Topic: Alcohol Norm

REPORT: Current Developments in the Global Governance Arena: Where is Alcohol Headed?

In the public health field there is considerable concern over the implications of this positioning of TNACs in the global governance arena. The framings and activities used by the TNACs to position themselves as part of the solution to alcohol harm and the nature of the conflict of interests posed by their reliance on heavy alcohol use are issues which lead to questions regarding their positioning within the global health environment…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol, Other Drug Use Hinder Academic Performance

Alcohol and other drug use hinders academic performance in U.S. universities, according to a report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
According to the report there are two major ways in which alcohol and other drug use hinder academic performance of students…

BLOG: Who Will Be King?

Kristina analyzes the new partnership between the World Health Organization and Fifa about health promotion through football. She asks: Can FIFA be a force for good or is WHO surrendering its credibility and norm-setting role in alcohol prevention?
She explores the positive aspects of the partnership agreement, the risks and outlines her hopes for what the collaboration will mean for alcohol prevention in world football. In her critical assessments of Fifa’s role in promoting alcohol harm, she shares three expecations for this new deal…

NEWS: Poland: Little Liquor Bottles, Massive Harm

Little liquor bottles, known as ‘monkeys’ have become extremely popular in Poland. The seemingly smaller containers are however fueling heavy alcohol use and related harms.

‘Monkeys’ are 100ml or 200ml bottles of hard liquor. These small containers are colorful, easy to transport and give consumers a false sense of control over their alcohol use. In 2017 there were 40 taste varieties of ‘monkeys’. It is estimated that 3 million people buy them in Poland on a daily basis. Yearly, over 1 billion ‘monkeys’ are sold…

NEWS: WHO Partners With FIFA

The World Health Organization (WHO) and world governing body of football FIFA has entered into a 4 year collaboration agreement to promote healthy lifestyle through football. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters…

NEWS: Japan’s Harmful Alcohol Norm

In Japan there is an age old pervasive alcohol norm. This has been harming the Japanese people, and leading to high alcohol consumption. Japan’s alcohol norm pushes people to use alcohol in everyday settings, at work with their superiors and leads to intoxicated people being passed out in the streets. Alcohol has been associated with building relationships both personal and business…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fueled Violence Against Women Epidemic

As BBC reports violence against women has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. According to the Daily Maverick alcohol is a key factor fueling this rise in violence. According to BBC about 2700 women and 1000 children were murdered by men last year. Additionally there are about 100 reported rapes daily. Reportedly sexual offences including rape has increased by 4.6% this year…

NEWS: Canada: Calls for Better Alcohol Policy

Health experts in Canada are calling for better alcohol control policy to curb the growing alcohol harm in the country, specially on women. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), issued an alcohol policy framework outlining the current problematic trends of alcohol use specifically in terms of advertising, increased consumption by women and alcohol related violence…

NEWS: Japan: Rugby World Cup Boosts Beer Demand

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is taking place in Japan. In anticipation of the event beer demand has increased across the country. Alcohol retailers across Japan are preparing for increased beer demand during the Rugby World Cup, clearly showign how the Heineken sponsorship of the event fuels demand and drives the beer giant’s profits.
The Dutch multinational beer giant Heineken owns the sponsorship rights to the Rugby World Cup, which is being held in cities across Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019…

NEWS: Scotland: Children’s Parliament Seek Alcohol Change

Scotland Children’s Parliament members are calling for stronger alcohol control to protect kids and change the pervasive alcohol norm. A new report was published with the help of 9 Children’s Parliament members. The report illustrates findings from workshops with 90 primary school kids between 9 to 11 years…