August, 2015

Five excise duty myths

As well as ignoring the social and economic losses to individuals and society at large caused by harmful drinking, vested interests lobbying for a reduction in excise duty also make a number of claims that are not supported by evidence: Tourism does not depend on… Full Story»

August, 2015

Submission on a National Cancer Strategy

Alcohol Action Ireland’s submission on a National Cancer Strategy. Alcohol consumption can cause cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, bowel and female breast. Research conducted by the National Cancer Control Programme in 2013 found that alcohol is associated with approximately 900 new cancer… Full Story»

June, 2015

Doctors welcome Health Committee Report on Alcohol Legislation

Doctors have welcomed a report published today on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 by the Joint Committee on Health and Children which supports the introduction of a minimum unit price of alcohol, the labeling of alcohol products with health warnings and putting the regulation… Full Story»