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02/05/2013

Minimum pricing will bring “substantial health and social benefits” says new IAS report

A new report published today by IAS summarises the latest evidence on minimum pricing and rebuts some common criticisms (often from vested interest groups) of the policy.

30/04/2013

European Alcohol and Health Forum (April 25 2013) - Flash report and presentations

Please follow the link to the Flash Report and presentations delivered during the 12th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum held in Brussels on April 25 2013.

29/04/2013

Turkish Green Crescent host Global Alcohol Policy Symposium

Around 1,200 health experts representing 45 countries gathered last week in Istanbul at an international symposium on alcohol policy.

26/04/2013

Inventive, ubiquitous, intrusive…. Heineken’s new social media strategy

Brewer steps up mobile focus to drive more fan engagement from social media marketing.

25/04/2013

Study reveals alcohol industry tactics to influence alcohol policy reform in Scotland

New report reveals alcohol industry ignored, misrepresented and undermined scientific evidence in submissions to the Scottish Government's 2008 consultation

24/04/2013

In the fight against alcohol misuse, pricing policies are the way to go

Today Members of the European Parliament from various political groups, along with representatives of governments, leading academics and public health organisations, have renewed their support for strong measures to bring down the current high rate of alcohol misuse in Europe.

24/04/2013

Alcohol minimum pricing and alcohol attributable hospital admissions

A new article shows the effectivess of minimum pricing in lowering alcohol attributable hospital admissions.

22/04/2013

World Health Authorities meet in Istanbul to discuss alcohol policy

The Turkish Green Crescent Society will hold the first symposium on alcohol policies in Turkey with the World Health Organization. Margaret Chan, will be a guest speaker.

17/04/2013

The ‘Irresponsibility Deal’? : Public Health and Big Business

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) an alliance of medical professionals hosted a conference in Edinburgh on vested commercial interests in the food, tobacco and alcohol industry.

15/04/2013

WHO confirms that the alcohol industry has no role in the formulation of alcohol policies

More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.