Tagged: Social Harm

NEWS: Addiction Crisis, USA: Raise Alcohol Taxes

Alcohol abuse is a fast-growing problem in the United States. And it is largely ignored. Higher taxes on beer, wine and liquor could help tackle the problem, writes the editorial board of Bloomberg View…

BLOG: It’s In The Numbers: Alcohol An Obstacle To Development

13 Goals and 52 Targets. Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets. These numbers tell the story of alcohol’s massive burden on sustainable human development.
We have done the math. We have analyzed the 2030 Agenda, its goals and targets; and we’ve looked at the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental and economic. The numbers are clear: alcohol is an obstacle to every singel dimension of development…

NEWS: Burundi: Calls For National Alcohol Control Policy

Burundi: The Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national network of civil society organizations for the evidence-based regulation of alcohol, has issued an urgent call for increased national alcohol control efforts…

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: 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…

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)…

NEWS: Tanzania: Government Urged To Establish Alcohol Policy

The government in Tanzania has been urged to draft, discuss and implement a comprehensive alcohol policy to curb rising health and social related problems due to alcohol use in the East African country. Alcohol is a major obstacle to sustainable development in Tanzania, and to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)…