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30/04/2013

European Alcohol and Health Forum (April 25 2013) - Flash report and presentations

Please follow the link to the Flash Report and presentations delivered during the 12th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum held in Brussels on April 25 2013.

At the meeting, Eurocare expressed serious concerns about the global action initiative launched by the alcohol industry as contribution to the Global Alcohol Strategy. Two members of Eurocare’s Board of Directors presented the response of the global public health community to the industry commitments. The statement of concern, which has been signed by more than 500 public health professionals, scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries, stresses that the industry commitments are based on questionable assumptions, are weak, rarely evidence based and are unlikely to reduce harmful alcohol use.

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