Tagged: Alcohol Free Environment

REPORT: Alcohol Advertising And Public Health: Systems Perspectives Versus Narrow Perspectives

The marketing and advertising of alcoholic products contributes to an ‘alcogenic environment’ and is a modifiable influence on alcohol consumption and harm. Advertising aims to influence not just consumption, but also to influence awareness, attitudes and social norms; this is because advertising is a system-level intervention with multiple objectives. The researchers conclude that an unintended consequence of narrow, linear framings of complex system-level issues is that they can produce misleading answers. Systems problems require systems perspectives…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Wreaking Havoc Around Zimbabwe

Other people I spoke to are of the opinion that the authorities are deliberately turning a blind eye to the proliferation of both legal and illegal alcohol outlets in an attempt to shock absorb the frustration and discontent resulting from the increasing economic hardships…

Ghana: Civil Society Forms GhanAPA

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) in collaboration with IOGT International organized a civil society workshop for a diverse group of civil society organizations aiming to explore the current alcohol situation in Ghana and to establish the links between alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals, delve into alcohol industry strategies, and lay the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The workshop was attended by an impressive number of NGOs, covering different aspects of developmental issues and illustrating the need for joint action to prevent and reduce alcohol harm in the country…

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…