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02/04/2013

Increase in alcohol-related cancers despite well-established link

A new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has found that hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancer in England have jumped 28% in just eight years.

25/03/2013

Eurocare publishes second library of alcohol health warning labels

It is Eurocare’s wish that this proposal will serve as a starting point for much needed discussion around labelling of alcoholic beverages in the European Union (EU).

25/03/2013

Alcohol charity launches DrinkHelp.ie

A new website to assist people seeking help and support in relation to alcohol-related issues has been launched in Ireland.

21/03/2013

NEW: Guidelines to develop healthier and safer nightlife environments

The European Club Health project has produced a series of resources to support local, national and European policymakers and practitioners develop healthier and safer nightlife environments.

19/03/2013

A paradox: European law invoked to frustrate alcohol policy

European law is being invoked to defeat alcohol harm reduction strategies. This is a paradox, since the wellbeing of the population and the promotion of public health are primary objectives in the European treaties in their modern form.

19/03/2013

The WHO 2012 European health report confirms alcohol as 1 of the 2 main risk factors in Europe

Consumption of alcohol across European population remains dangerously high, in spite of the knowledge how to tackle it.

16/03/2013

UK: David Cameron reportedly abandons plans for minimum alcohol price

Sources have confirmed that David Cameron has bowed to pressure from the Treasury and abandoned his plans for a minimum alcohol price.

15/03/2013

European Parliament votes in favour of wine quotas till 2030

The EP has disappointingly sided with the wine industry by maintaining the planting quotas on wine production until 2030.

14/03/2013

Italy leading the way on preventing alcohol related harm in sports

Tonight in the European League Inter Milan is playing with the UK based Tottenham; the match will take place in an alcohol free environment.

11/03/2013

Eurocare responds to Revised Draft Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013 – 2020

Eurocare strongly supports World Health Organisation’s (WHO) efforts to tackle the global threat to health due to Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and has actively participated in the ongoing consultation process.