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I was interviewed by Scully for Season 6 the Free Market Series on PBS. Click down below to watch the full video.
Global health advocates do not have their priorities straight, argues Bill Wirtz With the recent news that has revealed the structural deficiencies of the World Health Organisation (WHO), one would believe the UN’s global health body would be interested in laying low on other issues that would make it unpopular. However, in some strange death wish, […]
While the world is battling the Coronavirus crisis, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE) is facing a different goliath: alcohol sponsorship… in sports? A head-scratcher of sorts, especially given that the sports industry will fall on hard times this year if COVID-19 drags on. With cancelled events and games, cutting the sports industry off from […]
I was quoted by The Spritis Business following a press release by the Consumer Choice Center on the decision of the Latvian Health Ministry to ban alcohol advertising. You can read my quotes down below, or find the full story here.
Il y a ce truisme qui dit que vous ne remarquez ce qui vous manque que lorsque vous ne l’avez plus à votre disposition. C’est l’impression que vous obtenez quand vous remarquez l’immense choix qui se présente dans nos supermarchés. Le progrès n’est pas seulement visible dans le fait qu’il y a des oranges, des […]
There should, however, be no ambiguity about one point: the consumption of alcohol does bring health risks that all consumers should be aware of. Educational practices should promote and enable responsible drinkers without falling into blatant paternalism the likes of which will infantilise the Welsh consumer of their consumer choice.
The Irish women’s magazine SHEmazing quoted me on the issue of minimum alcohol pricing, currently discussed in the Republic of Ireland.
L’Union européenne annonce agir avec pour objectif de réduire la consommation d’alcool. L’idée la plus récente en la matière : changer la politique fiscale pour encourager le brassage des bières à faible teneur en alcool. Ce changement nuira à toutes les brasseries belges.
Irish levels of taxation on alcohol beverages are, in comparison with European counterparts, at appallingly high levels. These are being carried by the Irish consumer, most notably by those who are responsible drinkers. Is the Irish policy on alcohol the correct one to tackle public health concerns? The Irish excise tax rate on wine is […]