Tagged: Alcohol Taxation

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Fights Against Local Alcohol Tax

The companies behind Budweiser, Miller and Guinness have poured tens of thousands of dollars of advertising money into a campaign to defeat a local Anchorage alcohol tax, new financial disclosure reports show.In a matter of weeks, a mix of national, regional and local alcohol businesses have mobilized to raise $288,000 to defeat the tax, according to the most recent disclosures…

NEWS: Financing Development Report ’19 Includes Alcohol Tax

The United Nations (UN) Task Force on Financing for Development recently released the Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR). The report warns mobilizing sufficient financing is still a major challenge for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Alcohol was only included in the best practices example of Chile and misses the opportunity address alcohol taxation more substantially…

REPORT: Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Comparative to Alcohol Tax and Consumption

In this population-based study, the researchers report that during 13 years of successive alcohol tax increases, overall alcohol consumption has decreased in parallel with a reduction in the incidence rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries in Finland…

NEWS: India: Alarming Rise in Delhi Alcohol Consumption

A new survey shows Delhiites consume 500 000 litres of alcohol worth of 6o million rupees every month. This includes 40% male and 20% female Delhiites who uses alcohol. Across India people consume a staggering amount of 36 million litres of alcohol, spending 4.1 billion rupees for the consumption… 

NEWS: Sweden: Alcohol Retail Monopoly Most Trusted Institution

A new survey shows that the Swedish people continue to have high confidence in the alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget. Accordingly, about 4 in 5 people (78%) reported they had ‘quite’ or ‘very’ high trust in Systembolaget, making it the most trusted institution by Swedish people for the second consecutive year…

NEWS: Oman: Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Increase

A royal decree has been issued to tax 100% for alcohol and tobacco and several health-harmful food and drinks. Sultan Qaboos bin Said took the decision following similar moves by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. This excise tax is applies to goods that are deemed harmful to public health and the environment. It is a result of a 2016 tax agreement by the six-nation Gulf Co-operation Council. In addition to promoting healthy living the tax is used as a way to boost revenue with the aim of using those funds for beneficial public health services… 

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…

PRESS RELEASE: Not A Love Story: Heineken In Africa

IOGT International welcomes the new book “Heineken in Africa” (first time published in English) and calls for stronger action to hold Big Alcohol accountable for pervasive Human Rights abuses…