Thu 23 Jan

Alcohol Action Ireland publish key demands for Election 2020

Alcohol Action Ireland today (Thursday 23 Jan) launched its Election 2020 manifesto calling for a new government to advance the measures within the Public Health Alcohol Act and to prioritise a set of strategic actions to address the enormous social...


Fri 10 Jan

Agreement to restore Northern Ireland Executive provides new opportunity for the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol products.

Agreement to restore Northern Ireland Executive provides new opportunity for the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol products. A new Strategic Plan on Alcohol features within ‘Priorities of the Restored Executive’ for Northern Ireland   Alcohol Action Ireland welcome...


Thu 09 Jan

Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Study 2018 highlights the appalling reach of alcohol into our children’s lives

Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) welcomes the publication of the Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Study (HBSC) 2018 today (Thursday 9 Jan), which provides a very valuable insight into the number of children who, all too early, initiate their experience...

Reduce Your Drinking: Reduce Your Cancer Risk

You may be surprised to learn that the more alcohol you drink, the more you increase your risk of developing a number of cancers. While there is no "no risk" level for drinking alcohol, by keeping within moderate limits you are reducing your risk. Information about the relationship between alcohol and cancer and tips to help you drink less are available in Alcohol Action Ireland’s leaflet "Reduce Your Drinking: Reduce Your Cancer Risk".

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Alcohol and cancer

Alcohol and cancer draws on the latest research to explain the relationship between alcohol and cancer and why this is a problem that the UK needs to tackle now. Alcohol is one of the most important preventable causes of cancer in the UK. The more a person drinks overall the higher their risk of developing cancer, yet even drinking within current guidelines can increase the risk for certain cancers. There is no level of drinking that can be considered ‘safe’ from the risk of cancer. Despite these risks, the UK population continues to drink substantially more than it did 50 years ago. The solution is clear — reducing how much people drink overall will reduce their risk of cancer.

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The State of the Nation’s Children Report: Ireland 2012

This is the fourth report in a biennial series prepared by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office and the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2010, 18.3% of children aged 10-17 reported that they had been drunk at least
once in the last 30 days. See pages 128 to 135 for full alcohol statistics from this report.

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