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2016-Your-Year-in-Review

Year in review – 2016 in alcohol and drug news

This is a selection of alcohol and drug news stories from Nordic and Baltic countries from 2016. Get an overview of the main developments in our region with this tour of the main headlines from media.

JANUARY

Finland: Online alcohol shops face 3 years of back taxes
http://nordan.org/finland-online-alcohol-shops-face-3-years-of-back-taxes/

Denmark: National campaign addressing alcoholism started this week
http://nordan.org/denmark-national-campaign-addressing-alcoholism-started-this-week/

Infographic on “low risk” drinking guidelines in Nordic and Baltic countries
https://www.facebook.com/NordicAlcohol/photos/a.303868716296257.98941.111425775540553/1246316348718151/?type=3

FEBRUARY

Finnish adolescents use less alcohol and drugs and perceive the risks smaller than before
http://nordan.org/finnish-adolescents-use-less-alcohol-and-drugs-and-perceive-the-risks-smaller-than-before/

Most Icelanders Still Opposed To Alcohol In Shops
http://nordan.org/most-icelanders-still-opposed-to-alcohol-in-shops/

Finland: Govt plans easing alcohol law
http://nordan.org/finland-govt-plans-easing-alcohol-law/

Denmark: Government to help young victims of alcohol and drug abuse
http://nordan.org/denmark-government-to-help-young-victims-of-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/

Study: Icelandic teenagers spend more time with parents, consume less alcohol, drugs
http://nordan.org/study-icelandic-teenagers-spend-more-time-with-parents-consume-less-alcohol-drugs/

MARCH

Latvia: Survey says 43% of seventh-graders have drunk alcohol
http://nordan.org/latvia-survey-says-43-of-seventh-graders-have-drunk-alcohol/

HBSC study: weekly smoking and drinking halved since 2001/2002
http://nordan.org/hbsc-study-weekly-smoking-and-drinking-halved-since-20012002/

Finland: Alko to open up for online sales in November this year
http://nordan.org/finland-alko-to-open-up-for-online-sales-in-november-this-year/

WOCAD: We need global alcohol convention
http://nordan.org/wocad-we-need-global-alcohol-convention/

APRIL

Nearly 80 percent of Estonians in favor of complete ban on alcohol advertising
http://nordan.org/nearly-80-percent-of-estonians-in-favor-of-complete-ban-on-alcohol-advertising/

Finland and Sweden – biggest Nanny States in European Union
http://nordan.org/finland-and-sweden-biggest-nanny-states-in-european-union/

Why booze could get even pricier in Sweden
http://nordan.org/why-booze-could-get-even-pricier-in-sweden/

Finland: Alcohol consumption drops
http://nordan.org/finland-alcohol-consumption-drops/

Call For Discussion In Norway Around Alcohol In Skiing Culture
http://nordan.org/call-for-discussion-in-norway-around-alcohol-in-skiing-culture/

Nordic health ministers: Stepping up work on public health
http://nordan.org/nordic-health-ministers-stepping-up-work-on-public-health/

Fewer people murdered in Greenland
http://nordan.org/fewer-people-murdered-in-greenland/

MAY

Norway: Many students get lower grades thanks to drugs and alcohol abuse
http://nordan.org/norway-many-students-get-lower-grades-thanks-to-drugs-and-alcohol-abuse/

Lithuanian municipalities team up with other Baltic cities to combat youth substance abuse
http://nordan.org/lithuanian-municipalities-team-up-with-other-baltic-cities-to-combat-youth-substance-abuse/

Many Finnish workers have drinking problems
http://nordan.org/many-finnish-workers-have-drinking-problems/

Over 61,000 signatures collected in support of alcohol restrictions in Lithuania
http://nordan.org/over-61000-signatures-collected-in-support-of-alcohol-restrictions-in-lithuania/

Alcohol consumption in Estonia at more than ten-year low in 2015
http://nordan.org/alcohol-consumption-in-estonia-at-more-than-ten-year-low-in-2015/

Swedish police blame migrant sex attacks on ‘Nordic alcohol culture’
http://nordan.org/swedish-police-blame-migrant-sex-attacks-on-nordic-alcohol-culture/

JUNE

Drugs are losing popularity among students of Latvia
http://nordan.org/drugs-are-losing-popularity-among-students-of-latvia/

Popsicles laced with alcohol can now legally be sold to children in Denmark
http://nordan.org/popsicles-laced-with-alcohol-can-now-legally-be-sold-to-children-in-denmark/

The Nordics have the most expensive prices on food and alcohol in Europe
http://nordan.org/the-nordics-have-the-most-expensive-prices-on-food-and-alcohol-in-europe/

