Tagged: World Economic Forum

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Causes Cancer. What Are We Going To Do About It?

IOGT International, along with several global partners and in recognition of World Cancer Day, calls on nations to recognize the connection between alcohol use and cancer, which has been known by scientists at least since the 1980’s. Joining IOGT International is the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, the New York Alcohol Policy Alliance, the Harlem Health Promotion Center of Columbia University, and the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness…

BLOG: NCDs A Story Of Inequality And Injustice

The epidemic of NCDs clearly shows: our way of life is ruining our quality of life. We live in a fundamental contradiction of consuming us to ill-health, despair and even death. The story of NCDs is thus a story of vast inequalities and injustices. This story tells of a Western culture where norms we have constructed and the consumerism we indulge in is literally making us sick…

BLOG: Trade Commissioner And Alcohol Industry – Time To Re-evaluate The Relation

Independent scientific analysis shows the harmful practices of the alcohol industry, contributing to this amount of harm. Alcohol simply is no ordinary commodity. And the alcohol industry is not an ordinary business. Commissioner De Gucht failed to take this into account…

BLOG: Keeping the Momentum Alive for Saving Lives

We need to continue down this path of fighting NCDs, using the cost-effective Best Buys that tackle major risk factors like alcohol use. NCDs are a huge burden on the economic productivity and the societal development of nations worldwide. And NCDs really keep human beings worldwide in the prison of poverty. So, alcohol harm as one major risk factor must be prevented and reduced, through banning alcohol marketing, increasing the price and reducing the availability. All that brings more freedom.