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Irish Alcohol Strategy – political will key to turning ‘blueprint for change’ into plan of action

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today welcomed the new National Substance Misuse Strategy


Alcohol and cancer the forgotten link

4th of February marked the World Cancer Day, this disease is the leading cause of death in several European countries. Alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer


New research on low alcohol consumption and increased health risk during pregnancy

The research found that women who had two drinks a week had 1.5 times the risk of miscarriage as those who didn't drink at all.


A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance abuse

Alcohol Action Ireland co-hosted the conference “A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance abuse”.


FIFA is forcing Brazilian government to change law

Source: IOGT International

Fifa, football’s world governing body, keeps insisting that alcohol must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


WHO Bulletin addressing Global Fund and lack of conflict of interest

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has recently included SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer by sales volume, as a recipient for an education intervention which is aiming to minimize alcohol-related harm, such as HIV prevention, among men in drinking establishment.


New report from UK on alcohol and sex

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), together with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), recently published the report “Alcohol and Sex: A Cocktail for Poor Sexual Health”


Presentations and summary report from the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action meeting

Reports and presentations from the 9th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, 17 November 2011, is now available.


The President of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Parliament do not want a ban of alcohol advertisement

“Biggest shame to Lithuania”, says the Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition


Malta’s Health Minister wants a zero tolerance approach to drink driving

Health Minister Joe Cassar expressed his concerns regarding alcohol consumption in general and especially drink driving