Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Philippines: Alcohol Harm Costs P200 Billion Yearly

A new study by the Philippine government reports, alcohol harm costs the government P200 Billion annually. The study by House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF) finds that the majority of this cost is spent on treating and caring for Filipinos with alcohol problems. This includes law enforcement costs as well as burial costs when there are alcohol deaths… 

NEWS: Estonia: Alcohol Policy Improvements on the Table

Tõnis Mölder, Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu, said that he welcomes the initiative of Tallinn Mayor, Mihhail Kõlvart to introduce an improved alcohol policy in the capital city. He added the implementation of improved alcohol regulations could be deliberated on a nationwide basis.
On September 18, 2019 Mayor Kõlvart proposed launching talks in Tallinn regarding the possibility of implementing better alcohol policy in Estonia’s capital. These would include…

NEWS: Uganda: 61% Started Alcohol Use Before Age 18

According to a survey by the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) 61% of the population that uses alcohol started use before 18 years of age.
According to the survey, peer pressure, wanting to test alcohol and stress are leading minors to take up alcohol use. Results also reveal that 31% of those who use alcohol started before they were 14 years old.
These statistics are worrying given that it means 27 million Ugandans are at an increased risk of suffering alcohol-related consequences. Evidence shows that the earlier someone starts using alcohol, the higher is the probability that they develop alcohol problems, such as addiction or chronic diseases, later on in life…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Delivery Apps Fuel Harm

As alcohol delivery services spread across Australia, public health community fears an increase in alcohol harm. Health experts are concerned about the spread of alcohol delivery and it means for on demand alcohol. Some of the biggest problems with alcohol delivery is that it is hard to monitor and enforce. Intoxicated people or minors can be delivered alcohol…

NEWS: Canada: Alcohol Deaths on the Rise

According to new research, 10 Canadians are dying in hospitals every day due to harm from substance use, with 75% of these deaths directly related to alcohol use. The data comes from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). They have also found that alcohol contributes to more than half of all hospitalizations linked to substance use…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Progress on Health Equity Is Stalling

WHO’s first-ever Health Equity Status Report reveals that health inequities in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region remain either the same or have worsened despite governments’ attempts to address them. The Report newly identifies 5 key risk factors that are holding many children, young people, women and men back from achieving good health and leading safe and decent lives. The Report also shows that alcohol use is a key risk factor for health inequity and alcohol harm is in turn a consequence of health inequities…

NEWS: Online Gamers Exposed to Avalanche of Alcohol Ads

An avalanche of alcohol ads are directed at online gamers and laws are failing to protect especially the youth from these ads. According to research by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), e-sports are unregulated and directly funnel advertising of unhealthy products such as alcohol to gamers including minors…

REPORT: Do Alcohol Taxes Cover Alcohol-Related Costs in USA?

Specific excise taxes account for one fifth of state alcohol taxes in the 32 license states; but even considering all tax types, total alcohol taxes account for only one tenth of alcohol-related costs…

NEWS: Hypocrisy: Diageo Gathers Anti-DUI Pledges

In the latest hypocrisy, the global alcohol giant Diageo – which is part of causing alcohol deaths around the world – is collecting pledges against driving under the influence (DUI).
Diageo has teamed up with Formula 1 to collect more than 20 million consumer pledges to never drive while under the influence of alcohol, as part of its global “Join the Pact” campaign…

NEWS: Czechia: Government Plans Stronger Alcohol Policy

The Czech government is taking concrete steps to implement stronger alcohol policy measures, in response to high societal costs. In addition to alcohol tax increase, the Health Minister of Czechia is preparing a draft bill that would better regulate advertising of tobacco and alcohol in electronic media…