Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

India: Mumbai votes to increase alcohol age limit

Mittwoch 8. Juni 2011 von htm

Mumbai has voted to raise the age limit for buying spirits from 21 to 25 and beer 18 to 21, sparking concern from the drinks industry and fury among young people.
Politicians agreed to change the minimum age as part of moves to discourage under-age consumption and problem drinking.
The measures – which include fines for illegal drinking, a ban on serving alcohol at public functions and ceremonies and more „dry days“ when the sale of alcohol is banned – will apply in Mumbai and across the state of Maharashtra.
But Indian spirit-makers and the hotel and restaurant industry reacted strongly against the decision, saying it would adversely affect business.
„Thirty per cent of white spirits is consumed by people under 25,“ said Deepak Roy, vice-chairman and chief executive of Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD), which makes the Indian whisky Officer’s Choice. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/07/11) telegraph.co.uk, 06/02/11

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Danish Government ignores the recommendations

Freitag 5. Juni 2009 von htm

In 2008, the Danish government set up an independent Health Promotion and Prevention Committee with one objective: to extend the life of Danish citizens by 3 years over the next 10 years. The long-awaited findings of the Committee were finally made public in late April. The Committee came forward with 52 concrete proposals on how Danish lives can be extended by three years.
A number of these proposals dealt with alcohol policy. The committee proposed:
• The age limit for the sale of alcohol should be raised from 16 years of age to 18 – with age enforcement tightened. …
The Government (an alignment of the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party) has, however, disputed the recommendations from the Prevention Commission’s conclusions – even before the report was published. The Health Minister himself (Conservative) dismissed the report, arguing that the population do not want these kinds of recommendations.
However, a study carried out in Denmark in 2008 found that the Danish people are far ahead of their politicians on prevention matters. (Source: Eurocare Newsletter April/May 09)

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