Tagged: Affordability

BLOG: Make Alcohol Policy The Priority It Must Be

A crisp analysis of the alcohol progress report for the WHO European Region and an urgent call for more action and leadership to do what we know is the right and most effective way forward…

NEWS: Ireland: Minister Urged To Resist Big Alcohol Lobbying

Calls on Minister of Health mount to defend Alcohol Bill and to resist alcohol industry lobbying
The Minister for Health has been urged to resist attempts by the alcohol industry to introduce amendments to forthcoming bill on the sale and marketing of alcohol in Ireland…

NEWS: Addiction Crisis, USA: Raise Alcohol Taxes

Alcohol abuse is a fast-growing problem in the United States. And it is largely ignored. Higher taxes on beer, wine and liquor could help tackle the problem, writes the editorial board of Bloomberg View…

NEWS: Lithuania: Attempts To Tackle Pervasive Alcohol Harm

Prevention, treatment, policy – Lithuania is trying its best to address the alcohol epidemic in the country. The World Health Organization ranks Lithuanians as the world’s heaviest alcohol user. WHO estimates published in May 2017 showed that average annual consumption was at 18.2 liters of pure alcohol per capita in 2016, putting the small Baltic state ahead of Belarus, Moldova and Russia…

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: Thailand: Excise Tax Overhaul Affects Alcohol

The new excise tax will mark a substantial change in how Thailand computes taxes for products such as vehicles, alcohol, cigarettes, non-alcoholic drinks, batteries, crystal glass and air conditioners. The system replaces the existing ex-factory prices and cost, insurance and freight (CIF) values with suggested retail prices. The Excise Department hopes that the new basis will create a fairer system for manufacturers and importers after the revelation that some businesses were exploiting ex-factory and CIF values to understate their tax bills…

NEWS: Myanmar: Plans To Increase Special Goods Tax

The Ministry of Planning and Finance, the Office of the Attorney General of Myanmar (OAG) and the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee are in deliberations over new draft rules to enact the Special Goods Tax Law.
The Special Goods Tax Law, which was enacted on January 25, 2016, aims to levy taxes on liquor, beer, wine and cigarettes, which are already taxed under the Commercial Tax Law…

REPORT: Regular Pub Binge Alcohol Users Are More Likely To Be Violent

People who admit to regularly binge using alcohol at the pub are more prone to have acted violently in the past 12 months, according to the new research. The findings raise questions about what strategies can be used to reduce alcohol-related violence and suggest promise for measures to modify alcohol pricing and taxation as well as restrictions on pub licenses…