VALIDATION WORKSHOP OF THE
SEYCHELLES NATIONAL ALCOHOL
POLICY 2013
SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION
• Background
• Aims
• Main provisions of the Policy
• Questions
BACKGROUND
• Worldwide impact of alcohol consumption
• 3.8% of all deaths
• 4.5% of the burden of injury and disease
• Imp...
Slavery
WHAT IS THE SITUATION?
• Murky situation – how many, what do they produce
& who buys them?
• Baka /Lapire producers drop o...
SEYCHELLES HEART STUDY 2004
• 60% of men and 20% of women drink on a regular
basis
• Amongst these, 20% of all men drink >...
CHILD WELL-BEING STUDY 2008
• 2007, 2 girls <15 yrs treated for alcohol dependence
• 241 clients at the Centre in 2006
• 9...
Amount drunk Frequency %
A single drink 158 13.3
2 drinks 205 17.3
3 drinks 155 13.1
4 drinks 111 9.4
5 drinks 100 8.4
Mor...
ALCOPOPS
• Attractive to children, girls, women & new
drinkers
• Likelihood of binge drinking due to the high
sugar conten...
THE POLICY IN BRIEF
• Preamble
• 9 position statements about alcohol by GOS
• 5 aims
• 8 priority areas
• 39 provisions to...
PREAMBLE
1. The Government recognises the harm caused to individuals,
families and society by excessive use of alcohol.
Co...
4. Alcohol is a legal consumer product and its
moderate consumption by adults is acceptable
behaviour.
5. Consumers of alc...
7. Sale of alcohol to children is not condoned and the
Government will take steps to ensure that the law
against the sale ...
AIMS
1. Reduce negative health Impact due to excessive alcohol consumption
through reduction of the level of alcohol consu...
MAIN PRIORITIES 1
1. The Manufacturers of Alcoholic Products
2. Alcohol and Children
3. Alcohol and the Workplace
4.Drivin...
MAIN PRIORITIES 2
5. Drinking in Public Places and in Public View
6. Advertising and Promotion of Alcoholic Products
7. Pr...
MAIN PROVISIONS 1
• Stringent manufacturing requirements
• Consumer information – labelling
• Monitoring of the market
• I...
• Institutionalisation of Employee
Assistance Programmes
• Alcohol-free workplaces
• Treatment for workers in trouble
• Te...
DRINKING AND DRIVING
• Police spot checks & breathalysers.
• point system for driving licenses
• Designated driver policy for all
workplaces
• ...
MAIN PROVISIONS 4 – DRINKING IN PUBLIC
• Opening hours for shops & baka/lapire
sheds
• Designated areas / sites for drinki...
MAIN PROVISIONS 5 – HOME-BREWED ALCOHOLS
• Quota system for home-brewed
alcohols
• Monitoring & enforcement system
•Review...
• No promotional activities for alcohol
• No linking of alcohol & sports &
children
• Public education programmes
• Instit...
QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS FOR GROUP WORK
• WHAT are the issues that are
missing or should be improved
upon in your group?
• WHAT measures ...
