Tagged: Economic Costs

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

NEWS: EU: Local Leaders Demand Alcohol Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called for the European Union to establish a new alcohol strategy and to improve labelling, increase efforts to protect children, target binge alcohol use, and encourage the use of car locks to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol…

NEWS: England: Death Toll From Alcohol Cancer

Alcohol-related cancer is projected to kill 135,000 in England by 2035
Cancer Research UK commissioned Sheffield University to conduct a new study into the extent, burden and costs of alcohol-related cancers. The findings are crucial: Alcohol-related cancers will cause about 135,000 deaths and cost the NHS £2bn over the next 20 years in England, unless concerted action is taken to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption and related harm…

NEWS: Ivory Coast: Government Bans Alcohol Sachets

Ivory Coast bans sale of alcohol sachets as they contribute to massive harm
Ivory Coast’s government has banned the production, importation and sale of strong spirits in small and cheap sachets.
Often illegally produced, the brews sold in plastic sachets are already banned in Sub-Saharan countries like Cameroon, Malawi and Senegal…

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)…