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27/07/2011

AAI invites tenders to conduct research to measure young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing in Ireland

To date, there has been no baseline measurement of young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing. This research will establish such a baseline.

18/07/2011

Liver Disease deaths in young people reveal crisis

Source: Alcohol Action Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has said new figures which show that alcoholic liver disease deaths are on the rise among young drinkers is a wake-up call to the health crisis being caused by our high drinking rates.

11/07/2011

European Parliament adopts Food Information to Consumers legislation

On July 6 the European parliament adopted the compromise with the Council on the proposal for a regulation on the provision of food information to consumers with 606 votes in favour, 46 against and 26 abstentions.

06/07/2011

Total Blocker- Against Alcohol Marketing

The Association for Health Lifestyles in Finland has launched an original campaign to protect minors from “lifestyle” advertising of alcohol products.

06/07/2011

What’s NOT on the bottle?

Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) is extremely disappointed with the shape of the Food Information to Consumers legislation which exempts alcoholic beverages from obligation to list its content.

04/07/2011

Lithuania: will the alcohol advertising ban survive?

Source: NorDan

Civil society and public health organisations in Lithuania are asking help from international institutions and NGO-s to stress the evidence base for advertising ban in reducing alcohol consumption among young people.

24/06/2011

Concern over the lack of clarity on the industry's role at September UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

Eurocare and 50 other organisations have voiced their concerns about the lack of clarity regarding the role of the private sector at the Civil Society Interactive Hearing in New York (16 June) and UN High Level Meeting (September).

23/06/2011

Message from Eurocare's former president: Michel Craplet

Dear Eurocare members,

As those of you who were present at the General Assembly already know, I have resigned from the position as Eurocare’s President.

15/06/2011

Better alcohol control policy means less injuries, more safety and money saved

The European Union is the heaviest drinking region in the world. Therefore, in Europe we suffer from the highest alcohol related problems. It is estimated that 58 million adults in the EU drink at risky levels, and 23 million are alcohol addicted.

10/06/2011

8th Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (March 2011): report and presentations

7 June 2011. Now available the summary report and presentations from the 8th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action that took place in Luxembourg on 01-02 March 2011.