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National alcohol policy 2012

The national alcohol policy of the Seychelles Islands
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. VALIDATION WORKSHOP OF THE SEYCHELLES NATIONAL ALCOHOL POLICY 2013
  • 2. SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION • Background • Aims • Main provisions of the Policy • Questions
  • 3. BACKGROUND • Worldwide impact of alcohol consumption • 3.8% of all deaths • 4.5% of the burden of injury and disease • Impact in Seychelles • Major concerns in Seychelles  Production & sale  Advertising  Alcohol & children  Alcohol & productivity
  • 4. Slavery
  • 5. WHAT IS THE SITUATION? • Murky situation – how many, what do they produce & who buys them? • Baka /Lapire producers drop out of regularised situation, but keeps producing • Consumption patterns
  • 6. SEYCHELLES HEART STUDY 2004 • 60% of men and 20% of women drink on a regular basis • Amongst these, 20% of all men drink > 5 drinks/day •40% of men >10 drinks •15% >20 drinks on special occasions. • High tolerance for drinking among men
  • 7. CHILD WELL-BEING STUDY 2008 • 2007, 2 girls <15 yrs treated for alcohol dependence • 241 clients at the Centre in 2006 • 92 alcohol dependence • 140 heroin
  • 8. Amount drunk Frequency % A single drink 158 13.3 2 drinks 205 17.3 3 drinks 155 13.1 4 drinks 111 9.4 5 drinks 100 8.4 More than 5 drinks 130 10.9 Sub-total: 859 72.4% Total 1185 1185 Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviour Study 2012
  • 9. ALCOPOPS • Attractive to children, girls, women & new drinkers • Likelihood of binge drinking due to the high sugar content, • Alcohol percentage is high, with some drinks as high as 21%, • Low price per alcohol content • Small bottles
  • 10. THE POLICY IN BRIEF • Preamble • 9 position statements about alcohol by GOS • 5 aims • 8 priority areas • 39 provisions to control alcohol production, distribution, sale, promotion, advertising & consumption
  • 11. PREAMBLE 1. The Government recognises the harm caused to individuals, families and society by excessive use of alcohol. Consequently, the Government encourages abstinence and moderation for reasons of health and peace in families and society. 2. The population in general will therefore be sensitised about the dangers of excessive drinking and education programmes against alcohol in schools will be reinforced. 3. It is always an acceptable choice to abstain from consuming alcoholic products.
  • 12. 4. Alcohol is a legal consumer product and its moderate consumption by adults is acceptable behaviour. 5. Consumers of alcoholic beverages have the right to accurate information, to know what they are consuming so that they could make informed choices. They have the right to safe products. 6. Consumers of alcoholic products must do so while respecting the right of others to safe roads, workplaces, public places and homes.
  • 13. 7. Sale of alcohol to children is not condoned and the Government will take steps to ensure that the law against the sale of alcohol to minors will be vigorously enforced. 8. The Government is committed to the rehabilitation of victims of alcohol abuse so that they can return to normal life. 9. The Government is also committed to conducting research into the root causes of alcohol abuse and into ways and means of eliminating these causes.
  • 14. AIMS 1. Reduce negative health Impact due to excessive alcohol consumption through reduction of the level of alcohol consumption in the country 2. Encourage responsible drinking behaviours by adult consumers 3. Ensure that alcohol products are manufactured in hygienic conditions 4. Ensure that children (<18 yrs.) to make informed choices about whether they will choose to consume alcohol as adults 5. Inform and educate the adult population on the risks of excessive use of alcohol.
  • 15. MAIN PRIORITIES 1 1. The Manufacturers of Alcoholic Products 2. Alcohol and Children 3. Alcohol and the Workplace 4.Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol;
  • 16. MAIN PRIORITIES 2 5. Drinking in Public Places and in Public View 6. Advertising and Promotion of Alcoholic Products 7. Production and Sale of Baka and Lapire as Licensable Activities 8. Educational and Health Issues
  • 17. MAIN PROVISIONS 1 • Stringent manufacturing requirements • Consumer information – labelling • Monitoring of the market • Information, education and communication to children • Age limit for alcohol consumption – 18 yrs. • No alcohol policy in educational institutions • Alcohol-free activities for children • No sponsorship from alcohol manufacturers for children’s programmes / activities
  • 18. • Institutionalisation of Employee Assistance Programmes • Alcohol-free workplaces • Treatment for workers in trouble • Testing of employees
  • 19. DRINKING AND DRIVING
  • 20. • Police spot checks & breathalysers. • point system for driving licenses • Designated driver policy for all workplaces • No serving to already intoxicated clients • Increase penalties DUI
  • 21. MAIN PROVISIONS 4 – DRINKING IN PUBLIC • Opening hours for shops & baka/lapire sheds • Designated areas / sites for drinking alcohol • Community policing
  • 22. MAIN PROVISIONS 5 – HOME-BREWED ALCOHOLS • Quota system for home-brewed alcohols • Monitoring & enforcement system •Review of the law & punishment given • Limits in home production • Increase in license fees
  • 23. • No promotional activities for alcohol • No linking of alcohol & sports & children • Public education programmes • Institutionalisation of alcohol education (schools, teacher training, University)
  • 24. QUESTIONS
  • 25. QUESTIONS FOR GROUP WORK • WHAT are the issues that are missing or should be improved upon in your group? • WHAT measures do they propose?

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