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IAS produces two publications: UK Alcohol Alert, which covers alcohol policy issues in the UK, and The Globe, which looks at alcohol issues around the world.

October 2014             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial – October 2014

Welcome to the October edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, historian Dr Peter Catterall discusses the forgotten temperance roots of the Labour Party's history in his essay "Labour and the politics of alcohol: The decline of a cause", and solicitor Jonathan Goodliffe provides an analysis of the current legal challenge to minimum pricing in the European courts​. Other articles include: councils across the North East, the Association of Chief Police Officers, and the British Medical Association demanding urgent action on alcohol; industry figures declaring their support for Scottish minimum pricing in Brussels; a new map highlighting regional hotspots for alcohol-related liver disease; and research showing that one in six women drivers in Britain admit drink driving whilst over the limit.

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World Cancer Report 2014 Rising Burden of Cancer - Prevention the Key - Derek Rutherford reviews the World Cancer Report 2014.

In a Foreward to the Report Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, writes: “The rising burden of cancer and other NCDs places enormous strain on the health care systems of developing countries, many of which are ill equipped to cope with the escalation in the number of people with cancer. Developing countries find themselves in the grip of cancers from two vastly different worlds. The world of poverty and the world of plenty.”

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