Week 26, June 22 – 26, 2020

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, Big Alcohol Watch, a Upcoming Event Alert and another Special Feature.

This week, Alcohol Policy News deal with the ‘Loi Evin’ in France, the ‘Dietary Guidelines’ in the United States, the price tag for alcohol use disorder, and with WHO Europe’s Draft European Program of Work …

The Latest Science Digest covers the groundbreaking analysis of the pass-through rates of alcohol taxation, the relation between alcohol outlet density and alcohol use disorder in communities, and the power of health taxes…

In this week’s Big Alcohol Watch we expose the free beer scheme of the alcohol industry, reveal how Big Alcohol targets women and illustrate latest evidence about the failure of alcohol marketing self-regulation…

The Special Feature this week sheds more light on the indications for a new tidal wave of alcohol harm as consequence of COVID-19, building on factors fueling the alcohol burden already before the current pandemic…

Worldwide Alcohol Policy News

Worldwide alcohol policy news newsletter

Worldwide Latest Science Digest

Latest Science Digest Newsletter

  • Guest expert blog post by Ce Shang

“The Pass-Through Rates of Excise Taxes to Alcoholic Beverage Prices: New Evidence from OECD Countries”

Get to the full blog post here…

  • “The Pass-Through of Alcohol Excise Taxes to Prices in OECD Countries”
    Get to the digest of the Research article here…
  • “Microecological Relationships Between Area Income, Off‐Premise Alcohol Outlet Density, Drinking Patterns, and Alcohol Use Disorders: The East Bay Neighborhoods Study”
    Get to the digest of the Original article here…
  • “Harnessing the power of health taxes”
    Get to the digest of the scientific analysis here…

Worldwide Big Alcohol Watch

Big Alcohol Watch newsletter

Worldwide Special Events Update

Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region: results from the update report on the evidence and recommended policy actions

WHO Europe Online Webinar

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 9.45 – 11.30 CEST

To sign up, please send your full name, job title, organization and contact details to

Get to the program of the webinar here…

Special Feature

COVID-19 and the Tidal Wave of Alcohol Harm

In countries around the world, communities are raising concern about factors emerging that are forming a perfect storm driving alcohol and other drug use disorders to higher rates than ever seen before – the pandemic, unemployment, distress, heavy alcohol burden to begin with, as well as diminished personal and community support services for people affected by substance use problems.

Mental health experts are anticipating a steep rise in alcohol harm, opioid abuse, suicides, domestic violence and depression that could rival the toll from COVID-19 itself. All this is by political design, as law makers favor Big Alcohol’s profits over communities’ health services.

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