In response to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures, showing that alcohol consumption has declined over the last year by 7.6%, the head of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) Kathryn D’Arcy has called for all stakeholders to participate in an evidence-based approach to address misuse.
This continuing decline of alcohol consumption means that Irish people are now consuming 25% less alcohol than 13 years ago.
D’Arcy said,”This issue is not how much we drink, but how we drink; and the industry wants to work with all of the relevant stakeholders to deliver an evidence-based approach to alcohol misuse.” She said that this Alcohol Awareness Week, the ABFI are calling on government, educators and health stakeholders to allow the industry be part of the solution.
“The 100,000 people employed by the drinks industry do not want to see alcohol misused. We want to be part of the solution. The time for evidence-based approach to misuse is now,” D’Arcy added.
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