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European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm 2018 goes to Estonia

European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm 2018 goes to Estonia

Estonia has been awarded the EARAH award at the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh for their extraordinary commitment to alcohol policy.

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018

Many lives could be saved by redoubling efforts to prevent unhealthy lifestyles. Some 790 000 EU citizens die prematurely each year from tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption (70.212 people), unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity. Policies to control tobacco and harmful consumption of alcohol or to halt obesity therefore need to be actively pursued.

Alcohol and cancer

Alcohol and cancer

Danish Cancer Society are raising awareness about the link between alcohol and cancer. Have a look at this video.

We are still number one but hopefully not for long – Europe’s alcohol consumption

We are still number one but hopefully not for long – Europe’s alcohol consumption

WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018

Irish Alcohol Bill welcomed as a ground-breaking measure by European health community

Irish Alcohol Bill welcomed as a ground-breaking measure by European health community

The Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill presents a set of measures to prevent alcohol related harm, which follow latest evidence base in the field of alcohol policy and recommendations of the World Health Organization.

‘Dying for a drink’: New report calls for ‘professional optimism’ to support recovery from alcohol problems

‘Dying for a drink’: New report calls for ‘professional optimism’ to support recovery from alcohol problems

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) has published a new report, ‘Dying for a drink’, following research commissioned by the Scottish Government.

WHO Europe: Adolescents drink less, although levels of alcohol consumption are still dangerously high

WHO Europe: Adolescents drink less, although levels of alcohol consumption are still dangerously high

A new WHO report, Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014, provides new insights into data collected over 12 years on adolescent drinking.

Ireland on the right track to prevent alcohol related harm and save lives #phabsaveslives

Ireland on the right track to prevent alcohol related harm and save lives #phabsaveslives

Alcohol Action and European Alcohol Policy Alliance welcome the passing of the Public Health Alcohol Bill by Dáil Éireann and look forward to its enactment shortly after its final reading before Seanad Éireann.

French government under pressure from powerful lobbies

French government under pressure from powerful lobbies

In public health sector, ANPAA as all the civil society actors face continuously powerful lobbies (agri-food, tobacco, alcohol…). Agnès Buzyn, Minister for Solidarity and Health and scientist, was even forced to backtrack when she said on TV that wine was alcohol like the others. Why such a turnaround? Because Audrey Bourolleau, the Agriculture Adviser of the President Macron, is also the former Executive Director of the lobby Vin & Société.

 Drunk, disruptive air passenger numbers on the rise

Drunk, disruptive air passenger numbers on the rise

Fit to Fly, by the Institute of Alcohol Studies and the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, found that the majority (51%) of Brits believe there is a serious problem with excessive alcohol consumption in air travel. Drunk passengers who become aggressive on planes threaten the safety of other passengers, including children. Cabin crew have reported being sexually assaulted, kicked, punched and headbutted by drunk passengers.

VAD is bezorgd over de verregaande samenwerking rond verantwoord drinken  tussen de KU Leuven, UZ Leuven en de stad Leuven met bierproducent, AB-Inbev.

VAD is bezorgd over de verregaande samenwerking rond verantwoord drinken tussen de KU Leuven, UZ Leuven en de stad Leuven met bierproducent, AB-Inbev.

Dat de universiteit, de ziekenhuizen en de stad initiatieven ondersteunen op vlak van gezondheid en alcoholgebruik is zeker welkom. De rol van de alcoholindustrie daarin roept echter vragen op.

Alcohol industry actions to reduce harmful drinking in Europe: public health or public relations?

Alcohol industry actions to reduce harmful drinking in Europe: public health or public relations?

CSR activities conducted by the alcohol industry in the WHO European Region are unlikely to contribute to WHO targets but may have a public-relations advantage for the alcohol industry.

Communiqué d’experts - Risque Alcool : Monsieur le Président, écoutez les Français !

Communiqué d’experts - Risque Alcool : Monsieur le Président, écoutez les Français !

La classe politique est en total décalage avec l'opinion comme le démontre un sondage Opinionway publié le 14 juin par la Ligue nationale contre le cancer.

Prevention plan of the French alcohol lobby does nothing for health

Prevention plan of the French alcohol lobby does nothing for health

Media reports in France uncovered the intensity of the Elysée, relationship with the alcohol lobby, with the former lobbyist of Vin & Société as a close Advisor to the President Macron.

Alcohol and Obesity

Alcohol and Obesity

Remarkably few consumers are well-informed about the calorific content of their alcoholic drinks. Alcohol has a comparatively high energy content, each gram of alcohol contains 7.1 calories – for comparison, a gram of fat contains 9.

Alcohol and mental health

Alcohol and mental health

Alcohol is a depressant and while the first drink or two can have a disinhibiting effect, over a more extended period the effects of alcohol abuse can contribute to the development of mental health problems.