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29.10.2020

Global Burden of Disease updated figures 2019:

Alcohol among risk factors increasing

The Lancet recently published the systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study, with updated figures for 87 risk factors for ill health, disability, and death. Among them alcohol is the leading risk factor for those aged 25-49, with increasing risks across all ‘socio-demographic development’ groups of countries.

22.09.2020

New report exposes unhealthy industry responses to COVID-19

The report, ‘Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm’ released recently provides ample examples of how unhealthy commodity industries, alcohol included, have leveraged COVID-19 for commercial gain.

03.09.2020

Opinion:

Covid-19 shows us why certain investments of the Norwegian oil fund is unethical

The Covid-19 pandemic shows us why the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (the oil fund) must stop investing in alcohol. In South Africa the strict alcohol regulations during the pandemic have led to startling results.

03.09.2020

Report on the industry’s commercial and political activities in the region

Alcohol industry influence exposed in Latin America and the Caribbean

In recognition of the fact that in Latin America and the Caribbean the harmful use of alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for death and disability, the report acknowledges that "alcohol does not receive due attention and action" (foreword). The report is a contribution to bringing about this due attention by pointing to the role of the alcohol industry in influencing regional policies that affect public health and social welfare.

10.08.2020

New reports from WHO Regional Office for Europe

On marketing, pricing and labelling of alcohol and the Russian experience

Four recent reports from WHO Regional Office for Europe analyse and highlight the importance of good policies in preventing harm from alcohol use. All four can be downloaded here or from the World Health Organisation Regional Office of Europe.

26.06.2020

Opinion:

World Drug Day: better knowledge for better care

Today is the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day. The theme for the day is “better facts for better care”, a theme that reflects the need for solutions based on scientific evidence to combat a problem that for decades have been ridden with myths, fear and ignorance.

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