Tagged: Report

NEWS: Australia: Pro Sports Expose Kids to Avalanche of Alcohol Ads

A new study sheds light on the extent AFL and NRL popularity is used to market alcohol brands to children. Almost all of men’s AFL and NRL clubs were found to accept money from Big Alcohol for advertising. 17 of 18 men’s AFL clubs and 15 of 16 official men’s NRL clubs were found to accept money from the Alcohol Industry. In AFL clubs, the Geelong Cats are on the top of the ladder with three major and one minor alcohol advertising deals. In NRL clubs the North Queensland Cowboys are on top of the ladder with four major and one minor alcohol advertising deals…

NEWS: Canada: Extended Alcohol Sale Hours Could Increase Health Risks

The Toronto City Council voted in favor of a motion which allows restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, two hours sooner than what is currently permitted. A report authored by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has warned on the health risks associated with alcohol use that could increase due to extended hours of sale…

MEMBER NEWS: Sweden: IOGT-NTO Launches Manifesto For EU Election

IOGT NTO’s goal is an EU that contributes to and empowers Member States to pursue evidence-based alcohol policy as well as creates opportunities for research, knowledge exchange and cooperation in order to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. These are IOGT-NTO’s 10 recommendations to achieve the goal of a healthier and more sustainable EU…

NEWS: Financing Development Report ’19 Includes Alcohol Tax

The United Nations (UN) Task Force on Financing for Development recently released the Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR). The report warns mobilizing sufficient financing is still a major challenge for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Alcohol was only included in the best practices example of Chile and misses the opportunity address alcohol taxation more substantially…

NEWS: Landmark Study: Alcohol Increases Stroke Risk

New study challenges health benefits of low dose alcohol consumption. The scientific evidence that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption keeps increasing further. 
Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol consumption, and previous claims that 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new scientific evidence from a genetic study involving 500,000 Chinese people…

REPORT: Moving Beyond Tobacco Exceptionalism

Tobacco is recognized for the distinct harm it causes to health. Tobacco industry is seen as needing a specific model of governance because of the conflict between the tobacco industry interests and public health policy. This has given way to specific tobacco control regulation known as tobacco exceptionalism. Similarities between tobacco and alcohol industries indicate its time to move beyond tobacco exceptionalism and apply similar policy measures to control alcohol…

REPORT: Alcohol and Parenthood in Australia

For most women in their twenties and thirties, parenting a child <1 year of age was associated with reduced alcohol consumption. However, this protective effect diminished after 12 months with alcohol consumption levels close to pre-parenthood levels after five years. There was little change in male alcohol use with the transition to parenthood...

NEWS: WHO: Diseases Cost African Region $2.4 Trillion A Year

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion international dollars ($) from the region’s gross domestic product value annually…

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…