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24 March 2011. According to Dutch law, the minimum age for purchase of beer and wine is 16 and18 for spirits. The Dutch national policy regarding alcohol and youth relies on retailers' willingness to refuse to sell alcohol to underage customers.
Please click here to access the draft agenda of the 8th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum that will take place on 8 April.
London, 28 March 2011. This week, Sarah Wollaston MP will put forward a private member's bill urging the government to adopt a new approach to protect UK children from alcohol advertising.
The 2011 work plan for the European Union's Health Programme was adopted on 22 February 2011. The work plan presents the funding priorities under the Health Programme for 2011.
Brussels, 17 March 2011. Pick up just about any food or beverage product on store shelves and you'll find on the package information about calories, ingredients etc. Unless that is, the product is alcohol. Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for death and ill health in the EU, especially among young people. It increases the risk of developing several types of cancer including those of the liver, digestive tract as well as breast cancer, it is responsible for 25% of deaths among young men aged 15-29, causes depression etc.
Please click here to access the draft agenda of the 8th meeting of the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum that will take place on 21 March 2011
Active criticizes alcohol industry's distorting picture of women- 100 years women's fight passed by alcohol industry unnoticed
8 March 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It is this day, this historic era and the achievements of and for women all over the world that Active – sobriety, friendship and peace and all its members celebrate today.
European health organizations warn of the smart and effective lobby of the alcohol industry. Click here to download the full report.
Sweden, 4 March 2011. IOGT-NTO has sent a complaint, concerning 32 companies who have broadcasted or produced alcohol advertisement targeting a Swedish audience, to the Swedish Consumer Agency and the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. The list includes among others Carlsberg Sweden, TV3 and Kanal 5.