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Drink Less and Gain More

No matter how much you drink, find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at, a new website from the Health Service Executive (Ireland).


Young people in Switzerland are increasingly rejecting smoking and drugs, but still enjoy drinking alcohol, according to a new survey

19,233 young people aged 14 to 24 were questioned during December by newspaper 20 Minutes. 71 percent of young were saying drinking alcohol was a cool thing to do, with only 21 percent saying they never drank, reported by The Local, Switzerland.


Scottish Government urged to curb alcohol marketing to protect children

Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies grooming children.


February - a month with water

Over 122 460 people in Belgium are passing February without drinking a drop of alcohol - Tournée Minérale. Figures show that in 2013, 82% of Belgians drank alcohol, despite the risks associated with alcohol consumption. Tournée Minérale is an initiative of the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and a number of partners, among them a Eurocare member - VAD.


‘’Little convincing evidence” of economic benefits from alcohol sales

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Splitting the Bill: Alcohol’s Impact on the UK Economy, argues that the economic benefits of the alcohol industry are overstated, undermining the economic case for cutting alcohol duty in next month’s Budget.


Committee of the Regions calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

With her report, Ewa-May Karlsson focuses on future action and prevention plans for alcohol-related issues at the EU level with an important contribution from local authorities.


Celebrating World Cancer Day 2017 - but not with alcohol

Still 1 in 4 deaths in the EU are caused by cancer[1]. Fortunately, cancer is in many cases avoidable, and early detection increases the chance of cure substantially. Enough is already known about the causes to prevent at least one third of all cancers[2].


How is your country doing on alcohol policy?

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) together with partner organisations compiled existing data on alcohol policies across Europe. The aim was to present information in easy and accessible format.


Alcohol industry subverting science to prevent greater regulation, study finds

The Guardian is reporting that Australian researchers say industry’s lobbying of politicians and involvement in policy discussions obstructing health outcomes. T


European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted its opinion on AVMSD

European Parliament is currently deliberating on its opinion for the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).