Costs alcohol use in the Netherlands amounted in 2013 to 4.2 to 6.1 billion euros (24 January 2019)
A new Social Costs and Benefit Analysis (SCBA) shows that the total costs of alcohol use in the Netherlands in 2013 amounted to 4.2 to 6.1 billion euros. That figure also includes private costs, such as early mortality and loss of quality of life. If we only look at the social costs, we come to about 2.3 to 4.2 billion euros. Social costs are for instance the costs of lower labor productivity and the costs of police, judiciary and traffic accidents. The benefits of alcohol use are, for example, the excise income for the government. More >>
ER-visits: more alcohol intoxications and accidents with alcohol (17 December 2018)
Today, VeiligheidNL published 'Alcohol intoxications and accidents with alcohol; emergency room visits 2017'. The figures show a steadily increasing number of incidents in the Netherlands. It is not clear whether, or to what extent, this increase can be explained by an improvement in the registration of alcohol-related health incidents. More >>
Heineken sticks to beer promotional girls (26 November 2018)
Heineken keeps using promotional girls, who seduce customers in bars and streets to drink more beer. Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer said this in an interview in Het Financieele Dagblad. More >>
National Prevention Agreement launched today (23 November 2018)
Today at The Hague, the National Prevention Agreement has been presented. The document consists of a package of projects and measures on reducing smoking, overweight and problematic alcohol use. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Health, Welfare and Sport has sent it - on behalf of the cabinet - to Dutch Parliament. More >>
Coalition parties criticize plans for smoking, drinking and obesity (1 November 2018)
Three of the four coalition parties do not fully support state secretary Paul Blokhuis’ plans to clamp down on smoking, obesity and alcohol abuse, sources have told broadcaster RTL Nieuws. He is going too fast. Only Blokhuis' own party, the Protestant party ChristenUnie, fully supports him. More >>
STAP fears that alcohol sales via may lead to greater alcohol consumption (4 October 2018) started alcohol sales on Wednesday. If the buyer is too young, the packages will not be delivered. But according to the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP director Wim van Dalen it is doubtful if age checks will work. More >>

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