Tagged: Europe

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…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Highlights Health, Social Harm of Alcohol in Elderly

IOGT-NTO has released a new report providing evidence for alcohol consumption and alcohol harm increasing in older people.The report titled “Alcohol and Older People” is a collaborative effort between IOGT-NTO and the Swedish Society of Medicine, The Centre for Education and Research on Addiction (CERA) at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Society of Nursing and the Foundation Ansvar för Framtiden. According to the report the increased sensitivity to alcohol in old age combined with the ageing process can increase risk of disease and accidents….

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: UK: Big Alcohol Attacks Proven Alcohol Policy Measures

Big Alcohol attacks scientifically proven alcohol control measures that help save lives and promote health. Alcohol is the biggest cause for Liver Disease in Europe. Specialists in liver disease advice alcohol should carry warning labels about health risks, the marketing of alcohol directly to the public should be banned, and it should be more expensive…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

PRESS RELEASE: Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

OPEN LETTER: European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

NEWS: Sweden: 3 In 4 Affected By Alcohol’s Harm To Others

A new SIFO poll, commissioned by IQ, shows three out of for Swedes reporting that someone else’s alcohol use has affected them negatively. The poll also shows that 50% regret their own behavior under the influence of alcohol. And the new evidence shows that women are more negatively affected by alcohol’s harm to others than men…