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European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments

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How many new drugs were detected in Europe over the last year? Is cannabis getting stronger? How many Europeans have ever used an illicit drug? What are the latest drug policy developments in the region? These are just some of the questions explored in the European Drug Report: Trends and developments. This report provides a top-level overview of the long-term drug-related trends and developments at European level, while homing in on emerging problems in specific countries. Such a perspective is valuable, as it allows differing national experiences to be understood within the broader European context.

European status report on alcohol and health 2014 European status report on alcohol and health 2014

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Part two in this report, entitled “European status report on alcohol and health 2014”, is now available and presents alcohol policy data for all 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. The chapters are categorizedaccording to the 10 action areas of the "European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020"


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Data for both reports were collected during the period February–December 2012 and, unless otherwise noted, the responses reflect the policy situation in each Member State as at 31 December 2011.

 

CESAR FAX - April 21, 2014 - Vol 23, Issue 11 CESAR FAX - April 21, 2014 - Vol 23, Issue 11

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A Weekly FAX from the Center of Substance Abuse Research. University of Maryland, Colege Park

Majority of High School Students Who Are Infrequent Marijuana Users Say They Would Not Use If Marijuana Were Legal; Frequent Users More Likely to Report They Would Use as Often or More Often

Tobacco and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in tobacco-related harm Tobacco and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in tobacco-related harm

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Written by: Belinda Loring

This policy guidance aims to support European policy-makers to improve the design and implementation of policies to reduce inequities in tobacco-related harm. Smoking kills more Europeans than any other avoidable factor. Socioeconomic inequities in tobacco consumption in Europe are extensive, and are widening. The overall reduction in smoking in Europe has been a public health success, but the effects have mainly been seen in middle- and high-income groups, causing a substantial widening of inequities. Reducing health inequities is a key strategic objective of Health 2020 – the European policy framework for health and well-being endorsed by the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2012. This guide seeks to assist European policy-makers in contributing to achieving the objectives of Health 2020 in a practical way. It draws on key evidence, including from the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. It sets out options and practical methods to reduce the level and unequal distribution of tobacco use in Europe, through approaches that address the social determinants of tobacco use and the related health, social and economic consequences.

Obesity and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in overweight and obesity Obesity and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in overweight and obesity

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Written by: Belinda Loring, Aileen Robertson

This policy guidance aims to support European policy-makers to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce inequities in overweight and obesity. The prevalence of obesity in Europe is rising in many countries, and rising fastest in low socioeconomic population groups. There is a strong relationship between obesity and low socioeconomic status, especially for women. Reducing health inequities is a key strategic objective of Health 2020 – the European policy framework for health and well-being endorsed by the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2012. This guide seeks to assist European policy-makers in contributing to achieving the objectives of Health 2020 in a practical way. It draws on key evidence, including from the Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. It sets out options to reduce the unequal distribution of obesity in Europe, through approaches which address the social determinants of obesity and the related health, social and economic consequences ofthe obesity inequity gradient.