Tagged: Availability

NEWS: South Africa: Turf War Between Beer Giants

Heineken is gearing up to increase their share and loosen AB InBev’s grip of the South African Beer market in the ongoing turf war. AB InBev currently dominates the South African Beer market accounting for 88% of South Africa’s beer volumes and 86% of beer value. To compete with AB InBev, Heineken is gearing up. Recently Heineken invested in its Sedibeng brewery near Johannesburg…

NEWS: New Zealand: 10 Year Government Alcohol Policy Failure

It is 10 years since the NZ Law Commission reviewed the alcohol laws in New Zealand. Yet the recommendations from the review have been ignored by successive governments over the decade.This 10 year government alcohol policy failure has led to drastic effects for New Zealand. Over the past 10 years, alcohol resulted in, 8000 premature deaths…

NEWS: Philippines: Bill to Ban Alcohol Use in Public Spaces

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on health has filed a bill proposing to ban alcohol use in public spaces. Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan’s House Bill 3047 prohibits, the selling, serving, and consumption of alcohol and alcoholic beverages in all streets, pathways, plazas, alleys, sidewalks, parks, and parking areas…

NEWS: Denmark: Alcohol Use Rising Among Youth

The trend of declining alcohol consumption in Denmark has gone into reverse with consumption rising among youth, according to a recent survey.
According to newest data, not only, four out of five 15-year-olds have already tried consuming alcohol, but one out of ten 11-year-olds and one out of three 13-year-olds have tried it as well.
Another poll by TV2 has found, one out of five people in Denmark think it is okay for young people to consume alcohol before they are 16 years old…

NEWS: Sydney Lock-Out Laws Reduce Alcohol Violence

Sydney’s Lock-Out laws are reducing alcohol related violence significantly according to the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). The lock-out laws include preventing people entering a venue in an entertainment precinct after 1:30am and mandate last alcoholic drinks at 3:00am among other clauses…

NEWS: Alcohol Major Risk Factor for Gun Violence 

According to research alcohol use is more of a risk factor for gun violence than being diagnosed with a mental illness. According to a report from the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, substance use, especially alcohol, is a major risk factor that could influence whether a person will use a gun to commit a violent crime…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: Formal Launch of GhanAPA

The Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance (GhanAPA) has been launched under the theme: “The Role Of National Alcohol Policy In Preventing And Reducing Alcohol Harms”. The formal launch of the alcohol policy network comes two years after a national alcohol policy workshop laid the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The vision and mission of the GhanAPA is to advocate an alcohol-free Ghana and to contribute to the elimination of alcohol use by minors and vulnerable groups in Ghana…

NEWS: Hungary: 30,000 Annual Alcohol Deaths

The number of people suffering from alcohol addiction in Hungary is around 800,000, and some 30,000 die annually of alcohol-related illnesses. The figures come from toxicologist Gábor Zacher who also said, on average Hungarians consume the equivalent of 14 liters of pure alcohol in alcoholic beverages every year…

NEWS: Ireland: More than 1,000 Kids Treated for Alcohol Issues

According to the Irish Daily Mail over 1,000 kids across Ireland were treated for alcohol and other drugs related issues in 2018. Out of 1,100 cases, 290 were children under the age of 10 years. Professor Deirdre Murray, Consultant Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital, discusses child and teenage alcohol use on RTE Radio 1…

REPORT: Ontario, Canada: Alcohol Fuels Increasing Emergency Department Visits

Although men and lower-income individuals have the highest burden of emergency department visits attributable to alcohol use, the largest increases in visits have been in women and younger adults. Further research should focus on potential causes of these trends to provide guidance on how to reduce alcohol-related harms…