Tagged: Cancer

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol, Tobacco Policy Reduces Cancer Deaths

A new study has found that alcohol and tobacco control policy reduces cancer deaths in Australia. Dr. Heng Jiang and his team at the La Trobe Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) conducted the 1st research on into how public health policies on alcohol and tobacco implemented from the 1960s affected cancer deaths in Australia…

REPORT: Can Public Health Policies on Alcohol and Tobacco Reduce a Cancer Epidemic?

This study provides evidence that some changes to public health policies in Australia in the twentieth century were related to the changes in the population consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and in subsequent mortality from various cancers over the following 20 years…

NEWS: France: Flavored Wine Tax Approved by the Senate

French MPs have approved creation of a higher tax for wines with extra flavouring. These include widely available Rosé Pamplemousse or White Pêche wines. Accordingly these wines can be taxed at the higher level of €3 per decilter of alcohol, which will add around €1.50 to the cost of a 75cl bottle…

NEWS: Cancer Risk Surges When Smoking Mixed With Alcohol

According to new guidance provided by the The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), cancer risk increases significantly when smoking and consuming alcohol occur together.
The guide for medics, called “Alcohol and Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals” states smokers who use alcohol are 30 times more likely to get mouth or throat cancer than those who use tobacco or alcohol alone…

NEWS: Japan’s Harmful Alcohol Norm

In Japan there is an age old pervasive alcohol norm. This has been harming the Japanese people, and leading to high alcohol consumption. Japan’s alcohol norm pushes people to use alcohol in everyday settings, at work with their superiors and leads to intoxicated people being passed out in the streets. Alcohol has been associated with building relationships both personal and business…

NEWS: Philippines: Alcohol Harm Costs P200 Billion Yearly

A new study by the Philippine government reports, alcohol harm costs the government P200 Billion annually. The study by House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF) finds that the majority of this cost is spent on treating and caring for Filipinos with alcohol problems. This includes law enforcement costs as well as burial costs when there are alcohol deaths… 

NEWS: New Zealand: MP Under Big Alcohol Influence

A Member of Parliament in New Zealand, apparently under the influence of Big Alcohol, has organized a “Whisky vs. Gin” Cancer fundraiser, despite the known connection between alcohol and cancer.
Labour MP Louisa Wall, an ambassador for the Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) and Health Select Committee chair, is hosting the event as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month…

NEWS: USA: Public Health Groups Request Cancer Warning On Alcohol

Public health groups in the US has joined together to call for  warning statement on alcoholic beverages to increase consumer awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer. The groups are asking U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau TTB to undertake a congressional reporting process provided for by the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988…

NEWS: UK: Women Largely Unaware of Alcohol’s Breast Cancer Risk

A new study discovered only 1 in 5 women attending a breast cancer clinic knew alcohol was a risk factor. This is despite 5-11% cases being due to alcohol consumption. Two hundred women took part in the study. They were either being screened for breast cancer, or having symptoms checked…