Welcome to the weekly Alcohol Issues Newsletter No. 25 with carefully curated alcohol policy news, highlights from our latest science digest, brand new Big Alcohol revelations, and a special feature to keep you in the know about the most important alcohol issues.
This newsletter also provides information on two special events.

This week’s Special Feature explores: the latest science about alcohol and cancer.

A brand new study, published in The Lancet, illustrates the global cancer burden caused by alcohol. The new scientific findings add further evidence to the growing body of research detailing the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.
This Special Feature No. 25 is therefore dedicated to provide a state of the art overview of how the products and practices of the alcohol industry fuel cancer in humans.

Alcohol issues from our Policy Newsfeed cover:

  1. Scotland’s historic decrease in alcohol sales;
  2. Netherlands improving alcohol policy solutions, including getting rid of price promotions with over 25% discounts;
  3. South Africa introducing another temporary alcohol sales ban to curb the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus;
  4. The World Bank’s advice to Nigeria to increase excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco to boost development;
  5. Sri Lanka blocking an attempt to sell alcohol online, which is against the country’s alcohol law; and
  6. Australia’s lack of awareness about alcohol harms revealed in a new poll.

Alcohol issues from our Science Digest cover:

  1. A unique study examining the socioeconomic inequalities in the incidence of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease;
  2. One study estimating the burden of alcohol on ambulance callouts;
  3. A study showing enhanced labeling of alcohol products would improve people’s recognition of alcohol’s risks;
  4. A research article on taking steps toward coherent global governance of alcohol; and
  5. A paper discussing alcohol prevention on municipality level.

Alcohol issues from our Big Alcohol Watch exposes this week:

  1. How Big Wine is benefitting during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis;
  2. Big Alcohol opening even more alcohol shops in South Africa during the pandemic; and
  3. Alcohol industry’s use of twitter to drive growth in alcohol use during the pandemic.

Our Special Event Alert highlights:

  1. The 17th Annual INEBRIA Conference organized by the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA), The Program on Substance Abuse of The Generalitat of Catalonia and the non-profit organization SANGATH.

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Special Feature – No. 25

The latest science about alcohol and cancer

A brand new study, published in The Lancet, iIllustrates the global cancer burden caused by alcohol. The new scientific findings add further evidence to the growing body of research detailing the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.
This Special Feature No. 25 is therefore dedicated to provide a state of the art overview of how the products and practices of the alcohol industry fuel cancer in humans.

Special Event Alert


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