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Week #48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Week #48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE, INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, Big Alcohol revelations as well as upcoming event announcements.

Content for week 48

Alcohol policy updates provide insights into:

  • Alcohol Policy on Agenda of the Czech Prime Minister and the Visegrad Four,
  • Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs,
  • WHO: New Report about Alcohol’s Harms to Others,
  • Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling,
  • OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth, and
  • Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising…

Fresh science updates are about:

  • Predictions on Alcohol Use from Age of Initiation, and
  • Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in the Nordic Countries…

The Big Alcohol monitor exposes:

  • France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January,
  • Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use, as well as
  • Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption…

Upcoming events alert you to:

  • Register for GAPC 2020, and
  • Save the date for summerLEAHP 2020.

Alcohol Policy on Agenda of Czech PM and V4

Alcohol policy is on the agenda of the Czech Prime Minister and the Visegrad Four countries, as shown by the recent discussions with Dr Piroska Östlin, WHO Europe’s Regional Director ad interim.

Alcohol Policy on Agenda of Czech PM and V4

Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs

Norway has launched a new and ground-breaking international development strategy “Better Health, Better Lives” to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the risk factors as part of its international development assistance.

Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs

WHO: New Report about Alcohol’s Harms to Others

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new report about alcohol’s harms to others.

WHO: New Report about Alcohol’s Harms to Others

Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling

Six pallets of beer. Every day. A Swedish family has been uncovered in their operation to smuggle several hundred boxes almost every day.

Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling

OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth

A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report has found health spending is set to outpace GDP growth in almost every OECD country.

OECD: Health Spending Set to Outpace GDP Growth

Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising

A new study has found that binge alcohol use is rising in Switzerland.

Switzerland: Binge Alcohol Use Rising

Original Quantitative Research – Age at First Alcohol Use Predicts Current Alcohol Use, Binge Drinking and Mixing of Alcohol with Energy Drinks among Ontario Grade 12 Students in the COMPASS Study

Research article

Predictions on Alcohol Use from Age of Initiation

Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in the Nordic Countries: Results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017

Research article

Life Expectancy and Disease Burden in the Nordic Countries

France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January

France: Macron Stands with Big Alcohol, Blocks Dry January

Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use

Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use

Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption

Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption

The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 (GAPC 2020)

GAPC 2020 Theme

“Alcohol, Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all.”

This theme maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol.

GAPC 2020 Registration

Follow this link to the registration website.

Deadline for early bird registration is January 10, 2020.

 

summerLEAHP 2020

The Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention 2020

summerLEAHP 2020 is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership.

summerLEAHP 2020 is a unique hub for youth leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy for better and healthier environments for youth.

Source Website: IOGT International Keep Informed