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Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing. Current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and subsequent drinking. This is documented in a Supplement of the prestigious scientific journal Addiction.
New study published:
More than a fourth of all monitored alcohol advertisements violated the industry’s own marketing codes, concludes a study covering seven African countries. Stronger government regulation of alcohol marketing is needed.
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has invested around 10 billion US Dollars in multinational alcohol corporations. “This has to stop”, is the message from a campaign by Norwegian civil society organisations that was launched in Oslo yesterday. The main claim of the campaign is that investing in alcohol companies is incompatible with the overarching goals of Norwegian development and foreign policies.
Healthy Lanka Alliance for Development has been presented with the award for Best Alcohol and Drug Prevention Organisation for the year 2015 by His Excellency Maitripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka. The award was presented in recognition of Healthy Lanka’s dedicated services towards creating a well-informed society free from alcohol and drugs.
The Globe, the magazine of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, has been published with its first issue in a new format and design. The most important change is that the magazine will now be available only in a digital version.
Blue Cross Lesotho takes a brad approach in their treatment programme, in order to improve the quality. “We can’t just treat the addiction problem, without looking at the whole person’s life, including notions of masculinity”.
Prevention of drug problems does not give anyone a «license to kill». This is the essence in an open letter sent by FORUT to the Government of the Philippines through their embassy in Oslo. FORUT strongly appeals to the Philippines to stop using killings and other inhuman methods as a part of their drug policy. NGOs from all over the world have expressed the same concern.