Tagged: United Kingdom

NEWS: Scotland: Big Alcohol Again Appeals Against MUP

Scott Whiskey Association appeals again against Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which is the lobby front group for some of the world’s biggest alcohol producers including Diageo and Beam Suntory, has applied to appeal in the UK Supreme Court against minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland…

NEWS: Women Use As Much Alcohol As Men

Women now consume as much alcohol as men, global study finds. Researchers believe the change is due to alcohol products being cheaper, being specifically created for and marketed directly at women.
Women have caught up with men in the amount of alcohol they consume and are doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result, according to a global study that looked at the consumption habits of four million people over a period of over a century…

NEWS: UK Parents Use Alcohol As Bribes For Kids

New research by a UK insurance company shows, half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to consume alcohol at home. Over a third of parents of under 14s use alcohol as a bribe for good behaviour, according to the survey by Churchill insurance.
Additionally, the study found that 11% of parents with children aged five to seven allowed them to use alcohol at home. The research also suggested that one in five parents would allow minors who are not family members to have alcohol in their house…

BLOG: EURO2016 Problems: At Work Surrounded By Alcohol

There are many reasons why alcohol brand marketing is misplaced in professional sports. And Roy Carroll, Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper symbolizes one.
To my mind, the well-being of the players during and after their career and the environments that they do their jobs in, should make it as easy as possible to be healthy. For those few that ever make into professional football, their dream should not become a nightmare, just because the alcohol industry needs a marketing platform…

NEWS: Health Policies Could Half Early Deaths

Public Health Interventions Could Half Early Deaths, a new study shows. The study entitled “Living longer, living well: How we can achieve the World Health Organization’s ‘25 by 25’ goals in the UK” shows that achieving the World Health Organization’s ’25 by 25’ goals, would give the equivalent of 1.12 million people in the UK an extra year of healthy, disability-free life. The study was published by The Richmond Group of Charities, a coalition of 12 leading health and social care organisations in the UK…

NEWS: Alcohol Tax Cuts Likely Increase Deaths

England: Alcohol related deaths are likely to increase after cuts in alcohol taxation, the British Medical Journal writes. Death rates in England fell for 6 years when alcohol duty was increased, but will now rise as taxes are cut and incomes rise – making alcohol ever more affordable…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Lobbies Against Health Guidelines

The alcohol industry is poised to launch an aggressive challenge against the UK Government’s new alcohol guidelines
Lobbyists of the alcohol industry front group The Portman Group have announced an aggressive contribution to the Department of Health consultation on the new limits set by Sally Davies, the chief medical office. The consultation only is for consulting on how the changes are to be communicated, but Big Alcohol vows to attack the scientific basis for the new guidelines…

NEWS: Parents’ Alcohol Use Influences Kids

New research by University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that 11-year-old kids whose parents consume alcohol excessively, are about twice as likely to use alcohol compared to those children whose parents do not consume alcohol. This difference is especially true if the heavy or binge alcohol user is the mother. The research dispels the myth among many parents that teaching alcohol consumption was better for their kids than prohibiting alcohol use…