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Alcohol harm in the context of sexual orientation and transgender identity

At least two academic publications have been released recently on the subject of alcohol harm in the context of sexual orientation and transgender identity, one of them by SHAAP (1) (Eurocare’s member) in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and the other one by researchers from the University of Georgia (USA) (2), published by Drug and Alcohol Dependence.


Michael R. Bloomberg becomes WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases

WHO has named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).


15th International Alcohol Ignition Interlock Symposium

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) in association with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) are pleased to announce the 15th International Alcohol Ignition Interlock Symposium September 13th–15th, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.


EU initiatives and Progress on Chronic Diseases - Open letter to Timmermans, Andriukaitis and Katainen

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), Eurocare and nine other organisations sent recently a letter to high level Commission officials in the follow up of the conference "Together better prevention and management of chronic diseases" of last April.


Excise duty on wine, a recent written discussion at the Parliament

A written communication from MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis (PPE) and the Commission reads as follows.


New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction finds that exposure to several different types of alcohol marketing is positively associated with the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents across Europe.


Project EDWARD: European Day Without A Road Death

European Day Without A Road Death – Project EDWARD for short - is an initiative by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), encourage all road users to reflect on their behaviour and attitude.


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.