Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Ban Mulled Against Flight Rage

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has stated a complete alcohol ban is “absolutely on the table” to address flight rage. Recently alcohol fueled flight rage has been increasing. The number of reported air rage incidents on flights across Europe increased by a third between 2017 – 18…

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…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Congenital Heart Diseases in Offspring

Although the role of potential bias and evidence of heterogeneity should be carefully evaluated, our review indicates that parental alcohol exposures are significantly associated with the risk of CHDs in offspring, which highlights the necessity of improving health awareness to prevent alcohol exposure during preconception and conception periods…

NEWS: UK: Deadly Mix of Alcohol, Cocaine

At least 13 deaths within a year are attributable to self-inflicted harm caused by taking a mix of cocaine and alcohol. Figures show there has been a rise in the number of alcohol-and-cocaine-related deaths over the past two decades, and an increase in cocaine use…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Remains Big Threat to the Unborn

Alcohol is the biggest threat to unborn babies in South Africa which has the highest recorded prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the world. The prevalence rates range from 29 to 290 affected children per 1000 live births. The rates vary a lot across the country, with the Western Cape province recording the highest.
But the policy response has been inadequate. Political leaders are failing their communities and future generations. Lack of coherence between existing policy documents and strategies has made them less effective. Moreover, lack of formulation and implementation of the alcohol policy best buys has allowed FASD to reach epidemic levels in South Africa…

NEWS: UN Adopts Landmark Health Declaration

World leaders have adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC). This a landmark declaration with the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. Among these commitments is also alcohol taxation as critical tool to reduce the health burden and help fund health promotion.
“This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at WHO…

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…

NEWS: Thailand: Alcohol Fuels Marital Problems

According to a new study, 10% of Thais say they have experienced marital and family problems because of alcohol. The survey involved face-to-face interviews with 1,695 Thais over twelve months. It also found that over a third of respondents feel threatened when they encounter someone consuming alcohol in public…

NEWS: Mexico: President Criticizes Big Beer over Water Insecurity

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized Constellation Brands for building a brewery in the northern border city of Mexicali. The region is one of the driest in Mexico and local protest groups have been arguing the brewery will cause water shortages across the region…