Twelve Key Points from the Alcohol & Cancer Conference

Hosted by Alcohol Action NZ and Cancer Society of NZ, Te Papa 17 June 2015 1. In 1988, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Cancer Research scheduled alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol) as a Group 1 carcinogen – an agent for which there is sufficient evidence to assert it directly causes cancer 2. The degree […]

Call for Action on Alcohol – would you also like to sign?

Thirty-seven New Zealand leaders from health, education and the churches have put their names to a Call for Action on Alcohol.  The statement calls on the incoming government of 2014 to enact legislation necessary for the following four priority actions to decrease the demand for alcohol, a central part of the 5+ Solution:  Phase out alcohol advertising […]