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Councils lax in applying new teenage drinking laws, few fines so far (12 July 2014)
Local councils have handed out very few fines to bars and shops for selling alcohol to the under 18s since the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act was changed at the beginning of this year. More >>
Secretary of State will talk with Mayor of Terschelling about enforcement Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act (5 June 2014)
The local authorities of Terschelling can no longer allow underage youth drinking at the campsites on the island. Health Secretary of State Martin van Rijn (Labour) will personally see to it that Mayor Rob Bats enforces the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act stringent. Campsite owners violating the new rules about public possession of alcohol for under 18 must be tackled severe. More >>
713 young people with alcohol poisonings in hospital (27 May 2014)
In 2013 the number of young people under 18 who ended up unconscious in hospital due to alcohol, stayed relatively the same. Last year, 713 children were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. The year before that, 706 children. More >>
'Dutch drinks companies agree to warn pregnant women about risks' (29 April 2014)
Most bottles of alcoholic drink sold in the Netherlands will carry a health warning for pregnant women in two years' time, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. The paper says the drinks industry has promised junior health minister Martin van Rijn to include a warning on ‘as many bottles as possible’. The logo will appear on 90% of beers, 70% of wines and 60% of spirits. More >>
International conference Alcohol, Health and Policy (1 April 2014)
The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy (STAP) organizes their second international conference on Alcohol and Health on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Amsterdam. The title of the conference is: ‘Alcohol, Health and Policy’. More >>
Easy taking promotes easy drinking (27 February 2014)
On May 21/22 the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy (STAP) and the Estonian National Institute for Health Development (TAI) organize a third European conference on alcohol law enforcement in Tallinn, Estonia: “Easy taking promotes easy drinking”. More >>