More Danes calling poison control centres as a result of cannabis use
http://nordan.org/more-danes-calling-poison-control-centres-as-a-result-of-cannabis-use/

Norway is the healthiest country in Europe
http://nordan.org/norway-is-the-healthiest-country-in-europe/

JULY

Norway: Record number of intoxicated drivers caught by the police
http://nordan.org/norway-record-number-of-intoxicated-drivers-caught-by-the-police/

Lithuanian health min preps ban on online alcohol ads
http://nordan.org/lithuanian-health-min-preps-ban-on-online-alcohol-ads/

Norway: One in ten pregnant women drink alcohol
http://nordan.org/norway-one-in-ten-pregnant-women-drink-alcohol/

Finland: Amended alcohol law won’t be used in 2017
http://nordan.org/finland-amended-alcohol-law-wont-be-used-in-2017/

AUGUST

Scandinavia’s largest drug injection room opens in Copenhagen
http://nordan.org/scandinavias-largest-drug-injection-room-opens-in-copenhagen/

Norway: Is it okay to get drunk in front of children?
http://nordan.org/norway-is-it-okay-to-get-drunk-in-front-of-children/

Could this Swedish finding help cure alcoholism?
http://nordan.org/could-this-swedish-finding-help-cure-alcoholism/

SEPTEMBER

Lithuanian stores start demanding ID from all alcohol buyers
http://nordan.org/lithuanian-stores-start-demanding-id-from-all-alcohol-buyers/

Iceland´s Health Ministry Workgroup: Limit Some Drug Crime Sentences To Fines
http://nordan.org/icelands-health-ministry-workgroup-limit-some-drug-crime-sentences-to-fines/

New ESPAD results: teenage drinking and smoking down, but concerns posed by new drugs and new addictive behaviours
http://nordan.org/new-espad-results-teenage-drinking-and-smoking-down-but-concerns-posed-by-new-drugs-and-new-addictive-behaviours/

Denmark unhealthiest country in the Nordics
http://nordan.org/denmark-unhealthiest-country-in-the-nordics/

Estonia: Punishment for post-crash alcohol consumption to be toughened
http://nordan.org/estonia-punishment-for-post-crash-alcohol-consumption-to-be-toughened/

OCTOBER

Norway plans changes in drug policy
http://nordan.org/norway-plans-to-focus-its-drug-policy-toward-helping-instead-of-punishing/

Norway: Parents fear grandparents alcohol use
http://nordan.org/norway-parents-fear-grandparents-alcohol-use/

Iceland: Police Against Drug Decriminalisation
http://nordan.org/iceland-police-against-drug-decriminalisation/

Can CCTV curb drug runs between Sweden and Norway?
http://nordan.org/can-cctv-curb-drug-runs-between-sweden-and-norway/

Danish government would allow minors to serve alcohol
http://nordan.org/danish-government-would-allow-minors-to-serve-alcohol/

Estonia: Tax authority wants alcohol tourists watched by cameras
http://nordan.org/estonia-tax-authority-wants-alcohol-tourists-watched-by-cameras/

NOVEMBER

Parliament Report Favors Closing of Duty Free Shops in Norway
http://nordan.org/parliament-report-favors-closing-of-duty-free-shops-in-norway/

Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated
http://nordan.org/police-say-christiania-cannabis-trade-decimated/

Greenland settlement stops alcohol sales
http://nordan.org/greenland-settlement-stops-alcohol-sales/

FINLAND: Child orgs against new alcohol law
http://nordan.org/finland-child-orgs-against-new-alcohol-law/

Drug use on the rise in Iceland
http://nordan.org/drug-use-on-the-rise-in-iceland/

Every Fourth Finnish Child Has Suffered From Their Parents’ Alcohol Use
http://nordan.org/every-fourth-finnish-child-has-suffered-from-their-parents-alcohol-use/

New Estonian government: Excise duties on beer, wine, cider to rise
http://nordan.org/new-estonian-government-excise-duties-on-beer-wine-cider-to-rise/

DECEMBER

Norway: Support for strict alcohol policies
http://nordan.org/norway-support-for-strict-alcohol-policies/

NordAN statement on youth drinking
http://nordan.org/nordan-statement-on-youth-drinking/

Estonia receives strong international support
http://nordan.org/estonia-receives-strong-international-support/

Minister: Estonian EU presidency to also tackle alcohol
http://nordan.org/minister-estonian-eu-presidency-to-also-tackle-alcohol/

Alcohol prices in Iceland still climbing
http://nordan.org/alcohol-prices-in-iceland-still-climbing/

Danish teens still most boozy in Europe
http://nordan.org/danish-teens-still-most-boozy-in-europe/

Lithuania adopts substantial alcohol tax increases
http://nordan.org/lithuania-adopts-substantial-alcohol-tax-increases/

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