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Alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer risk

The alcohol industry (AI) is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.


Pubs call for action on cheap supermarket alcohol

British publicans see cheap supermarket alcohol as the single greatest threat to their industry, and support government action to raise prices, according to a new Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) report.


Can we trust the alcohol industry to label itself?

Earlier this week report from the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) found that alcohol producers in the UK are failing to communicate drinking guidelines. Can the industry deliver then at the European level? They have 6 months left to propose industry wide alcohol labelling arrangement to the European Commission.


European Table Tennis Championships of Abstinence Environments

The Mazovian Union of Abstinence Association and Polish National Council of Abstinence Unions are organising first European Table Tennis Championships.


Latest data on alcohol consumption

European Commission updated data for total alcohol consumption 2014/2015.


European Commission estimates how many lives are lost due to alcohol

The EU Alcohol Strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol-related harm was devised for period 2006-2012.


European Union presidency discussions consider policy options for alcohol labelling

In advance of the informal meeting of ministries of health in Tallinn on 21 July 2017, WHO/Europe prepared a report on the topic as a discussion document.


Foundation for Liver Research makes the ‘financial case’ for action on liver disease

The Foundation for Liver Research, an organisation of leading hepatologists, has brought together a range of statistics on the economic, social and fiscal impact of liver disease in its new report: 'Financial case for action on liver disease'.


Health ministers explore EU-wide solutions to tackle alcohol related harm in Europe

At the 21 July informal meeting in Tallinn, the EU ministers for health discussed the issue of reducing alcohol-related harm in Europe.


Do the fruity beers change the market?

Traditionally a fermented beverage that is made from grain, is a beer, and if it is made from fruit other than apples or pears, it is a wine. What about the increasing number of fruity beers on the market these days?

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