Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

U.K.: Soaring levels of alcohol consumption and obesity

Freitag 16. April 2010 von htm

A report by the King’s Fund says the government has failed to curb excessive drinking. Soaring obesity levels and rapid rises in the damage caused by alcohol have blighted Labour’s 13-year record on health, according to the most comprehensive assessment of the NHS’s performance during the 13 years since Tony Blair came to power.
A major report by the independent health charity the King’s Fund, obtained by the Observer, paints a depressing picture of a nation afflicted by deteriorating eating and drinking habits, despite a number of public health campaigns.
On the battle against excessive drinking, the King’s Fund is damning. It sees „no sign that the government’s aims to reduce harmful alcohol consumption have been achieved“. Ministers, it points out, took six years from the time they promised an „alcohol harm reduction strategy“ in 1998 to the point where they finally published one. Hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption have increased by 69% between 2002-03 and 2007-08, to 863,000.
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, which represents 2,500 senior specialist public health doctors, said: „Alcohol-related harm has soared under this government, which has relied too much on voluntary agreements with the industry on things like advertising, labelling and irresponsible promotion. The whole booze culture is a massive problem.“ (Source: Harvard World Health News, 4/15/10) guardian.co.uk, 4/11/10

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