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Lithuania is discussing a ban on online alcohol ads

Lithuania's Health Ministry has proposed a set of amendments to prohibit alcohol advertisements on websites, mobile applications for smartphones, and tablets.


Ethical justifications for health warning on alcoholic beverages

In view of the strong association between alcohol and health risks including cancer, mandatory health warnings on alcoholic beverages are now being proposed in Australia. In this context, researchers from the University of Adelaide reviewed academic literature and statements from selected national advocacy groups to identify the ethical justifications that are used in relation to mandatory health warnings on alcoholic beverages.


Belgium: the social cost of legal and illegal drugs

A recent publication by the Belgian Science Policy Office (belspo) estimates for the first time the social cost to the country due to the use of addictive substances, i.e. alcohol, tobacco, psychoactive medication and illegal drugs.


Call for proposals to present at SHAAP/SARN 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars 2016/17

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce our programme for the lunchtime 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars.


Edinburgh University Law School backing Scottish Government’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing case

The Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) court case returns to the Court of Session on 7th and 8th As July, SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems), welcomes a new academic study which strongly supports the moral and legal validity of this Public Health measure.


Health Commissioner's thoughts on the Brexit

Yesterday, with my fellow EU Commissioners, I attended the extraordinary session in the European Parliament. Some photos – particularly that of my right hand - and videos have spread on social media. You will have seen me grimacing and trying to hide my despair while Nigel Farage spoke.


Diageo to provide per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on-pack

Diageo has announced Johnnie Walker as its first global brand to be on the market from early autumn providing consumers with on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve.


New report assesses explanations for lower teen drinking

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Youthful Abandon:why are young people drinking less?, suggests that improvements in parenting and the reduced affordability of alcohol are the best explanations for recent declines in underage drinking.


Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into AB InBev's practices on Belgian beer market

The European Commission has opened an investigation, on its own initiative, to assess whether Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (AB InBev) has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market by hindering imports of its beer from neighbouring countries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.


Eurostat’s latest comparative price levels for alcohol and tobacco

Read here some of the findings of Eurostat's most recent survey on alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices, which represent on average 2% and 3% of household expenditure respectively.

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