Scottish Government Briefing on Minimum Pricing
The Scottish government has released a paper setting out the case for Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in response to the European Commission and other European countries that have questioned the compatibility of MUP with EU Law and the free movement of goods.
Report on the impact of European alcohol marketing exposure on youth alcohol expectancies and youth drinking
In order to study the impact of alcohol marketing exposure, two studies have been conducted: one study on online alcohol marketing and a second study on alcohol-branded sport sponsorship. The findings suggest that exposure to online alcohol marketing is associated with subsequent drinking over time and that exposure to alcohol-branded sport sponsorship is associated with recent drinking over time. Both were seen to be serious but avoidable dangers to adolescents’ health.
Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Treatment and Survival in Ireland: 1994 — 2010
The number of Irish people suffering from colorectal cancer is predicted to increase by 34 per cent in women and 45 per cent in men by 2020, according to a report published by the National Cancer Registry. The report states that lifestyle factors are ‘extremely important’ in colorectal cancer, with alcohol a cause of both colon and rectal cancers.
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A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.
The key findings and proceedings of the first national conference in Ireland addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children are summarised in the conference report, A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.
Global status report on alcohol and health
The average amount drunk in Ireland is 15th highest worldwide. Figures published by the World Health Organisation (Ireland report- Global status report on alcohol and health (WHO, 2011) disclose that the average Irish person drinks more 14.4 litres of pure alcohol a year - higher than the European average
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Alcohol marketing: protecting children
Every day children and young people are continuously exposed to positive, risk-free images of alcohol and its use
Alcohol industry’s CSR
Global alcohol industry invests significant resources to promote its corporate social responsibility
Alcohol, suicide and mental health
Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems as well as exacerbating pre-existing mental health difficulties
Alcohol, children and young people
Alcohol use is a serious risk to children and young people’s health and well-being
Alcohol and pregnancy
It is in a child’s best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant
Alcohol and driving
Even in small amounts, alcohol impairs driving ability - any amount of alcohol increases the risk of involvement in a fatal crash