Tagged: Binge Alcohol Use

NEWS: Week #48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

The week 48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains alcohol policy updates about alcohol policy in the Visegrad 4, Norway’s new development strategy, a new WHO report on alcohol’s harm to others, alcohol smuggling between Germany and Sweden, new OECD data about levels of health spending, and Switzerland where binge alcohol use is a rising problem.
Fresh science updates are about: Predictions on alcohol use from age of initiation, and about life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries.
The Big Alcohol monitor exposes: President Macron standing with Big Alcohol, blocking Dry January; and how Big Alcohol ads expenditure fuels underage alcohol use, as well as Uber fueling heavy alcohol consumption.
In the upcoming events alert we highlight: GAPC 2020, and summerLEAHP 2020…

NEWS: Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising

A new study has found that binge alcohol use is rising in Switzerland. Overall alcohol consumption is reducing in Switzerland. However, according to a study binge alcohol use is on the rise. Binge alcohol use mean 5 beers for men and 4 beers for women. The study argues work stress may be a factor contributing to this harmful trend…

NEWS: Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption

A new study has found the emergence of Uber fuels heavy alcohol consumption in the United States. Three economists – Jacob Burgdorf and Conor Lennon of the University of Louisville, and Keith Teltser of Georgia State University – have found in a new study that the popularity of ride-sharing apps such as Uber has increased heavy alcohol use…

NEWS: Canada: Early Alcohol Onset Predicts Later Harm

A new study in Canada found early alcohol onset predicts harm in later life. Four scholars at the University of Waterloo surveyed more than 19,000 high school students in Ontario and Alberta over two academic years starting in 2013. They tracked the teens’ self-reported alcohol use and smoking habits…

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: South Korea: Plans to Ban Celebrities from Alcohol Labels

South Korea may ban images of celebrities from alcoholic beverage labels as part of a broader effort to deglamorize alcohol use, the health ministry has announced.
The move will require changing an ordinance regulating advertisements in the National Health Promotion Act. The Ministry of Health and Welfare is working to ammend the legislation to better regulate alcohol marketing…

NEWS: Overdose Prevention Needs More Focus on Alcohol

Results from a new study suggests more focus on alcohol is necessary in overdose prevention. Researchers from the University of Michigan Addiction Centre surveyed 660 people in a residential recovery centre. They found that 90% had overdosed on alcohol at least once in their lives – blacking out, or suffering alcohol poisoning severe enough to need medical treatment…

NEWS: UK: Binge Alcohol Use in Older People Major Concern

Binge alcohol use is high among older people in UK giving rise to variety of health problems which are cause for concern. Recent research has found among older people, one in four alcohol users consumed alcohol above weekly limits and more than one in five alcohol users reported binge alcohol use over the past 12 months…

NEWS: Wales: Government Announces MUP Introduction

The minister for health and social services has laid out minimum unit pricing (MUP) for Wales. If passed through the National Assembly an MUP of 50p for alcohol will be introduced in early 2020. MUP will be debated by the National Assembly on November 12, 2019 and, if approved by Parliament, the MUP of 50p will be introduced from March 2, 2020. A recent research found that the positive effect of Scotland’s MUP shielded it from the negative effects suffered by UK’s alcohol tax cuts. Probably Wales can achieve the same improvement in public health through MUP measures…