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Does social marketing has a place in alcohol strategy?

Vice president in Eurocare, Lauri Beekmann, writes about social marketing and information as part of alcohol policy discussions.


Europe under the influence

Carrying on from his in vestigation into the lobbying activities of the alcohol industry in the UK, Jonathan Gornall finds that the industry is using similar tactics to influence Europe’s alcohol policy.


European Parliament members air strong support for the new EU Alcohol Strategy

Earlier this month members of the Committee on the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) in the European Parliament (EP) have started works towards a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop new EU Alcohol Strategy.


Icelandic policy on alcohol and drug prevention, 2020

Eurocare congratulates the Icelandic government with it's new policy on alcohol and drugs.


Under the influence: Scotland’s battle over alcohol pricing

This week the alcohol industry heads back to court in its latest attempt to overturn the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland. Jonathan Gornall investigates how it has tried to influence opinion.


Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies.

The often forgotten link in the prevention efforts is the one between alcohol and cancer. There is no level of consumption that is safe as far as cancer is concerned.


EU legislation needed on drink-driving

- The EU must recognise the role it needs to play in tackling drink-driving, says ETSC's Executive Director Antonio Avenoso.


RAHRA Kick - Off Meeting 31th January 2014, Lisbon

Eurocare is a proud partner of RARHA (Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm), which has its kick-off meeting in Lisbon today. RARHA brings together 60 partners including 27 EU Member States in the work to reduce alcohol related harm.


2014: a year for alcohol action

New year greetings from Eurocare president, Tiziana Codenotti, who gives a brief overview of the developments in 2014:


Strong evidence for public health benefits with taxes on alcohol

OECD released a new Health Working Paper on fiscal policies in December 2013, which concludes that the arguments in support of taxes being used to attain public health objectives are strong for tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.