Tagged: ADIC Sri Lanka

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka Launches Youth Action Network

ADIC Sri Lanka, a member organization of IOGT International, has launched the Youth Action Network Sri Lanka (YAN Sri Lanka) as their youth wing. YAN Sri Lanka is a youth-led network for young people, by young people, to promote development of youth through, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
YAN Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual youth network. These young leaders work with other youth at the grassroots level towards alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention through activism in various fields such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention, democracy, human rights, and gender equality…

NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka: Training Young Journalists

ADIC is running a ground-breaking course for young journalists. The first training of the two-month course gathered 25 young journalists to empower them to address issues of alcohol and other drugs in their journalistic work.
Read about the host of topics covered from corporate literacy to the real effects of alcohol and other drugs…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Finance Ministry to Index Alcohol Tax to Inflation Rate

State Minister for Finance Eran Wickramaratne stated Sri Lanka is planning to index alcohol taxes to inflation. Criticisms have been aimed at the government for taxing alcohol as the Ministry of Finance or the Finance Minister’s liking and not to a rational formula…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Heavy Tobacco Burden as Big Tobacco Profits Rise

Even though cigarette sale in Sri Lanka has been reducing, the profit of Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has been increasing disproportionately over the years. As ADIC – Sri Lanka reports in a recent press release the reason for disproportionate profit increases of CTC when cigarette use is decreasing is due to irrational  tobacco taxation. Therefore, when the government taxes tobacco, the tobacco industry earns an unusually high profit…

MEMBER NEWS: SDN Thailand: National Youth Camp

Stop Drink Network Thailand, a member of the IOGT International family held their National Youth Camp from 27th to 29th of May 2019. About 150 youth from all around the country participated in the camp. The camp created a platform to share their experiences in alcohol prevention. The youth also participated in different fun activities focused on building motivation, self development and cohesion between the youth…

BLOG: In Asia Cooperation Beyond Borders For Alcohol Control

From 22 to 24 July 2014 Parliamentarians and civil society representatives get together in Colombo, Sri Lanka in order to discuss policies to control and prevent harm caused by alcohol and tobacco. Democracy in action. Dialogue beyond borders. Heart-driven towards life set free…

BLOG: Trend Continues: More Lankese Choose Alcohol Free

ADIC research shows: The majority of people in Sri Lanka chooses to live alcohol free and the trend shows that alcohol consumption is declining. But those who want to quit using need better support and more alcohol free environments. And decision-makers need protection from aggressive lobbying by the alcohol industry…