Tagged: IOGT

Big Alcohol Misleads Public On Their Products’ Cancer Risks

A brand new study presents evidence illustrating that the alcohol industry is misleading the public over their products’ cancer risks.
The new study shows that the alcohol industry and their front groups are working to misrepresent scientific evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks. The tactics they use to do so are very similar to those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review…

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Beer For Africa’ Campaign Averted

Following public condemnation of cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer with the now infamous “Beers for Africa” campaign, South African Breweries has given notice that it has decided to upend the campaign. After the advocacy success to avert such a cynical Corporate Social Responsibility campaign by an alcohol company that is owned by the world’s largest beer producer, civil society activists are now calling on the South African government to revisit stalled alcohol control legislation including the ban of alcohol advertising…

Massive Obstacle To Development – Alcohol Harm

HLPF 2017 Side Event: No less than 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are adversely impacted by alcohol. Pervasive alcohol harm causes poverty, ill-health and premature deaths, erodes economic productivity, threatens women’s empowerment and gender equality, contributes to unsafe public space and jeopardizes water and food security. What can we do about it?

Creating Communities Where Kids, Youth Thrive

HLPF 2017 Side Event: SDG 3 is the governments’ commitment to “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.” Creating com- munities that tend to the needs and interests of children, adolescents and youth holds tremendous potential for the promotion of healthy lifestyles throughout the life course…

IOGT-NTO Sweden: Alcohol Ads Avalanche

IOGT-NTO in Sweden has commissioned a survey to collect data on alcohol marketing exposure in Sweden and is now calling on the government to take action, especially to bette protect young people in Sweden.
Two of three think alcohol advertising in the social media is negative, according to a new survey. The survey also shows that young people are exposed to twice as much alcohol ads as adults…

NEWS: 13 SDGs, 52 Targets Affected By Alcohol

Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets that make up the 2030 Agenda. Additionally, alcohol negatively affects all three dimension of sustainable development: the social, environmental and economic dimension are all affected through alcohol’s pervasive public health, social and economic harms.
This shows a newly updated analysis into the links of the 2030 Agenda and alcohol-related harm, made by IOGT International…