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Italy has resorted to shock tactics to warn women of the dangers of drinking while pregnant, launching a campaign based on the image of a foetus inside a cocktail glass.
Geneva, 20 May 2010. At its sixty-third World Health Assembly, the 193 Member States of the World Health Organization have adopted, in a consensus vote, the eagerly awaited Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.
The United Nations General Assembly decides to convene a high-level UN meeting in September 2011 on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
The Sixth Meeting of the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum will take place on 18 May in Brussels. Please click here to access the draft agenda
The 6th meeting of the The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action took place in Luxembourg 27-28 January 2010. Please click here to access the presentations and summary report from the meeting.
Please click here to access the presentations and summary report from the Seminar on youth drinking and binge drinking, 25 February 2010
Forty distinguished road safety experts gather today in Lisbon to discuss strategies to reduce alcohol misuse in road transport at the first “Safe and Sober” Talk held in Portugal. The event was organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the Portuguese Road Safety Authority (ANSR) in the framework of ETSC's “Safe & Sober” drink driving programme. The “Safe & Sober” campaign is run by ETSC in partnership with the VOLVO Group.
A British study following nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, shows how a combination of smoking, drinking, poor diet and inactivity increases the risk of early death.
Strong support of public policies is one of the key findings in the new Eurobarometer "EU citizens' attitudes towards alcohol".