Topic: Social Justice

Big Alcohol Misleads Public On Their Products’ Cancer Risks

A brand new study presents evidence illustrating that the alcohol industry is misleading the public over their products’ cancer risks.
The new study shows that the alcohol industry and their front groups are working to misrepresent scientific evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks. The tactics they use to do so are very similar to those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review…

REPORT: Can Public Health Reconcile Profits And Pandemics?

Public health’s terms of engagement with unhealthy commodity industries (alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food and drinks) have become increasingly contested in policy and research. The researchers sought to identify approaches that could attract consensus support within and across policy domains…

NEWS: Ireland: MUP May Pass Soon

Minimum Unit Pricing is set to pass during upcoming parliamentary session in Ireland
Legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol could pass all stages of both Houses of the Oireachtas in the coming session, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said…

NEWS: #FeministVision At HLPF: 13 Million Impressions

At the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Women’s Major Group (WMG) achieved a number of impressive successes in their advocacy for to promote human rights based sustainable development with a focus on women’s human rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. IOGT International is a member of the WMG and took part in WMG advocacy efforts during the HLPF…

NEWS: England, UK: Substance Abuse Treatment Cuts

Funding for treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders has been slashed across England by 16% in four years
The Independent reports exclusively: Local councils forced to reduce financial support by £105m since Government removed ring-fenced budgets for services in 2012/13, figures show. The data has been obtained by leading addiction firm UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT)…