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The Alcohol Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer - New Research

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 5:33 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one of the top journals in the international substance use field, runs a series of papers from several ground-breaking research studies conducted over the past three years. The research ... More >>

10 years of governments avoiding alcohol law reform

Friday, 9 August 2019, 2:54 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

It is 10 years since the NZ Law Commission reviewed the alcohol laws in New Zealand. The main recommendations of this historic review were dismissed by John Key’s National-led government at the time and then the recommendations from two follow-up reports on ... More >>

Who should pay for all the harm from alcohol?

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:12 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The question of who should pay for all the harm from alcohol is the theme of a one-day conference being hosted by Alcohol Action NZ in partnership with SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, at Te Papa, tomorrow Wednesday, 15th August. More >>

Evidence of Alcohol Industry Distortion of Science

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:28 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published today, provides evidence that alcohol companies, and the “responsible drinking” organisations that they fund, routinely deny and distort the evidence ... More >>

Things the alcohol industry won’t tell you about alcohol

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 3:48 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

New Zealand’s leading experts in public health and alcohol harm, Professor Jennie Connor and Professor Doug Sellman, will be in Tauranga to present on behalf of the Alcohol Action NZ group the evidence that alcohol directly causes cancer. They will ... More >>

National Drug Policy Fails to Address Harm From Drinking

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:19 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The National drug policy released several days ago purports to address harms secondary to drugs that are “both proportionate to the harms and evidence based”. More >>

First NZ Conference on Link Between Alcohol Use And Cancer

Monday, 15 June 2015, 4:16 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The first New Zealand conference on the association between alcohol use and cancer is being held at Te Papa, Wellington on Wednesday (17th June). More >>

Hazardous drinking rates stable - Govt tinkering ineffective

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 1:24 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey shows a minimal drop in overall hazardous drinking in New Zealand over the past seven years (from 18 to 16%) despite factors that should normal bring about a more substantial drop - an aging population, increasing immigration ... More >>

Ambivilence about alcohol marketing recommendations

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:01 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Ministers Adams and Dunn issued a media release yesterday nearly two months after receiving a final report from their Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, and four years following an original announcement to review alcohol ... More >>

Alcohol forum recommendations: a step in the right direction

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:58 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The Forum has stated clearly that that it accepts alcohol marketing plays a role in heavy alcohol consumption and subsequent harm, and that young people need to be protected from it by regulation. More >>

Alcohol Marketing Committee Questions Government's Motives

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:17 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

An Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has been formed out of concern amongst alcohol and public health researchers about the government’s Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (MFAAS). More >>

Evidence of the dubious tactics of the alcohol industry

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:03 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Nicky Hager’s latest book “Dirty Politics” reports the alcohol industry works behind the scenes to actively try and smear the professional reputation of people who promote effective alcohol reforms in New Zealand, as well as other public health ... More >>

More evidence that alcohol is not good for your heart

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:04 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The harmful effects of alcohol on conditions such as liver cirrhosis, injuries, and many cancers have been firmly established, but scientific debate has continued about whether light to moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart ... More >>

Call for Action on Alcohol from 37 New Zealand Leaders

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 9:59 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Thirty–seven New Zealand leaders from health, education and the churches have put their names to a Call for Action on Alcohol statement to the incoming government of 2014. The group includes heads and representatives from leading medical and nursing ... More >>

Alcohol Action Announces Two New Medical Spokespeople

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:01 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action NZ announces today the establishment of two new medical spokespeople for the organisation; Wellington-based psychiatrists, Dr Jeremy McMinn and Dr Sam McBride. More >>

Councils pander to the Liquor Industry

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:11 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Action Hawke’s Bay spokesperson Dr Fran Lowe said today that she was dismayed that the joint Hastings-Napier City Council Local Alcohol Policy committee ignored the advice of the HBDHB, the Police and the community by deciding to allow bars in ... More >>

Change to the drinking culture on the horizon

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:12 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Sir Geoffrey Palmer will open the 5th annual Alcohol Action NZ conference tomorrow. The conference is called Action on Alcohol: Change is Coming (see attached programme booklet). Sir Geoffrey’s speech (also attached) is titled “Alcohol Policy in ... More >>

Health Impacts of Alcohol - Should The Public Know?

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 3:41 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

A major report on the effects of alcohol on the health of the New Zealand populations was released last week by the Health Promotion Agency (Alcohol-attributable burden of disease and injury in New Zealand: 2004 and 2007) demonstrating that approximately ... More >>

Alcohol marketing: Grooming the next generation

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 12:45 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

Children are even more exposed than adults to alcohol marketing according to a RAND corporation study for the European Commission, in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2013;346:f1227). More >>

National’s Alcohol Reform Bill totally fails the public

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 2:46 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

“The National Government’s Alcohol Reform Bill, due to be passed today, totally fails the majority of New Zealanders who want action on the country’s heavy drinking problems.” More >>