Topic: Sustainable Development

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: WHO Europe: New Alcohol Country Fact Sheets

The WHO Europe launched 30 new fact sheets for EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The fact sheets present data on consumption, harm and policy implementation for the year 2016, aiming to give guidance to national decision-makers for further priority-setting in the field of alcohol and public health…

NEWS: Czechia: Plans for Alcohol Tax Increase

The Czech Finance Ministry plans to increase taxes on addiction industries including alcohol. The increased tax will boost tax revenue for the government by 10 billion crowns in 2020.The proposed tax increases will be for hard liquor (approximately 13% higher), cigarettes (a 10% increase), sports betting (2%) and lotteries and similar games (7%). However, beer and wine would be unaffected by the tax increases…

NEWS: Italy: Alcohol Major Risk Through Life-course

The Higher Health Institute (ISS) reports youth and older people are most at risk for alcohol harm. Overall 8.6 million Italians are at risk users of alcohol. According to the report, 68,000 alcohol dependent people have been taken into treatment and the most at-risk individuals are young people between the ages of 16 and 17 and older people between 65 and 75 years…

NEWS: UK: ‘Deaths of Despair’ Rising

‘Deaths of despair’ on the rise in UK, according to the Deaton Review. Think-tank report finds alcohol one of the driving factors
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has announced the launch of a five-year study to understand inequalities ‘that exist not just in income and living standards, but in wealth, health, family environments, life chances and political influence’…

NEWS: Uganda: 11 Companies Violate Sachet Alcohol Ban

11 out of 26 alcohol producing companies have not yet complied with the Ugandan government’s ban on production and sale of alcohol in sachets.
The alcohol industry in Uganda has not only failed to fully comply with the alcohol sachet ban (production and sale), it also uses the opportunities to engage with the ministry of trade to lobby against evidence-based and WHO recommended alcohol policy measures (SAFER package), like the recently instituted alcohol tax…

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…

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…

REPORT: Increases in Alcohol Use Will Lead to Increased Harms

The WHO Global Monitoring Framework for Non-Communicable Diseases includes an ambitious global target of a 10% reduction in the harmful use of alcohol by 2025. A modelling study by Jakob Manthey and colleagues in The Lancet indicates that this goal will not be met…