The UK Government believes that alcohol duties should be related to the alcoholic strength of drinks. Earlier in 2017 the UK Government examined options to amend the structure of the alcohol duty system and did this by consulting on:
The Health Research Board has published a new factsheet on drug and alcohol use in young people. The factsheet brings together data from a number of studies including HBSC, ESPAD, GUI and the North South Drug Prevalence Survey.
Court decision could bring the island one step closer to curbing significant health impacts of low-price alcohol
Minimum Unit Pricing could lead to fewer deaths and reduce hospital admissions across the island
Dr Helen McAvoy spoke on Clare Fm today on the need for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and how it will save lives.
INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS MINIMUM UNIT PRICING KEY TO TACKLING INEQUALITIES IN ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM
Minimum Unit Pricing could lead to fewer deaths and reduce hospital admissions
IPH Director of Policy speaking at roundtable event on 'Alcohol licensing and public health: the evidence'.
IPH Director of Policy, Dr Helen McAvoy is speaking today about ‘Alcohol licensing and public health: the evidence’.
Dr McAvoy is presenting to a round table on alcohol licensing in Ireland being organised by the Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network (ICAAN) and Alcohol Forum. The Alcohol Forum is an NGO established to work in partnership with all sectors to reduce hazardous drinking and its consequences to the individual, the family and the community.
Europe has the highest alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable disease burden in the world. In 2011, all 53 Member States of the WHO European Region endorsed the European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020 (EAPA).
Office for National Statistics seek views on the definition of alcohol-related deaths in the UK (deadline 31 August)
The UK Office for National Statistics is conducting a review of their definition of alcohol-related deaths and accepted submissions until 31 August.This work aims to improve the consistency of outputs on deaths related to the use of alcohol produced by different government departments across the UK. All four UK constituent countries had higher rates of alcohol-related deaths in 2015 than in 1994 despite recent declining trends since the mid-2000s.
“Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery – a health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025” has been officially launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. This strategy sets the direction for drug and alcohol policy in Ireland until 2025, underpinned by an integrated public health approach.
Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery aims to reduce the harms caused by drug and alcohol misuse through five goals:
The UK government believes that alcohol duties should be related to the alcoholic strength of drinks. The government wishes to examine options to amend the structure of the alcohol duty system and did this by consulting on: