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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).


Estonian Alcohol Bill

Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski has proposed changes to the Alcohol Act and Advertising Act reported the Estonian Public Broadcasting on the 26th January.


Eurocare urged Finnish government to stay with evidence based alcohol policies

Eurocare, supported by Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) and a list of different national and international organisations, sent a letter to the Finland´s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services urging “Finland´s government to reconsider plans to change the limits of public monopoly on sales of alcohol''.


Eurocare together with European health organisations calls for action on health equity

Eurocare is a proud co-signatory of a statment on actions for health and equity. 21 EU health organisations called on European Institutions and Member State governments to recognise the central role that health and health equity play in building strong and sustainable social market economies.


Consumer survey on communication of alcohol associated risks

In the context of the European Union Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) project, Eurocare gathered a snapshot of consumers’ perceptions and understanding of communication about alcohol related risks.


Estonian Health and Labour Minister to propose reduction of alcohol that can be legally taken across borders

Estonian Broadcasting News is reporting that Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski (SDE) is planning to propose to EU members a reduction of the amounts of alcohol that can legally be taken across union borders.


Alcohol marketing influences youth drinking, warn public health experts

Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current legislation appears ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and drinking.