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10.10.2018

New and challenging report:

Trouble Brewing

"Only through rigorous fidelity to facts and evidence will the public health response to the harms of alcohol advance and successfully counter misinformation from the alcohol industry”. This is one of the key messages from the recently launched report “Trouble brewing”.

10.10.2018

FORUT Norway:

UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs misses the target

“We are quite concerned by the lack of progress in addressing the NCDs and their risk factors, including alcohol, in a serious way, comments FORUT after the closing of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in New York.

21.09.2018

WHO Launches Global status report on alcohol and health 2018

In 2016, the harmful use of alcohol resulted in some 3 million deaths (5.3% of all deaths) worldwide. Mortality resulting from alcohol consumption is higher than that caused by diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and diabetes. These are among the new figures presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released today. The report also demonstrates that the age-standardized alcohol-attributable burden of disease and injury was highest in the WHO African Region.

17.09.2018

Updated figures from the Global Burden of Disease Study:

Effective alcohol policies are needed now to yield health benefits in the future

There is no safe level of alcohol use. Nearly three million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use in 2016. Increasing alcohol use may result in increasing health problems in the future in low and middle income countries.

19.09.2018

First national alcohol policy conference to be held in Uganda

In the end of November civil society leaders, researchers and government representatives will meet for Uganda’s first national alcohol policy conference. Topic: “Unite against alcohol harm: A call for action”.

31.07.2018

Advertising regulations must focus more on alcohol promotion through social media

Regulations on alcohol advertising must to a larger extent focus on exposures in social media, as these media play an increasingly larger role, both in marketing strategies and in young peoples’ lives. This challenge comes from a newly published report in the UK.

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