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22/03/2022

Action on alcohol needed after 10-year gap

Health campaigners in the North East are calling for evidence-based government action to tackle alcohol harms after it was revealed there has been a TEN-YEAR gap since any national...

10/03/2022

MUP did not lead to cross border purchasing - study

Raising the price of the cheapest, strongest alcohol in Scotland to protect health did not lead to large numbers of over-the-border booze runs into England, new evidence suggests.

02/02/2022

Balance and Fresh responds to the Levelling Up strategy

Health campaigners have called on Ministers to recognise the impact reducing smoking and alcohol consumption could have on “levelling up” as a new strategy is announced to close the...

31/01/2022

2 in 5 drinkers in the North East admit they feel at risk of...

As Balance launches the next phase of its "Alcohol Causes Cancer" campaign, a new survey reveals 2 in 5 drinkers in the North East admit they feel at risk of cancer as a result of their...

19/01/2022

Health experts react with alarm to findings of new alcohol study...

Balance together with doctors expressed alarm at a major new study showing that those already at risk of harm from drinking bought significantly more alcohol during Covid-19 lockdowns...

20/12/2021

More people than ever plan to go alcohol free this January

North East Councils join Balance in encouraging people to take part in Dry January - as new research shows nearly 1 in 5 people (18%) who drink alcohol are planning to take a month...

30/11/2021

Health experts call on Government to take action on alcohol marketing...

A North East dad who got his life back after treatment for alcohol dependency has described how alcohol ads can make recovery harder – and joined experts in calling on the Government...

11/11/2021

Calls for hard hitting alcohol campaigns to be rolled out nationally...

An MP who won acclaim for sharing in Parliament his recovery journey from alcohol addiction has joined calls from the Alcohol Health Alliance for hard hitting tobacco style campaigns...

08/11/2021

Balance and the NHS launch new alcohol and cancer campaign

ONLY 1 in 3 North East adults are aware that alcohol can cause cancer. But alarming figures reveal that four out 10 people (around 855,000 people) are drinking enough to significantly...

27/10/2021

Balance responds to Autumn Budget announcements

Balance and Fresh have responded to the announcements from the Chancellor in the Autumn Budget regarding alcohol and tobacco duty.