Some of the Prominent Guests speeches at World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm 24-25th of May 2010.
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GENEVA The first global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol was adopted by the 193 UN-countries on the sixty-third session of World Health Assembly 20th of May.
STOCKHOLM More outlets may be permitted to serve alcohol from this summer if a new alcohol proposal becomes law in Sweden. But public health minister Maria Larsson says the goal is to decrease the consumption of alcohol.
STOCKHOLM An Expert Conference on Alcohol and Health was held in Stockholm in late September. The aim was to raise the alcohol issue in European Union and to intensify the long-term work with the now three years old alcohol strategy in the union.
Swedish EU-presidency is a good opportunity to push for reducing the harm caused by alcohol in Europe. It was established at an international alcohol conference in Stockholm.
STOCKHOLM McDonalds restaurant at Arlanda airport close to Stockholm has started to serve beer with hamburgers.
STOCKHOLM Notorious drunk drivers in Stockholm will be stopped. The police will pin point 62 people who have repeatedly been caught driving under the influence of alcohol, without a drivers license or are under influence of drugs.
VISBY The proportion of Swedish teenagers 15-16 years old who use illicit drugs increase again. Smoking as well. However, fewer teens drink alcohol, according to new data.
STOCKHOLM The insurance company Skandia in Sweden has from June 1 raised fees with up to 50 per cent for new customers who are daily smokers. The winners will be Skandias non-smoking customers.
ÖREBRO ”The world is closely following what Sweden is doing to combat drugs. You are unique with your united action and cultural policy against abuse.“ The former U.S. drugczar Robert DuPont delivered this tribute to the Swedish drug prevention struggle at a drugs convention in May.