Samstag 28. Februar 2009 von htm
2/7/09 Top News: Funding Prevention Makes Economic Sense
Funding Prevention Makes Economic Sense, Researchers Say. Every dollar invested in substance-abuse prevention yields $10 in savings. (Source: Join Together, 2/4/09)
2/7/09 Top News: The effect of alcohol advertising
The effect of alcohol advertising, marketing and portrayal on drinking behaviour in young people: systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Smith L, Foxcroft D
BMC Public Health 2009, 9:51 (6 February 2009)
2/27/09 Australia: Revealed: The Violent Truth About Our Pubs
“Assaults involving drinkers from pubs and clubs are running at levels up to twice those of official government figures, according to information contained in a confidential state-wide police database. … (Source: Harvard World Health News, 2/26/09) The Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 2009
2/27/09 Fundings for European organisations for public health
The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) published calls for proposals for projects, operating grants, conferences and joint actions. The deadline for submission of proposals is 20 May 2009. More about funding for projects http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/health/projects.html
2/25/09 WHO Public Hearing on Harmful Use of Alcohol
The report from this hearing, with all the submissions, has now been added to the WHO web site.
You may find the report and the submissions here: http://www.who.int/entity/substance_abuse/activities/hearing/en/index.html
2/25/09 60 Minutes Story on College Binge Drinking on CBS
60 Minutes, CBS’s weekly newsmagazine, aired a story [Feb. 22] on underage drinking focused on the significant problem of binge drinking on college campuses. … (Source: Join Together, 2/24/09)
2/25/09 Beer Distributor Covers Bud Billboard
A Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, beer distributor has covered up a welcome sign that read: „Bud Light: Our kind of town,“ after two organizations expressed concerns that it encouraged drinking and driving. (Source: Join Together, 2/24/09)
2/25/09 EU Commission on labels of foodstuff
On 30 January 2008 the European Commission adopted a proposal on the provision of food information to consumers, which aims to regulate information given to consumers on the labels of foodstuff (including alcoholic beverages). (Source: Eurocare, 2/24/09)
2/24/09 Bye Bye Bud.tv
According to advertising industry publications, due to the cost of producing original content and diminishing traffic, traffic so low that the numbers could not be measured, Anheuser-Busch/InBev’s BudTV is dead. (Source: Marin Institute, 2/24/09)
2/24/09 Kentucky alcohol, tobacco tax bill passed
The Kentucky (USA) Senate narrowly passed two bills aimed at addressing a state budget deficit of $456 million by cutting spending and raising taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, and the measures have been signed by Gov. Steve Beshear. (Source: Marin Institute, 24.2.09) Business Courier, 2/13/09
2/22/09 Eurocare Newsletter
The Newsletter Jan.-February 2009 by Eurocare is available online.
2/18/09 Liquor Ads Return to Prime Time in USA
Economic considerations are driving TV networks to broaden their acceptance of advertising for alcohol products. (Source: Join Together, 2/17/09)
2/18/09 Seattle’s Top Cop to Be Obama’s Drug Czar
Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske will be the Obama administration’s nominee as the next director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House has confirmed. (Source: Join Together, 2/13/09)
2/14/09 European Alcohol and Health Forum
3rd meeting of the Task Force on Youth Aspects of Alcohol, Luxembourg, 18 September 2008. After an irish presentation the summary report says: „The Chair underlined that harm suffered by children because of irresponsible alcohol use in their environment is an extremely important issue, which will need to be pursued particularly at Member State level.“ Summary report pdf (50 KB) and presentations.
2/12/09 Time to Tax Alcohol Fairly (in USA and everywhere)
For the Health (and Economy) of the Nation: Time to Tax Alcohol Fairly. Like many people with a drinking problem, our nation itself is in denial about what alcohol abuse costs. …(Source: Join Together, 2/11/09)
2/10/09 Alcohol Units to Appear on U.K. Guinness Glasses
Guinness UK has announced that it will start displaying on glasses the number of standard units of alcohol contained in a pint of the company’s dense brew — 2.3 units per pint. (Source: Join Together, 2/9/09)
2/10/09 Governments Must Focus On Price, Availability And Affordability To Tackle Alcohol Misuse, Not Just Education
Editorial in this week’s Lancet. … (Source: Medical News Today, 2/9/09)
2/10/09 WHO: The process for implementing the WHA 61.4 resolution
Member States at the May 2008 World Health Assembly have considered the report of the Secretariat „Strategies to reduce the harmful use of alcohol“ and adopted the resolution that, inter alia, mandated that WHO prepares a draft global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol….
See the WHO-Website.
2/4/09 Alcohol Industry Not Recession-Proof
The liquor industry experienced significant losses in revenue in 2008, with more people limiting their alcohol intake and fewer people drinking in bars and restaurants. (Source: Join Together, 2/1/09)
2/2/09 Stimulus Package: No Funds for Addiction Block Grant
The $819-billion economic stimulus plan recently approved by the House of Representatives included not the direct funding for alcohol and other drug treatment or prevention that advocates had hoped for. (Source: Join Together, 1/30/09)
2/27/09 Scotland: Cheap Alcohol Fuels Health Crisis
Scotland is in the grip of a health crisis after research revealed that more than half of men and 30% of women drink to excess. … (Source: Harvard World Health News, 2/26/09) The Observer, London, February 22, 2009
2/26/09 Regular Light Alcohol Drinking Raises Cancer Risk For Women
Women who regularly consume one or two alcoholic drinks each day have a notably higher chance of developing cancers compared to women who do not drink regularly, says a new report from Cancer Research UK. (Source: Medical News Today, 2/25/09)
2/26/09 Military Personnel Engaging In Binge Drinking in USA
Binge drinking is common among active-duty military personnel and is strongly associated with many health and social problems. (Source: Medical News Today, 2/14/09)
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