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UK one step closer to lower drink drive limit

The Alcohol Health Alliance (UK) welcome the progression of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s private members bill on drink driving in the House of Lords.


Let’s go for a European target to reduce serious road injuries!

This is a very important campaign organised by our colleagues from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).


EUFASD 2016: call for papers

Main conference: 12-14 September 2016, and training day for parents and professionals (CE accredited) on 15 September 2016


Spanish researchers argue for the environmental benefits of enforcing regulations on alcohol sales and use

The Spanish scientific journal Adicciones published recently an article describing the current regulations on alcohol sales and use in the city of Barcelona and their outcomes.


United Kingdom: new alcohol-drinking limits guidelines

Source: SHAAP

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) welcomes the new alcohol guidelines issued today by the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), which includes guidance that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week to reduce the risk of harms such as cancer and liver disease.


Alcohol Action Ireland: Minimum unit pricing is a much more targeted, effective measure than excise dut

Alcohol Action Ireland has said the judgement delivered by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), issued this morning, states that minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is not precluded by EU law if it is considered to be an appropriate and proportionate response for “the protection of human life and health”.


Scottish medical professions welcome European Court of Justice’s judgement in favour of Scotland’s alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy

Scottish health professionals have welcomed today’s judgement of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not per se contravene European law.


Joint Open Letter: Congratulating Irish Health Minister on Public Health Alcohol Bill

Open letter to Mr. L. Varadkar, Minister for Health of the Republic of Ireland, to congratulate on the publication of the “Public Health Alcohol Bill”


Belgium announces lower drink drive limit for young drivers, alcohol interlocks on buses

Source: European Transport Safety Council

The Belgian government is to follow France with the introduction of a 0.2 g/l blood alcohol limit for young and novice drivers as well requiring alcohol interlocks for vehicles used in public transport.