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Archiv für Mai 2011

Polish Expert Conference ‚Alcohol Policy in Poland and around Europe‘

Samstag 28. Mai 2011 von htm

11-12 October 2011, Poznan Poland
The State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems is organising an expert conference which will continue on the themes touched upon at the Swedish Presidency Expert Conference. It will be an opportunity to discuss the future of the Alcohol Strategy among policy makers at European, national and municipality levels as well as scientist, public health experts and representatives of the civil society.
The main themes of the conference will include:
– alcohol and cancer – alcohol and heart disease – alcohol and liver – alcohol and violence – economic aspect of alcohol related harm
– FASD diagnosis and prevention
Conference will focus on evidence based policy recommendations and recent research findings (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/26/11)

Kategorie: Alerts, Allgemein, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

Statistics on Alcohol: England, 2011

Freitag 27. Mai 2011 von htm

This statistical report acts as a reference point for health issues relating to alcohol use and misuse, providing information obtained from a number of sources in a user-friendly format. It covers topics such as drinking habits and behaviours among adults (aged 16 and over) and school children (aged 11 to 15), drinking-related ill health and mortality, affordability of alcohol and alcohol-related costs. The report contains previously published information and also includes additional new analyses. The new analyses are mainly obtained from The NHS Information Centre’s Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) system and Prescribing data. The report also include up to date information on the latest alcohol related government policies and targets and contains links to further sources of useful information. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/27/11) NHS Information Center, 2011

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, Children, Education, Global, Health, morbidity, mortality, Publications, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

A Research Strategy Case Study of Alcohol and Drug Prevention by Non-Governmental Organizations in Sweden 2003-2009

Freitag 27. Mai 2011 von htm

Background: Alcohol and drug prevention is high on the public health agenda in many countries. An increasing
trend is the call for evidence-based practice. In Sweden in 2002 an innovative project portfolio including an
integrated research and competence-building strategy for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was designed
by the National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW). This research strategy case study is based on this initiative.
Methods: The embedded case study includes 135 projects in 69 organisations and 14 in-depth process or effect
studies. …
Conclusions: This research strategy case study shows that it is possible to integrate research into alcohol and drug
prevention programs run by NGOs, and thereby contribute to a more evidence-based practice. A core element is
developing a trustful partnership between the researchers and the organisations. Moreover, the funding agency
must acknowledge the importance of knowledge development and allocating resources to research groups that is
capable of cooperating with practitioners and NGOs. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/26/11) substanceabusepolicy.com, 4/14/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Research, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Kansas Requires First-Time Drunk Drivers to Use Ignition Interlock Devices on Cars

Freitag 27. Mai 2011 von htm

A new law signed this week by Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will require people arrested for the first time for drunk driving offenses to use ignition interlock devices on their cars. The law also requires the state to set up a central database of cases involving driving under the influence (DUI). …
The law, which goes into effect in July, strengthens the current law which suspends the license of a first-time DUI offender for 30 days, and allows a judge to order use of an ignition interlock device for another 330 days. The Associated Press reports that the new law mandates that the interlock device be used for 180 days after the license suspension.
Federal statistics showed that alcohol-related traffic deaths increased in Kansas in 2009 while they dropped nationwide. (Source: Join Together, 5/26/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Driving under the Influence, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

Brussels: UNDER THE INFLUENCE: PROTECTING TEENS FROM THE IMPACT OF ALCOHOL MARKETING

Freitag 27. Mai 2011 von htm

Lunch Seminar, Hosted by MEPs Anna Hedh (S&D) and Marian Harkin (ALDE), European Parliament (Brussels)- A3E-2Tuesday 21 June 2011 12h00 – 14h30
Alcohol is one of the most heavily marketed products on our shelves.
Young people are an important target audience for the alcohol industry and they are exposed to unprecedented levels of sophisticated marketing, from mass media advertising to sponsorship of events, product placement, internet, merchandise, social networks etc.
Alcohol marketing has a powerful impact on young people’s drinking behavior and undercut the efforts by public health authorities to reduce harmful drinking among youth.
The speakers will analyze the scientific evidence on the cumulative impact of alcohol marketing and will present the results of two recent European projects on how to better regulate the content and volume of marketing in order to protect young people.
Please click here to register (People who DO NOT have a pass to the European Parliament need to register before 14 June 2011).
If you need any further information please contact Eurocare’s office at ruth.ruiz(at)eurocare.org or 02 736 39 76.

