More than 1,000 Irish people have died due to harmful use of alcohol since the Government announced the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

October, 2014

More than 1,000 Irish people have died due to harmful use of alcohol since the Government announced the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Alcohol Action Ireland has called on the Government to send out a clear message that we can no longer tolerate our high levels of alcohol harm and make the implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill a priority, one year on from its announcement.

The measures to be included in the Bill were announced on Friday, October 24, 2013, when the Government said it recognised the severe consequences of the misuse of alcohol and that it was determined to take action to address this problem.

Be aware of the links between alcohol and cancer

Did you know that alcohol consumption is considered a risk factor for some types of cancer, and that limiting alcohol intake could reduce the risk?From The Irish Times

Alcohol can increase the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx (voicebox), throat, oesophagus (foodpipe), breast, liver and bowel.

The Cancer Research UK website provides a good overview of the research in this 2010 post, Alcohol Ireland also offers some sobering information about alcohol and cancer and the Irish Cancer Society offers some advice on how to limit your intake.

Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/be-aware-of-the-links-between-alcohol-and-cancer/

Postponed: Girls, Women & Alcohol

October, 2014

Postponed: Girls, Women Alcohol

Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference, Girls, Women Alcohol, due to take place on November 11, has been postponed and an event focusing on the same topic will now take place in April 2015.

Further details will be published on alcoholireland.ie and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, when they become available.

For further information please contact admin@alcoholactionireland.ie or 01-8780610.

Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/postponed-girls-women-alcohol/

Alcohol blamed for 40% rise in liver disease deaths in 12 years

A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.

From the Guardian

The first regional study into the preventable disease revealed a 40% rise in deaths over the past 12 years, with men twice as likely to be diagnosed as women.

The changes in pub opening hours and higher levels of alcohol consumption are directly linked to the “rapid and shocking” increase in death rates, according to Prof Julia Verne, who led the research for PHE.