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Last year almost 25,000 alcohol related ER visits (30 November 2017)
New data of the Consumer Safety Institute show that in 2016 in total almost 25,000 people in the Netherlands visit an emergency room after an alcohol related incident: 16,300 for an alcohol related accident or violence, 5,600 because of an alcohol intoxication and between 1,500 and 3,200 for alcohol related self-harm. The number of minors with an alcohol intoxication declined slightly, while there is a remarkable increase in the over-55s. The raise of the alcohol related accidents and intoxications among older people got a lot of attention in the Dutch press. More >>
Alcohol Marketing on Social Media (28 November 2017)
EUCAM published recently a new review on alcohol marleting on sociale media. The review, written by Amber Simons and Wim van Dalen, discusses the volume and content of alcohol marketing via social media and the impact it has on young people. More >>
The beer bike can be banned from central Amsterdam, judges say (1 November 2017)
City officials can ban the beer bike from central Amsterdam after all, judges ruled on Tuesday. The ruling clears the way for the introduction of a ban on November 1, the Parool reported. More >>
State Secretary Blokhuis responsible for alcohol policy (26 October 2017)
Today the new Dutch government has been sworn in. Mark Rutteā€™s new cabinet is the first Dutch government in 40 years to draw its members from four different parties: People's Party Freedom & Democracy, Christian Democratic Appeal, Democrats 66 and Christian Union. The inclusion of four parties in the coalition has forced Rutte to abandon his small-government principles and appoint a larger team than before. More >>
STAP: Limit festival goers to two alcoholic drinks a time to stop under-18s drinking (3 August 2017)
Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP advices local authorities to tighten their alcohol policy at out-door events. One suggestions is to limit party-goers to festivals to two drinks a time at the bar. More >>
Advertising Code Commission rejects complaint STAP about nude in beer commercial (7 June 2017)
The Advertising Code Commission has rejected a complaint of the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP about nude in the commercial 'Delayed Enjoyment' of the beer brand Brand (owned by Heineken). This while showing naked women in alcohol advertising is prohibited according to the Advertising Code for Alcoholic Beverages (The Code), the aspect of which the complaint is primarily based. More >>