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NEWS: Ghana: National Alcohol Policy Launched

A national policy to regulate the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol has been launched in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

NEWS: Nepal: Government Adopted New Alcohol Law

The government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, has adopted a new policy to coherently and evidence-based regulate sales of alcohol products in the country of 26 million inhabitants…

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol To Prevent NCDs

In 2015, Kenya leaped from low-income to lower-middle income status. But the increasing burden of NCDs and alcohol harm make up a massive obstacle to continued development. Fortunately, science provides clear evidence about what can be done and what is effective to promote health and boost development in Kenya…

NEWS: USA: Surgeon General’s Report On Alcohol, Drugs, Health

An unprecedented report with a number of positive aspects and one glaring misjudgment: In the United States, the Surgeon General has released a sweeping report, entitled “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.”

BLOG: Seven Connections: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Poverty is not merely material deprivation; poverty is more than lack of income; poverty is more than the absence of resources needed for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets. Poverty has multiple dimensions. Analyzing poverty through the lens of alcohol harm offers important insights for how to end poverty sustainably and comprehensively…

NEWS: NL: Increase In Alcohol Tax Yields €20 Billion

Increase in excise taxes on alcohol can yield €14 to €20 billion in societal benefits
An increase in excise taxes of 50% over a period of 50 years will result in societal benefits of €14 to €20 billion in the Netherlands…

NEWS: Netherlands: Alcohol Harm Costs €2.9 Billion

Massive alcohol costs burdening Dutch society
The harm resulting from alcohol use in the Netherlands burden society with €2.3 to €2.9 billion every year, according to findings from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)…