Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Russia, the Baltics, Africa and deal with COVID-19. The Latest Science Digest covers how alcohol policy can help alleviate the strain on the healthcare system, new findings about alcohol policy and road safety and the link between alcohol use disorder and suicide. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis with four examples from Australia, Poland, Scotland and the United States. And this week’s Special Feature deals with the topic of alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic…


Week 14, March 27 – April 3, 2020

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.

This week’s special feature deals with alcohol and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Worldwide Alcohol Policy News

Worldwide alcohol policy news newsletter

  1. Africa: Big Alcohol Making Inroads.
    Read the complete story here…
  2. Russia: Alcohol Deaths Decline Due To Warm Winter.
    Read the complete story here…
  3. Estonia-Latvia: Border Controls Halt Alcohol Tourism.
    Read the complete story here…
  4. How COVID-19 Affects Alcohol, Advertising Industries.
    Read the complete story here…

Worldwide Latest Science Digest

Latest Science Digest Newsletter

  1. “Can We Improve The NHS’s Ability to Tackle Covid-19 through Emergency Public Health Interventions?”
    Get to the scientific opinion…
  2. “Alcohol Policies and Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Involving Blood Alcohol Concentrations Below 0.08%”
    Get to the study…
  3. “Alcohol Use Disorder and Risk of Suicide in a Swedish Population-Based Cohort”
    Find the research article here…

Worldwide Big Alcohol Watch

Big Alcohol Watch newsletter

  1. Australia: Cancer Council WA Calls Out Opportunistic Alcohol Marketing
  2. Poland: Big Alcohol Lobbies For Online Retail Permission
  3. Scotland: Diageo Workers Request Halt of Operations
  4. Big Alcohol Exposed: Coors Cancels Two Ads

Special Feature: Alcohol and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 spreads around the world and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), we have entered unexpected times when we are all of a sudden exposed to a completely unforseen situation, in which conditions change rapidly, and our lives have to be re-organized.

People, families, communities, workplaces and companies, the healthcare system and entire societies have to adjust to the situation – physical distancing, home quarantine, countries in lockdown, societies in hibernation.

All this affects also alcohol harm in individual people and on population level, alcohol policy-making and alcohol industry conduct. Above, we expose alcohol industry strategies to capitalize on this crisis. Below we cover different dimensions of alcohol harm, offer resources and advice for people and communities.

    2. Blog post: “What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Vulnerable Children” by Mona Örjes
    3. Blog post: “Myths and Truths About Alcohol and COVID-19” by Maik Dünnbier
    4. Movendi International’s Physical Distancing Coping Kit
    5. Virtual Tools, Real Help: Staying Sober During Pandemic
    6. WHO: Alcohol Use NOT a COVID-19 Coping Tool
    7. UK: Doctors Call For Higher Alcohol Prices To Reduce NHS Burden
    8. WHO: Mental Health, Psychosocial Advice During COVID-19 Outbreak
    9. WHO Tips for Healthy Living in Quarantine: No Alcohol, Tobacco

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