Tagged: Life Set Free

NEWS: Thailand: Lent Alcohol-Free Campaign Saved B8bn

ThaiHealth and the Stop Drink Network – a member of IOGT International – conducted an alcohol-free campaign for the lent period. According to their data the campaign saved 8 billion bhat that would have been spent on alcohol. There are 22.5 million alcohol users in Thailand, according to a survey by the Centre of Alcohol Studies, the Research Centre for Social and Business Development (SAB), and ThaiHealth. Among them 15.9 million are men…

NEWS: Vietnam Readying New Alcohol Law for Implementation

Vietnam recently had a workshop to ready the new alcohol prevention and control law for implementation. The law aims to help prevent the negative consequences of alcohol use and promote a healthy lifestyle in the country. “To effectively prevent alcohol-related harms, this law must be strictly implemented with support from all levels of the Government as well as the public,” said Dr. Kidong Park…

EVENT: IOGT Webinar Series

IOGT International arranges webinars, exclusively for its membership. The purpose of these webinars is to explore current advocacy issues,
coordinate about joint campaigning on global occasions, build capacity and update about latest developments in global affairs and science relating to alcohol and other drug prevention, exchange best practices, and inspire with success stories from around the IOGT movement. Participation is for IOGT International members only…

NEWS: Finland: Popularity of Nightclubs Declining

The latest leisure survey by Statistics Finland show popularity for nightclubs is decreasing in the country. In 1990s and 2000s about half the respondents visited nightclubs. In 2017 it has reduced to 1 in every 4 people. This is a 20% reduction of people under 65 years going to nightclubs between 2002 and 2017…

NEWS: Sweden: Alcohol Use Keeps Declining

According to a new report by CAN, the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information, alcohol use is continually declining in Sweden.

The new report “Population’s Self-Reported Alcohol Habits 2004-2018” shows how alcohol consumption developed in different groups of the population during the 2000s. The report details consumption patterns according to different age groups, gender, type of alcohol and time of year…

NEWS: WHO SEARO Publication: Alcohol in the Eyes of Kids

The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia has published a booklet on how children see alcohol.
“In the discourse on alcohol, the voice that is missing is that of the young. It is their voice that we need to hear. It is they who are affected most. It is their future at stake,” writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia.
The publication contains pictures drawn by children on how they see alcohol. The drawings follow three main themes. Listen to our voices, stop alcohol consumption; Effects and consequences; Messages on action for an alcohol-free world…

NEWS: Scotland: Call to Separate Alcohol in Shops

Edinbugh’s Deputy Council Leader Cammy Day has called on Community Safety Minister Ash Denham to screen alcohol in shops away from the eyes of children. His call comes after he saw the Children’s Parliament report published last month. In the report children aged 9 to 11 voiced their concerns about alcohol. The children said they are exposed to alcohol everyday and called for alcohol to be made less visible…

NEWS: Czech Minister: Not Using Alcohol Is Normal

The Czech Minister of Health has launched a new initiative under the theme “not using alcohol is normal.” The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with Czech Television and the Office of the Government, prepared special television spots that point to the risks of alcohol consumption…

NEWS: Bolivia: Election Day Is Alcohol-Free Holiday

In Bolivia election day is an alcohol-free holiday. Bolivia had its presidential election on the 20th October a Sunday and it was declared alcohol-free among other things. While President Evo Morales was trying for a fourth straight term, in this election, sale and consumption of alcohol was banned, even at home…

NEWS: Lithuania: Alcohol Law Improves Road Safety

According to a new study, the comprehensive alcohol control law in Lithuania is successfully decreasing alcohol consumption and related harms, such as improving road safety in the country…