Nobody, except Big Alcohol and some politicians that align with them, wants alcohol marketing. And the momentum is growing with more and more young people speaking out emphatically for a life free from alcohol ads…

Kristina Sperkova Kristina's Blog Published: 2014.04.21

What’s happening in Sweden is crucial: more and more civil society organisations, as well as government agencies and public authorities, including universities start addressing alcohol and the global alcohol industry for what they are: obstacles to development…

Esbjörn Hörnberg Esbjorn’s Blog Published: 2014.04.21

Importantly, in the high level review many participants agreed that actually the UN Conventions were flexible in terms of interpretation and application of the Conventions by Member States. It was observed that this flexibility can and in some cited instances already has managed to generate and promote innovative practices in prevention, care, treatment and social reintegration.
One of the crucial lessons that emerged here is: some of the allegations by the harm reduction and legalisation side that the UN Conventions had failed are not based on sound evidence and are not rooted in practical experience. In fact there is general understanding that the UN Conventions are working well…

Rogers Kasirye Rogers’ Blog Published: 2014.04.20

CEO of beer brewer Heineken Jean-François van Boxmeer had urged public health advocates and politicians to drop their “mistrust” of the global alcohol industry. So, I decided to give his arguments a look and asked myself: Should I start trusting Big Alcohol?
Here’s what I realised and came up with eventually…

Maik Dünnbier Maik's Blog Published: 2014.04.19

Thailand is facing the progressive liberalisation of its market of health-demoting commodities. We are not only witnessing adverse impacts of increasing numbers of alcohol use prevalence particularly in the young and among female. We also have to witness the high social costs of alcohol consumption in Thailand, as well as the destructive influences of the global alcohol industry on our country’s alcohol policy process – ranging from eroding legal restrictions of free trade to protect health (such as Technical Barriers to Trade) as well as the aggressive lobbying of big industry…

Orratai Waleewong Orratai's Blog Published: 2014.04.17

The rise of cancer worldwide is a major obstacle to human development and well-being… immediate action is needed to confront this human disaster, which touches every community worldwide, without exception…

Moses Waweru Moses' Blog Published: 2014.04.17

On behalf of Nada India Foundation I had the opportunity to raise a number of points and suggested the following to be included in the final white paper prepared during the PHFI consultation on Alcohol Control Policy…

Suneel Vatsyayan Suneel's Blog Published: 2014.04.14

Unlike in the West, documentation on the overall effects of alcohol, has been poor in India. Its increasing availability and use in the last decade has also brought myriad problems affecting both the individual and society…

Johnson Edayaranmula Johnson's Blog Published: 2014.03.31

Where alcohol is concerned, we need to look at the long term destruction it causes or else we are doomed…

Brenda Mkwesha Brenda's Blog Published: 2014.03.26