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Do not drown your sorrows in alcohol – let’s talk

Today (7th April) is the World Health Day with the focus this year on depression. Alcohol consumption is associated with depression and anxiety disorders.


Maltese presidency put spotlight on road safety

Transport ministers of the Member State of the European Union (EU) reconfirmed their commitment to improving road safety by adoption of ministerial declaration on roads safety earlier this week (29 March 2017) in Malta.


First Worldwide Outdoor Campaign on Road Safety by the FIA

Never Drink and Drive is the message from Nico Rosberg, a German former Formula One racing driver and current Formula One World Champion.


Réforme européenne de l’audiovisuel : les jeunes doivent être mieux protégés contre l’exposition à la publicité pour des boissons alcoolisées

Alors que la Directive européenne sur les services de médias audiovisuels est en cours de révision, l’ANPAA invite les eurodéputés et le gouvernement français à défendre une position forte pour protéger la santé des consommateurs les plus vulnérables que sont les enfants et les mineurs.


Alcohol Labelling - What is really in our drinks?

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s long-awaited report on alcohol labelling in line with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.


Governments urged to step up fight against drug driving

Increased levels of enforcement, specialist rehabilitation programmes and more investment in research and data collection are needed to tackle drug driving in Europe according to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), authors of a new report.


Drink Less and Gain More

No matter how much you drink, find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at, a new website from the Health Service Executive (Ireland).


Young people in Switzerland are increasingly rejecting smoking and drugs, but still enjoy drinking alcohol, according to a new survey

19,233 young people aged 14 to 24 were questioned during December by newspaper 20 Minutes. 71 percent of young were saying drinking alcohol was a cool thing to do, with only 21 percent saying they never drank, reported by The Local, Switzerland.


Scottish Government urged to curb alcohol marketing to protect children

Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies grooming children.


February - a month with water

Over 122 460 people in Belgium are passing February without drinking a drop of alcohol - Tournée Minérale. Figures show that in 2013, 82% of Belgians drank alcohol, despite the risks associated with alcohol consumption. Tournée Minérale is an initiative of the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and a number of partners, among them a Eurocare member - VAD.

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