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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…

NEWS: Alcohol Taxes Curb Violence, Suicide

How do we break this deadly connection? As doctors, we should always ask about alcohol use, violence and access to firearms, simply to raise awareness among our patients. But there is another strategy that would be highly effective: raise alcohol taxes…

NEWS: Uruguay: Drafting Alcohol Regulation

The government in Uruguay is drafting a bill to better regulate alcohol. The alcohol industry is set to be subjected to new retail and marketing restrictions. Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez has announced his plans to present a “holistic law” to tackle the nation’s rising alcohol problems…

NEWS: UK: Cheap Alcohol Fuels Inequalities

The BBC reports that “alcohol-linked deaths are 54% higher in Scotland” than in the rest of the United Kingdom. NHS Health Scotland reports annually about the nation’s relationship with alcohol – compiling evidence on sales, price, consumption, deaths and hospital admissions data. The report highlighted tremendous inequalities…

NEWS: New York: No Alcohol In Cinemas

A plan to permit cinemas in New York state to seek a license to serve alcohol seems to be stalled. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo pursued the plan, claiming allowing theaters to serve alcohol would be a boon to both theaters and the state’s burgeoning craft beverage industry. For years, Gov. Cuomo has been pursuing alcohol-industry friendly moves to make alcohol even more available in New York state, despite the evidence of alcohol harm being linked to greater availability…

REPORT: Reframing NCDs As Socially Transmitted Conditions

In a Comment (February, 2017), the researchers argued that action on the conditions currently referred to as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) may be hampered by the inadequacy of their label.
The researchers received a remarkable amount of feedback on this suggestion, and in this Comment they synthesise the responses garnered from a Lancet Facebook poll, Correspondence letters, and a related GHD Online discussion.
The researchers also propose a new definition based on shared social drivers…