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07/07/2016

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.

07/07/2016

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.

01/07/2016

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.

01/07/2016

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.

01/07/2016

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.

30/06/2016

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.

21/06/2016

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.

21/06/2016

Sport and Alcohol – les liaisons dangereuses

ANPAA’s latest issue of Décryptages explores the controversial relationship between alcohol and sport. The publication explains that while both alcohol and sport can be associated with enjoyment and celebration, such associations are made in very different ways.

20/06/2016

State of Health in the EU: Commission pools expertise to support health policies in EU countries

The European Commission is bringing together internationally renowned expertise to strengthen country-specific and EU-wide knowledge in the field of health. This effort will support Member States in their evidence-based policy making.

20/06/2016

#OutbidChang - A David vs Goliath mission

Help a local barbershop outbid a giant alcohol company for the Everton Jersey spot. The cost is about $23 million. Our children’s heroes shouldn't be billboards and ambassadors for alcohol brands!

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