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.

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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.

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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.

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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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