Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

NEWS: USA: Senate to Support Major Tax Break for Big Alcohol

A majority of senators in the US are supporting a bill that can make excise tax relief permanent for alcohol producers and importers. Its good news for Big Alcohol and bad news for public health. Big alcohol is lobbying hard to make sure this tax relief is a permanent one. The bill has already gained support from 28 Democrats, 22 Republicans and one Independent as co-sponsors in the Senate, and 86 Republicans and 70 Democrats in the House…

BLOG: Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

NEWS: Australia: Kids Can’t Avoid Alcohol Ads

Kids are forcefully exposed to alcohol ads everywhere in Australia because of weak alcohol marketing regulation. Reportedly, kids see these ads in school buses, in front of primary schools and before children’s videos on Youtube. A report found almost two-thirds of complaints made to the AARB over the past seven years had raised concerns about the placement of alcohol marketing in Australia…

NEWS: India: Alcohol Harm Costs More Than Entire Health Spending

A recent study reports, the burden of alcohol in India cost the economy more than what the government spends on health.The study has found that after adjusting for tax receipts from alcohol sale, the economic loss from adverse effects of alcohol consumption would touch about 1.45% of the gross domestic product (GDP). For comparison, the government’s annual expenditure on health is about 1.1% of the GDP.

NEWS: UK: Pervasive Alcohol’s Harm to Others

A recent study found that one in five people in England were harmed by alcohol use of others. About 1 in 20 people reported experiencing aggression due to another’s alcohol use. The most common types of harm reported were being kept awake of worrying of another’s behaviour in social situations. However, nearly 1 in 20 people reported experiencing aggression – being physically threatened or hurt – or being pressurised into something sexual…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

REPORT: Alcohol-Related Harm to Others in England

This exploratory study, using data collected through the Alcohol Toolkit Survey, shows that alcohol-related harm to others (AHTO) affects 20.1% of the population of England. Even apparently minor harms, like being kept awake, can have a negative impact on health, while aggressive harms are clearly of concern. Using a standard methodology to measure harm across studies would be advantageous. Policies that focus on alcohol must take into consideration the impact of alcohol use on those other than the user…

NEWS: Global Alcohol Use Rising, Policy Goals out of Reach

A news study published by the Lancet reveals, global alcohol consumption has increased over the past 3 decades. The study warns the world will fail to achieve the global targets to reduce alcohol use and recommends immediate action. Globally, alcohol intake increased from 5.9 litres pure alcohol a year per adult in 1990, to 6.5 litres in 2017, and is predicted to increase further to 7.6 litres by 2030…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…