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Alerts, Allgemein, Children, Education, Events, Global, Media, Politics, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Irrtümer und Mythen in der Wissenschaft halten sich hartnäckig

Donnerstag 26. Mai 2011 von htm

Forschung und Wissenschaft geniessen hohes Ansehen. Doch scheinbar gesicherte Erkenntnisse basieren oft auf weit verbreiteten Mythen und lieb gewordenen Irrtümern. … Buchbesprechung: Ernst Peter Fischer: Warum Spinat nur Popeye stark Macht. Mythen und Legenden in der modernen Wissenschaft. (Quelle: Tages-Anzeiger, 26.5.11, nicht online) Kommentar: Ohne das Buch zu kennen, möchte ich doch den Schlusssatz des Artikels zitieren: „Das alles macht den neuen Band des Wissenschaftlers und Buchautors zur erfreulichen Lektüre und einmal mehr zu Aufforderung, sich seines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen.“ – Das gilt sicher auch für viele Alkohol-Studien. Eigenartig ist nur, dass unsere Presse hauptsächlich jene Studien verbreitet, die alkoholfreundliche Resultate liefern. Z.B. ist die neue, bahnbrechende Krebsstudie, im Gegensatz zu Deutschland, hierzulande praktisch nirgends erwähnt worden. Der gesunde Menschenverstand genügt offensichtlich nicht.

Kategorie: Allgemein, Diverse, Internationales, Medien, Medizin, Veröffentlichungen | Keine Kommentare »

Zitat: Die australische Gesundheitsministerin im Kampf gegen das Rauchen

Donnerstag 26. Mai 2011 von htm

„Die Tabakkonzerne versuchten ihre Profite zu retten, die Regierung aber wolle Menschenleben schützen, sagt sie.“
(Quelle: NZZ, 26.5.11: Aufgefallen; Australiens Kampf gegen das Rauchen, Seite 2, nicht online) Kommentar: Wann sagt unsere Regierung, sie wolle Menschenleben und nicht die Industrie schützen, z.B. jetzt, während der Dialogwoche „Alkohol“?

Kategorie: Allgemein, Andere Drogen, Internationales, Politik, Prävention, Prominenz, Schweiz, Verhältnis-Präv., Verschiedene, Zitate | Keine Kommentare »

UNO: Der vergessene Faktor bei der Armut in Familien

Donnerstag 26. Mai 2011 von htm

Bei der Bekämpfung der Armut in Familien braucht es eine evidenz-basierte Alkoholpolitik.
In seiner Botschaft zum Internationalen Tag der Familien 2011 sagt der UNO-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-Moon:“ An diesem Internationalen Tag der Familien lasst uns entschlossen unterstützen, denn sie ziehen die Jungen auf, sorgen für die Alten und fördern starke Gemeinden.“
Die UNO hat eine lange Geschichte der Anstrengungen zum Schutz der Familien, vor allem von Frauen und Kindern. Das Thema dieses Jahres ist sehr wichtig, da es Entwicklungshilfe-Organisationen und Regierungen erlaubt, die Scheinwerfer auf eine versteckte Schlüsselfrage zu richten –
die Belastung von Familien durch Alkoholmissbrauch. Wirksame Aktion auf diesem Gebiet wird die Bedingungen und zukünftigen Perspektiven von Kindern, Frauenund Familien allgemein radikal verbessern. …. (Quelle: IOGT International, 16.5.11) (englisch) Kommentar: In der Schweiz wird dieser Faktor in der Armutsdiskussion immer vergessen. Die Arbeit wird kompliziert, wenn man sich auch noch mit der Alkoholfrage herumschlagen muss. Sollen das doch andere tun, die keine Rücksichten nehmen müssen.

Kategorie: Alkoholindustrie, Allgemein, Armut, Aufruf, Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer, Internationales, Jugend, Kinder, Politik, Prominenz, Schweiz, Sozialkosten, UNO, Verhältnis-Präv. | Keine Kommentare »

Brewers want more dialogue over Scottish drinks’ policy

Donnerstag 26. Mai 2011 von htm

– says BBPA: European Brewery Convention, Glasgow 2011.
At a major European conference on the brewing industry which opened this morning in Glasgow, a leading industry figure has raised concerns over key aspects of Scottish alcohol policy and called for a new dialogue with the SNP government over key issues.
In the opening keynote session of the 33rd European Brewery Congress & Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said:
“The beer and pub trade is worth £1.5 billion to the Scottish economy every year, and 71,000 Scots depend on beer and pubs for work – you might be surprised to know that’s double the number that depend on Scotch Whisky for work, on a comparable basis. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/24/11) beerandpub.com, 5/23/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Price | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Alcohol Content of Tilt Malt Beverage Lowered

Donnerstag 26. Mai 2011 von htm

The maker of the popular Tilt malt beverage is lowering the drink’s alcohol content from 12 percent to 8 percent for a 24-ounce container. Anheuser-Busch announced that the new drinks will be sold starting this summer.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Sparks flavored malt beverages made by MillerCoors also have a maximum of 8 percent alcohol by volume. The article notes that the changes to Tilt come as malt beverages such as Four Loko are being criticized for encouraging underage and binge drinking. … (Source: Join Together, 5/25/11)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Prevention, societal effects, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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