Eurocare recommendationsfor EU alcohol strategyEuropean Week Against Cancer 2013Action on Alcohol29 May 2013
2.EurocareThe European Alcohol Policy Alliance wasformed in 1990 with 9 memberorganisationToday:• 55 member org• 24 countr...
3.Regulation of marketing
4.Regulating alcohol advertising•In all MS a mixture of statutory and voluntary regulations•11 MS prohibit adverts of spir...
5.Digital Media
6.Increase in price of alcoholic beverages• There has been decline in the EUminimum excise duty in real termssince 1992• W...
7.Smarter regulation ofavailability of alcohol
8.Provision of information toconsumer labellingDoes NOT cause cancer and 60other diseasesIs NOT addictiveIs NOT third lead...
9.Way forward on labelling•All alcoholic beverages should be required to state:•Ingredients•Substances with allergenic eff...
10.
11.Reduction in drink driving
12.Reduction in drink drivingBAC limits across EU and Turkey0,0 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia)0,2 (Estonia, ...
13.Creation of safer drinking environments
14.Raised awareness of dangers from drinkingduring pregnancy
15.Protection of family and children
16.Prevention with special focus on theworkplace•Alcohol is the world’s number 1 riskfactor for ill health and premature d...
17.Treatment and early interventions
18.Better monitoring of data, development andmaintenance of common evidence base
19.1 in 10 Europeans do not knowabout the connectionAlcohol and cancer- the unknown link1 in 5 do not believe that thereis...
20.Tobacco Alcoholaddicitive potential comparably highrisk for user comparably highrisk for 3rd persons highmuchhigher#/pe...
21.Thank you for your attentionMariann SkarSecretary General 17, Rue Archimède 1000 Brussels, BelgiumTel+32 (0)2 736 05 72...
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Eurocare recommendations for EU alcohol strategy, Mariann Skar

  1. 1. Eurocare recommendationsfor EU alcohol strategyEuropean Week Against Cancer 2013Action on Alcohol29 May 2013
  2. 2. 2.EurocareThe European Alcohol Policy Alliance wasformed in 1990 with 9 memberorganisationToday:• 55 member org• 24 countries• Secretariat in Brussels
  3. 3. 3.Regulation of marketing
  4. 4. 4.Regulating alcohol advertising•In all MS a mixture of statutory and voluntary regulations•11 MS prohibit adverts of spirit on TV• 16 MS have “watersheds”: no alcohol advertising allowed ontelevision during certain hours.•Loi Evin in France regulating advertising, no sponsorship•Sweden only adverts are allowed to focus on the product itself•Lithuania was about to introduce a total ban from ....?•Finland about to introduce a ban on indoor and outdoor publicplaces, TV and radio 07 – 22, ban on pc games this spring......•Norway as EEA has no advertising of alcohol on TV and in radio
  5. 5. 5.Digital Media
  6. 6. 6.Increase in price of alcoholic beverages• There has been decline in the EUminimum excise duty in real termssince 1992• With even zero excise duty on wine•Scotland/UK and minimum pricing
  7. 7. 7.Smarter regulation ofavailability of alcohol
  8. 8. 8.Provision of information toconsumer labellingDoes NOT cause cancer and 60other diseasesIs NOT addictiveIs NOT third leading risk factorfor chronic diseasePROVIDES information toconsumersDOES cause cancer and 60other diseasesIS addictiveIS third leading risk factorfor chronic diseaseDOES NOT provide anyinformation
  9. 9. 9.Way forward on labelling•All alcoholic beverages should be required to state:•Ingredients•Substances with allergenic effect•Relevant nutrition information like Energy value(kcal)•Alcoholic strength (total grams)•Health and safety warnings
  10. 10. 10.
  11. 11. 11.Reduction in drink driving
  12. 12. 12.Reduction in drink drivingBAC limits across EU and Turkey0,0 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia)0,2 (Estonia, Poland, Sweden)0,4 (Lithuania)0,5 (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark,Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg,Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain) and Turkey0,8 ( Malta, United Kingdom)A limit needs to be enforced!
  13. 13. 13.Creation of safer drinking environments
  14. 14. 14.Raised awareness of dangers from drinkingduring pregnancy
  15. 15. 15.Protection of family and children
  16. 16. 16.Prevention with special focus on theworkplace•Alcohol is the world’s number 1 riskfactor for ill health and premature deathfor 25-59 year old age group- core of theworking age population•EWA conference 22 November 2013Brussels
  17. 17. 17.Treatment and early interventions
  18. 18. 18.Better monitoring of data, development andmaintenance of common evidence base
  19. 19. 19.1 in 10 Europeans do not knowabout the connectionAlcohol and cancer- the unknown link1 in 5 do not believe that thereis a connection betweencancerwww.alcoholandcancer.eu
  20. 20. 20.Tobacco Alcoholaddicitive potential comparably highrisk for user comparably highrisk for 3rd persons highmuchhigher#/persons at risk involved high even highercost to economy andsocietyhighpossiblyeven higherappeal to young peopleand childrenhigh even highersocial acceptance declining highlevel of regulation fairly high lowerComparing Risks & Cost
  21. 21. 21.Thank you for your attentionMariann SkarSecretary General 17, Rue Archimède 1000 Brussels, BelgiumTel+32 (0)2 736 05 72GSM+32(0)474 830 041                www.eurocare.org

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