WHO 13-09-2018 The international medical journal The Lancet published a study showing that any level of alcohol consumption, regardless of the amount, leads to loss of healthy life. “The results confirm that alcohol consumption is a major avoidable risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as liver cirrhosis, some cancers and cardiovascular diseases, as well as Read More →

by European Public Health Alliance | Sep 3, 2018 Food, Drink and Agriculture | Analysis & Opinion, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) By Alexandra Kaczmarek, Eurocare There is a casual relationship between the harmful use of alcohol and heart diseases, cancers, liver diseases, mental health disorders and other noncommunicable conditions. Approximately 5.9% of all deaths worldwide Read More →

The Herald; 5th September 2018 Martin Williams @MWilliamsHT Senior News Reporter Ten Scottish Gin Society adverts have been banned by the regulator for linking alcohol with sexual success and for encouraging excessive drinking. The Advertising Standards Authority said the action over Facebook posts by the organisation founded two years ago by Stephen White, co-owner of Read More →

RACGP NewsGP Neelima Choahan 30/08/2018 Australian alcohol companies promote their products as ‘pure’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’ and ‘sugar-free’ to encourage more health-conscious people to purchase them, according to new research. Researchers say there should be greater regulation of alcohol marketing, including restricting the use of health-related claims and imagery. Fancy some healthy beer? What about vodka Read More →

Research finds the 4% of the population whose drinking is considered harmful account for almost a quarter of revenue 23 August 2018; Telegraph Reporters Alcohol revenue would decline by two-fifths, or £13 billion, if all drinkers were to comply with the recommended consumption limits, according to a study. The research found that about two-thirds of alcohol sales Read More →

Commission indicates Irish labelling plan is legal Earlier this year an Irish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Lynn Boylan asked the European Commission (EC) about the Irish labelling proposal. The three questions she posed were: Does the Commission view favourably the labelling of health warnings on alcohol products? Would labelling of health warnings that Read More →