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In France, few topics in public health are as complex as alcohol consumption. Such complexity leads to multiple perspectives, where the alcohol lobby representatives often see health consequences as nothing more than an obstacle to be overcome.
The current revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is the opportunity to free Europe’s children and youth from health-harmful marketing. Undersigned organisations call on Members of the European Parliament to grasp this opportunity and improve the Directive.
Today, nearly 40 childrens’ rights, family, consumer, public health, alcohol control, and medical organisations launched a joint call to Members of the European Parliament for ambitious action to free Europe’s children, youth and parents from aggressive marketing of products harmful to health and future well-being.
Published earlier this year by Alcoologie et Addictologie, an article written by Basset and Rigaud (2016) discusses how the lobby of the alcohol industry in France is constantly attacking public health.
The WP6 is now presenting the result of their 3 years of hard work.
The European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance (EUFASD) gathered around 200 participants from 23 countries in London between 12 and 15 September.
A new report from SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems), Alcohol Policy in Scotland and Ireland: European Trailblazers or Celtic Fringes?, compares alcohol-related problems and welcomes innovative policy responses in Ireland and Scotland, also recognising the need to work at a pan-European level.
The lifelong disabilities caused by exposure to alcohol in pregnancy (known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders), along with other negative effects of exposure to alcohol on the pregnancy, are an important public health concern.
The international communication campaign to raise awareness of the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol.