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Alcohol Sales Banned in Greenland

For many young people, home is not a place of safety. As countries introduce lockdown measures, it is important that the wellbeing of young people is protected. In a move to reduce potential violence against children during coronavirus confinement, the sale of alcohol has been banned in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. The alcohol ban came into force on Saturday and is scheduled to last until 15 April.

Use of E-cigarettes and Smoked Tobacco in Youth Aged 14–15 Years in New Zealand

Walker, N., Parag, V., Wong, S. F., Youdan, B., Broughton, B., Bullen, C., & Beaglehole, R. (2020). Use of e-cigarettes and smoked tobacco in youth aged 14–15 years in New Zealand: findings from repeated cross-sectional studies (2014–19). The Lancet Public Health.

Globally, the number of young people using e-cigarettes is rising. There is an ongoing debate as to whether vaping acts as a gateway for cigarette use later in life. The long term consequences remain unclear, and some argue we are seeing a new generation addicted to nicotine in a different form.

A recent study conducted in New Zealand has examined the latest trends in adolescent cigarette and e-cigarette use from 2014 to 2019.

Handbook on Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems

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Executive Summary

As one of the objectives of the European Health Programme project “Exchanging Prevention practices on Polydrug use among youth in Criminal justice systems” (EPPIC), the present handbook of quality standards was produced to help practitioners improve the quality of interventions targeting drug experienced young people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems (CJS).

Planet Youth - The Icelandic Primary Prevention Model in Ireland

Stirling, United Kingdom,

About this Event

DRNS and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research are delighted to host this event to share learning on the implementation of Planet Youth in Ireland. Emmet Major is coordinating the Planet Youth programme in the west of Ireland and will share his experiences of the programme, with implications for Scottish research, policy and practice.

Session overview

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 Karachi, Pakistan

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 is an initiative with UNICEF Pakistan in collaboration with School of Leadership Foundation. The forum will serve as a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. For the first gathering of this kind, young people, youth-led organisations, non-governmental organisations, government and UN entities will come together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people to explore

Algorithm May Expose Thousands of Under-18s to Harmful Targeted Adverts

A recent study, conducted by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed that Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol. Facebook gains information from monitoring viewing activity and then advertisers distribute target messages to the groups of people who have been flagged as interested in the topic. However, Facebook denies allowing advertisers from alcohol companies to market products to young people. In a statement

Planet Youth Conference

Reykjavik, Iceland,

Planet Youth's next conference will be held on the 4th to 6th of March 2020. 

Participants will be provided with an extensive overview of the Planet Youth methodology introduced by the employees of ICSRA.