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

Denmark: National campaign addressing alcoholism started this week
https://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
https://nordan.org/finnish-adolescents-use-less-alcohol-and-drugs-and-perceive-the-risks-smaller-than-before/

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

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

Denmark: Government to help young victims of alcohol and drug abuse
https://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
https://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
https://nordan.org/latvia-survey-says-43-of-seventh-graders-have-drunk-alcohol/

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

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

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

APRIL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAY

Norway: Many students get lower grades thanks to drugs and alcohol abuse
https://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
https://nordan.org/lithuanian-municipalities-team-up-with-other-baltic-cities-to-combat-youth-substance-abuse/

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

Over 61,000 signatures collected in support of alcohol restrictions in Lithuania
https://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
https://nordan.org/alcohol-consumption-in-estonia-at-more-than-ten-year-low-in-2015/

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

JUNE

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

Popsicles laced with alcohol can now legally be sold to children in Denmark
https://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
https://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
https://nordan.org/more-danes-calling-poison-control-centres-as-a-result-of-cannabis-use/

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

JULY

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

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

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

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

AUGUST

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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

Iceland´s Health Ministry Workgroup: Limit Some Drug Crime Sentences To Fines
https://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
https://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
https://nordan.org/denmark-unhealthiest-country-in-the-nordics/

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

OCTOBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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