Anti-abuse summit resolutions

2011-12-10 17:57

1 Harmonising all laws and policies to facilitate effective governance of alcohol.

2 A review of the structure and mandate of the Central Drug Authority.

3 Reducing the accessibility of alcohol by raising the legal age for the purchasing and public consumption of alcohol from 18 to 21.
4 Imposing national restrictions on the time and days of the week that alcohol can be legally sold.

5 Implementing laws and regulations that will reduce the number of liquor outlets, including shebeens, taverns and stores in specific areas.

6 Regulation and control of home brews and concoctions informed by research, which includes traditional use in
rural areas.

7 Intensifying campaigns that seek to inform and educate people, in particular young people, about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

8 Immediate implementation of laws and regulations that permit the restriction of the time, location and content of advertising related to alcohol, and in the medium term banning advertising of alcoholic products.

9 Banning all sponsorship by the alcohol industry for sports, recreation, arts and cultural, and related events.

10 Setting an example by ensuring all public service functions are alcohol free.

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