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Too Young To Drink - supporting #FASDay

The international communication campaign to raise awareness of the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol.


EU policy makers step up discussions to tackle alcohol related harm

Today, European policymakers will discuss the importance, relevance and implementation of policy and action to reduce alcohol related harm across Europe. They will participate in a policy dialogue in the framework of the European Joint Action on reducing alcohol related harm (RARHA).


Campaign for excise duty cut ignores the significant harm and costs associated with alcohol misuse in Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland has said that the cut in excise duty sought by the alcohol industry would only serve to make the very cheapest alcohol for sale in supermarkets even cheaper and come directly at the expense of the health, wellbeing and safety of people in Ireland.


Make AVMSD healthy

The ongoing revision of the AVMSD provides a unique opportunity to address better alcohol marketing across Europe.


Alcohol harm in the context of sexual orientation and transgender identity

At least two academic publications have been released recently on the subject of alcohol harm in the context of sexual orientation and transgender identity, one of them by SHAAP (1) (Eurocare’s member) in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and the other one by researchers from the University of Georgia (USA) (2), published by Drug and Alcohol Dependence.


Michael R. Bloomberg becomes WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases

WHO has named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).


15th International Alcohol Ignition Interlock Symposium

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) in association with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) are pleased to announce the 15th International Alcohol Ignition Interlock Symposium September 13th–15th, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.


EU initiatives and Progress on Chronic Diseases - Open letter to Timmermans, Andriukaitis and Katainen

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), Eurocare and nine other organisations sent recently a letter to high level Commission officials in the follow up of the conference "Together better prevention and management of chronic diseases" of last April.


Excise duty on wine, a recent written discussion at the Parliament

A written communication from MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis (PPE) and the Commission reads as follows.


New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction finds that exposure to several different types of alcohol marketing is positively associated with the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents across Europe.