NEWS: Study: Big Alcohol Distorts Caner Risk

The alcohol industry is accused of misleading the public over alcohol’s cancer risk

The alcohol industry (AI) is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. The study’s findings are important partly because the alcohol industry and their front groups are often involved in spreading health information to people around the world…

REPORT: How Big Alcohol Misleads Public About Alcohol And Cancer

The alcohol industry appears to be engaged in the extensive misrepresentation of evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer. These activities have parallels with those of the tobacco industry. This finding is important because the industry is involved in developing alcohol policy in many countries, and in disseminating health information to the public, including schoolchildren. Policymakers, academics, public health and other practitioners should reconsider the appropriateness of their relationships to these alcohol industry bodies…

NEWS: Australia: Worrying Increase In Alcohol Use

Alcohol use has risen at its fastest rate in a decade, and Australians are now consuming more beer, wine and spirits than at any time since 2011. Australian Bureau of Statistics director of health statistics Louise Gates said people aged 15 and older were now consuming 9.7 liters of pure alcohol per year, per capita…

REPORT: Government Role In Cancer Prevention

When discussing healthy habits, phrases such as individual choice or personal responsibility are often a focus. Tobacco, alcohol, and food manufacturers use marketing to promote use of their products and create an environment of consumption. This Series paper gives examples of many agencies and departments of governments that use advertising, social marketing, education, regulation, and law to create an environment more conducive to people making healthy choices and adopting healthy habits…

NEWS: Beat NCDs: WHO Global Conference Beats Drum For Change

World leaders will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay in October, to discuss and explore solutions to one of the world’s greatest challenges to date: Non-communicable diseases.
The WHO Global conference on NCDs, organized by the Presidency of Uruguay and the World Health Organization, is being held on 18-20 October, 2017, in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.
Under the title “WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases: Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030” world leaders together with civil society leaders including IOGT International will seek to galvanize more action and much better results in health promotion and sustainable development through addressing NCDs and their four risk factors…