European Alcohol NGOs Quit EU Alcohol Forum to Protest Lack of Action on Alcohol Control Policies

Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, announced that last month, several of its members left the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), a European Commission body formed to address and reduce alcohol-related harm. The NGOs have been disillusioned with the ability of EAHF to provide effective and efficient changes to reduce alcohol-related harm across the EU. A call for stronger regulations, abandoning of the self-regulation policy and exclusion of industrial interests follows the announcement.