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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…

REPORT: Comparing Cancer Risks Between Alcohol and Tobacco

One bottle of wine per week is associated with an increased absolute lifetime risk of alcohol-related cancers in women, driven by breast cancer, equivalent to the increased absolute cancer risk associated with ten cigarettes per week. These findings can help communicate that moderate levels of drinking are an important public health risk for women. The risks for men, equivalent to five cigarettes per week, are also of note…

REPORT: Analyzing Alcohol Industry CSR Organizations

There are concerns about the accuracy of the health information provided by alcohol industry (AI)-funded organisations and about their independence. Industry-funded bodies were significantly less likely to tweet about alcohol marketing, advertising and sponsorship; alcohol pricing; and physical health harms, including cancers, heart disease and pregnancy. They were significantly more likely to tweet about behavioural aspects of drinking and less likely to mention cancer risk. The evidence does not support claims by these alcohol-industry-funded bodies about their independence from industry…

NEWS: France: High Alcohol Related Death Toll

According a new national report 41,000 people died due to alcohol related causes in 2017. This makes 7% of the total death toll for individuals over 15 years of age. Alcohol related deaths are only second to tobacco related death in the ‘avoidable death’ category of France. Men in France are specifically affected by alcohol related death…

NEWS: WHO Europe: 800 People Die Daily Due To Alcohol

Europe still faces massive challenges by the need to reduce the burden of alcohol. A new fact sheet present evidence and a clear case for urgent action. Levels of alcohol consumption, and harm attributable to alcohol, remain very high – causing about 800 deaths a day…

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol Fuels NCDs Epidemic

As the Tanzanian government struggles to find solutions to effectively control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), health experts highlight the role of alcohol and urge alcohol policy formulation and implementation in the country…

NEWS: Hongkong: Low Awareness Of Alcohol-Cancer Link

When asked what illnesses were most closely related to alcohol use, Hongkong citizens named liver disease, heart disease and high blood pressure as the top three. Fewer than 30% named cancer. At the same time, almost half of the Hongkongers who consumed alcohol between August and November 2018 did so in the form of binge alcohol intake at least once, according to a survey by a cancer awareness group…

NEWS: Trouble Brewing Report Launched

Four major global health organizations, including IOGT International, warn that countries are ignoring the harms of alcohol consumption
Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, but governments haven’t responded to the issue with the attention, resources and action this urgent issue requires, says “Trouble Brewing,” a new report from global health and development organizations, Vital Strategies, the NCD Alliance, IOGT International and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA).
The report debunks misconceptions about alcohol use, exposes industry tactics to market to youth and women and derail regulation, and emphasizes the urgency of implementing proven, evidence-based policies…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill No Trade Barrier

The Irish government has defended its proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and denied that a potential reduction in alcohol sales was a barrier to trade in a submission to the European Commission…