Tagged: Opening Hours

NEWS: Philippines: Bill to Ban Alcohol Use in Public Spaces

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on health has filed a bill proposing to ban alcohol use in public spaces. Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan’s House Bill 3047 prohibits, the selling, serving, and consumption of alcohol and alcoholic beverages in all streets, pathways, plazas, alleys, sidewalks, parks, and parking areas…

NEWS: California: Opposition To 4AM Bar Closing

The California Alcohol Policy Alliance along with dozens of community members gathered in San Diego, California to protest a proposal to allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol as late as 4 a.m…

BLOG: Alcohol Control And Devolution In Kenya

Devolution of alcohol control functions to country governments has resulted in chaos and some unforeseen consequences. In this blog post, Adrian takes a look at three lessons learned from Kenya’s experience…

BLOG: The Fantastic Story Behind 1st Draft Of National Alcohol Policy Cambodia

Headed towards Life Set Free in Cambodia: It has been a long process with some bumps in the road. But last Monday I was called to a consultative meeting with commission eight in Cambodia’s Senate to give a key note address. They had invited a number of other senators, responsible ministries and representatives of WHO as well as civil society organizations…

REPORT: Even Modest Restrictions On Opening Hours, Outlet Density Are Positive For Public Health

The policy change was found to have a significant effect on admission rates among adolescents and young adults. Depending on the age group, hospitalization rates for alcoholic intoxication fell by an estimated 25–40% as the result of restricted alcohol availability. This shows that even modest restrictions on opening hours and the density of off-premise outlets were found to be of relevance for public health in the canton of Geneva. In light of this finding, policy makers should consider such action as a promising approach to alcohol prevention…