
- WHO: New Report about Alcohol’s Harms to Others,
- Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling,
- OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth, and
- Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising…
Fresh science updates are about:
- Predictions on Alcohol Use from Age of Initiation, and
- Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in the Nordic Countries…
The Big Alcohol monitor exposes:
- France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January,
- Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use, as well as
- Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption…
Upcoming events alert you to:
- Register for GAPC 2020, and
- Save the date for summerLEAHP 2020.
Alcohol Policy on Agenda of Czech PM and V4
Alcohol policy is on the agenda of the Czech Prime Minister and the Visegrad Four countries, as shown by the recent discussions with Dr Piroska Östlin, WHO Europe’s Regional Director ad interim.
Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs
Norway has launched a new and ground-breaking international development strategy “Better Health, Better Lives” to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the risk factors as part of its international development assistance.
WHO: New Report about Alcohol’s Harms to Others
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new report about alcohol’s harms to others.
Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling
Six pallets of beer. Every day. A Swedish family has been uncovered in their operation to smuggle several hundred boxes almost every day.
OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth
A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report has found health spending is set to outpace GDP growth in almost every OECD country.
Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising
A new study has found that binge alcohol use is rising in Switzerland.
Original Quantitative Research – Age at First Alcohol Use Predicts Current Alcohol Use, Binge Drinking and Mixing of Alcohol with Energy Drinks among Ontario Grade 12 Students in the COMPASS Study
Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in the Nordic Countries: Results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017
France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January
Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use
Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption
The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 (GAPC 2020)
GAPC 2020 Theme
“Alcohol, Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all.”
This theme maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol.
GAPC 2020 Registration
Follow this link to the registration website.
Deadline for early bird registration is January 10, 2020.
summerLEAHP 2020 is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership.
summerLEAHP 2020 is a unique hub for youth leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy for better and healthier environments for youth.