Topic: Research

EVENT: CSocD57 Side Event: Time To Deliver On Social Inclusion

The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, IOGT International and the International Federation for Family Development cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 57th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) to discuss the role and potential of alcohol taxation to help reduce inequalities and promote social development…

REPORT: Analysis Of Suicide Mortality Between 1990 And 2016

Although the decrease in suicide mortality has been substantial during the period 1990 to 2016, if current trends continue, only 3% of 118 countries will attain the Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce suicide mortality by one third between 2015 and 2030…

REPORT: Australian-First Study Sheds More Light On Factors Influencing Youth Alcohol Use

The study, How do alcohol control policies influence Australian adolescent drinking trends?, is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the alcohol use behaviour of adolescents…

REPORT: Norway: Alcohol Industry Lobbyists Use Science To Advance Own Interests

Alcohol industry actors employed a range of strategies to shape the use of the various types of evidence on on-premise trading hours and violence to advance their own interests. The particular strategies and arguments changed over time as new data and research became available, and also varied between the national and the local levels and by categories of industry actors. There is a need to better understand how the handling of different forms of evidence is accommodated within the political strategies of a range of industry actors in respect of particular policy issues and forms of evidence, at different levels of policy making and in varying policy contexts…

NEWS: South Africa: High-Risk Alcohol Use Common

Adults in South Africa consume more alcohol than adults in most other countries; previous research has shown this comes with high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome and is a driver of the country’s leading causes of death: sexually transmitted infections and interpersonal violence…

REPORT: Gaps In Thai Alcohol Policy Regarding Big Alcohol’s Commercial Strategies

Despite the strict alcohol policy, gaps in the marketing regulations exist. Future policy development should place greater emphasis on alcohol sponsorship and branding through evidenced‐based interventions. The interactions between the government and the industry should be monitored and restricted. Rigorous regulations, as seen for tobacco, are encouraged for alcohol marketing…

REPORT: Privatizing Government Alcohol Retail Monopolies Causes Substantial Adverse Consequences For Public Health And Safety

There would be substantial adverse consequences for public health and safety were Systembolaget to be privatised. Both privatisation scenarios resulted in substantial increases in alcohol consumption, attributable crime, hospitalisation and death, the largest increase was estimated for the sale of alcohol in grocery stores…

REPORT: Increase Alcohol Taxes Most Cost-Effective Way To Tackle Obesity

Alcohol is high in kilojoules, with a pint of beer almost on par with a chocolate bar in terms of energy content. That means that even relatively small levels of alcohol consumption can have a big impact on daily energy intake. Increasing the price of alcohol is the most value for money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia. By preventing obesity-related diseases, this policy would save about A$4.8 billion in health-care costs…

NEWS: Trouble Brewing Report Launched

Four major global health organizations, including IOGT International, warn that countries are ignoring the harms of alcohol consumption
Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, but governments haven’t responded to the issue with the attention, resources and action this urgent issue requires, says “Trouble Brewing,” a new report from global health and development organizations, Vital Strategies, the NCD Alliance, IOGT International and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA).
The report debunks misconceptions about alcohol use, exposes industry tactics to market to youth and women and derail regulation, and emphasizes the urgency of implementing proven, evidence-based policies…

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Time To Deliver On Alcohol Control

Brand new WHO report on alcohol contains good news but paints overall gloomy picture.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, released today at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, shows some positive developments concerning alcohol harm and alcohol policy formulation and implementation but also clearly depicts that countries are falling short of their commitment to protect their people from pervasive alcohol harm…