Topic: Well-being

NEWS: Alcohol Policy on Agenda of Czech PM and V4

Alcohol policy is on the agenda of the Czech Prime Minister and the Visegrad Four countries, as shown by the recent discussions with Dr Piroska Östlin, WHO Europe’s Regional Director ad interim. Dr Östlin met with the Prime Minister of Czechia, Andrej Babiš, and Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch in Prague to discuss cooperation on alcohol control policies…

EVENT: 1st NCDs Youth Conference

After nine very successful European conferences on the topics of alcohol, tobacco control, youth health and social marketing for health promotion, the International Youth Health Organization (YHO) is arranging the 1st NCD Youth Conference. The conference takes place in Portorož, Slovenia on December 6 to 9, 2019…

NEWS: France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January

President of France Emmanuel Macron stands with Big Alcohol and blocks the proposed Dry January in France. Wine lobby groups started attacking the proposed Dry January campaign even before the formal proposal was submitted. It looks like their letter to the President on the matter worked as President Macron has said “you can let it be known that there will be no Janvier Sec (Dry January)…”

NEWS: Pernod Ricard Exposed: Harmful Alcohol Norm at Work

A member of Pernod Ricard’s sales team took the firm to labor courts due to being made ill from alcohol use under pressure from the company. The court proceedings have exposed a harmful alcohol norm at work within Pernod Ricard. Staff have been coming forward since the case opened with how the company pressures employees to consume alcohol to the point of health harm…

NEWS: OECD: Alcohol Use, Health Risks Overview

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its “Health at a Glance” review for 2019. The review shows that alcohol continues to be one of the main causes of preventable mortality in OECD countries together with ischaemic heart disease, road accidents and lung cancer. The OECD also found that unhealthy lifestyles – notably smoking, alcohol use and obesity – are the root cause of many chronic health conditions, cutting lives short and worsening quality of life…

NEWS: WHO: Art Helps Promote Health

Engaging with the arts can be beneficial for both mental and physical health, according to a new study from the World Health Organization in the European region. The new report also shows that arts help promote alcohol prevention…

NEWS: How the Brain Learns Addiction

A new study has found how the brain learns addiction. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States, found that alcohol directly affects the brain’s learning and memory system through a test on mice. Using alcohol makes people learn to continue use…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Stay Drug-Free Longer

A new report from the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information (CAN) has found that youth in Sweden stay drug-free longer. According to the report, over the last 20 years the number of youth who use alcohol, cannabis or other drugs before the age of 14 has dropped significantly…

MEMBER NEWS: UNF: Ranking Best Counties for Swedish Youth

UNF, the Swedish Youth Temperance Association, has released its latest report ranking the best counties in Sweden for young people to live and grow up in. Overall, 223 of 290 municipalities participated in the survey, which means a response rate of 77%. That is an increase compared to the previous year. 126 counties – or 56% – are found to be inadequate. 97 counties – 43% – are ranked as decent and 17 counties are graded as good – 7.6%).
n the new report, UNF makes 5 recommendations to leaders in the counties across Sweden, to improve the quality of leisure time activities and environments and to help increase young people’s chances to shape their own communities…