Tagged: Europe

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

EVENT: What About Our Kids?

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive offers a once in a decade opportunity to protect children from commercial communications on alcohol and unhealthy foods.
Experts from a wide range of backgrounds discuss the effects of advertising on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the (in)effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes…

NEWS: Sweden: 3 In 4 Affected By Alcohol’s Harm To Others

A new SIFO poll, commissioned by IQ, shows three out of for Swedes reporting that someone else’s alcohol use has affected them negatively. The poll also shows that 50% regret their own behavior under the influence of alcohol. And the new evidence shows that women are more negatively affected by alcohol’s harm to others than men…

NEWS: Alcohol In Cyprus: Youth Start Early, Have Easy Access

Alcohol the most popular substance among teens in Cyprus
Alcohol in Cyprus is a massive threat to public health and social development, especially for the high rates of alcohol use among youth. Alcohol constitutes the most popular substance among young people aged 16 years. The survey conducted by the Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council (CAC) also showed that 47% of respondents said they have consumed alcohol as early as age 13 and even earlier…

NEWS: European Social Survey: Alcohol Use Health Determinant

European Social Survey reveals findings about the health of Europe
A new European Social Survey (ESS) report, based on data from 21 countries, is analyzing attitudes towards physical and mental health in 21 European countries. The ESS shows: Alcohol use health determinants…

EVENT: Public Health Policy And Alcohol-Related Harm

Europe has the highest levels of alcohol consumption in the world (WHO European Health Report 2015). Alcohol-related harm is a major public health concern, accounting for over 7% of all ill health and early deaths in the EU. According to WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol, 2014: “The harmful use of alcohol is a component cause of more than 200 disease and injury conditions in individuals, most notably alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, cancers and injuries.”
This seminar will discuss possible measures that EU Member States are contemplating in the fight against alcohol-related harm, such as minimum unit pricing, health labelling and regulation of advertising, and also to examine possible action at EU level…