Inventory of possible next steps towards the ambitions for 2040 (6 April 2021)
Problematic alcohol consumption and obesity are most effectively tackled with measures that significantly affect the availability and accessibility of alcohol and unhealthy food, according to a new study of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which was carried out at the request of outgoing State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (CU) of Public Health. More >>
Parliament approves new Alcohol Act (15 December 2020)
The 1st of December 2020, the House of Representatives approved the bill of Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis, that changes the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act, altough the majority of the MPs agreed on some major amendments. 15 Days later the bill, including the amendments, has been approved by the Senate. More >>
Dutch Ministry of Health just started the 'Dranquilo' campaign (11 December 2020)
For the first time since the 1990s, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will again conduct an alcohol campaign. Now not 'Alcohol destroys more than you would like' (the former campaign), but 'Dranquilo'. That term comes from the Spanish word 'tranquilo', which means 'take it easy’ and the Dutch word ‘drank’, which means booze. If you do not drink alcohol - for shorter or longer - you can indicate this by saying: 'I am dranquilo' or 'Tonight I am doing a nice dranquilo'. More >>
Unique research shows that Dutch young people are often confronted with alcohol marketing (14 November 2020)
Dutch young people are regularly confronted with alcohol marketing practices in supermarkets, catering establishments, cinemas, on television and social media. This has emerged from research commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport into the reach and influence of 12-17 year olds through alcohol marketing practices. More >>
GBD-study estimates the number of alcohol related deaths in the Netherlands at more than 8,300 (10 November 2020)
In the Netherlands, it is estimated that more than 8,300 deaths in 2019 were partly attributable to alcohol use. These data result from a very extensive risk analysis in the context of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD) by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The results were published last October in an appendix to the reputable journal The Lancet. More >>
National Alcohol Action Week 'Sees drinking, does drinking' in the Netherlands (3 November 2020)
The Dutch Alcohol Policy Alliance (AAN) will be running its 'Sees drinking, does drinking' campaign from the first week in November. The campaign, which was developed with the support of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, is aimed at parents. The goal is to raise awareness that alcohol consumption by adults in the presence of children and young people could have negative consequences. Throughout the country Municipal Health Services (GGD's), addiction care institutions and municipalities are joining the campaign during the Alcohol Action Week. More >>

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