In this month’s newsletter we have details of our brand new conference in Swansea, the winners from our inaugural Zero Alcohol Awards, and much more!
Saving lives: Understanding the links between alcohol and suicide
We are pleased to announce details of this year’s annual conference, where we’ll be exploring the complex relationship between alcohol consumption and suicide. The full details are available on our website where you can download the full agenda and register to benefit from our early booking rate.
The Zero Alcohol Awards - Sponsored by Britvic
Our campaigning work, like Dry January, has driven up the demand for non-alcoholic alternatives which aren't just boring or full of sugar. So this month we ran the first Zero Alcohol Awards as a way to recognise those working hard to provide you alcohol-free alternatives so that not drinking on a night out is far more enjoyable! Read more.
Chancellor’s Budget leaves alcohol duty untouched
On 16 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the duty on beers, ciders and spirits will be frozen for a year. Duty on wine and similar drinks will rise in accordance with inflation. Read the Chancellor’s Budget statement and the reaction from the Alcohol Health Alliance.
New stats reveal Wales drinking patterns
New survey figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that, on their heaviest drinking day, almost one in seven adults (14%) in Wales drank more than 14 units of alcohol - the maximum amount the UK Chief Medical Officers recently recommended we consume in a week. The figure was higher than Scotland (13%) and England (8%). Read more.
Third of drownings may be alcohol-related
Research published this month indicates a link between alcohol and drowning among young people. Public Health Wales’ child death review programme examined 26 deaths involving people aged 24 and under between October 2009 and September 2014, and found eight linked to the consumption of alcohol. Read more.