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NEW ZEALAND
NEW ZEALAND
"Reduce your long-term health risks by drinking
no more than: 2 standard drinks/day for women
and no more than 10 standard drinks a week; 3
standard drinks/day for men and no more than
15 standard drinks a week AND at least 2
alcohol-free days every week. A standard drink
contains 10g of alcohol".
Source: Health Promotion Agency, Alcohol.org.nz
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA
"To reduce the risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or
injury, healthy men and women should drink no more than 10
standard drinks a week and no more than 4 standard drinks
on any one day. The less you drink, the lower your risk of
harm from alcohol. A standard drink contains 10 grams
of pure alcohol".
Source: The NHMRC's Australian Guidelines to Reduce
Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (p.2) — 2020
CANADA
CANADA
"Reduce your long-term health risks by drinking no more than:
• 10 drinks/week for women, with no more than 2 drinks/day most days
• 15 drinks/week for men, with no more than 3 drinks/day most days
Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.
A drink means: 142 ml (5 oz.) of wine, 12% alcohol content".
Source: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (p.1) — 2018
New guidelines are expected to be release in 2022
ARGENTINA
ARGENTINA
"Un consumo responsable en adultos es como máximo al día,
dos medidas en el hombre y una en la mujer. (Una medida de 14g)".
Source: As per the "Dietary Guidelines for the Argentinian Population"
by the Ministry of Health (p.7) — 2015
CHILE
CHILE
"Drinking up to 20 grams of pure alcohol per drinking day.
This equals 2 drinks WHO standard. WHO recommends that
the standard has drink about 10 grams of pure alcohol".
Source: The National Service for Prevention and Rehabilitation
of Drug and Alcohol Use (SENDA) (p.2) — 2018
HONG KONG
HONG KONG
"The recommended daily limit is 2 standard drinks for men and
1 standard drink for women on average on any drinking day".
Source: Department of Health Action Plan to Reduce
Alcohol-related Harm in Hong Kong (p.20) — 2013
KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN
"If you drink at least six doses per week, reflect on the situation
and reduce your intake or cease consumption".
Source: The Ministry of Health and National Centre for Problems
of Healthy Lifestyle Development, Alcohol: Assess the situation
and make a choice! — 2016
MEXICO
MEXICO
"1 drink for women and 2 for men a day".
Source: Ministry of Health, Dietary and physical
activity guidelines (p.94) — 2015
EUROPE
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
"To help Americans move toward a healthy dietary pattern and
minimize risks associated with drinking, adults of legal drinking
age can choose not to drink or to drink in moderation by
limiting intakes to 2 drinks or less in a day for men and 1 drink
or less in a day for women, on days when alcohol is consumed".
Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 (p.49) — 2020
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
"in South Africa, one unit of alcohol is 10 g alcohol. (…)
the guidelines for safe consumption per week are 21
units for men and 14 units for women".
Source: Units of alcohol in South Africa — 2014

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ITALY
ITALY
"(Nutrition guidelines recommend) 2 alcohol units for adult men and 1 alcohol unit for adult
women and for the elderly of both sexes, corresponding respectively to 24 and 12 grams of alcohol".
Source: Ministerio della Salute, La nostra salute, Vivere in salute,
Vivi sano, Alcol, "Linee guida per una sana alimentazione" — 2018 (update 2020)
GERMANY
GERMANY
"On average, women should drink no more than one small glass (between 10 and 12 g of
pure alcohol) and men no more than two small glasses of an alcoholic beverage per day".
Source: The Federal Center for Health Education, Know Your Limit (kenn-dein-limit.de) — 2015
IRELAND
IRELAND
"(...) less than 11 standard drinks for women and 17
standard drinks for men. Drinks should be spread out
over the week. Have 2 to 3 alcohol-free days per week.
A standard drink has about 10 grams of pure alcohol".
Source: Health Service Executive, Alcohol and health,
Improve Your Health, Weekly low-risk alcohol guidelines
(www2.hse.ie/alcohol/) — 2019
FRANCE
FRANCE
" (...) maximum 2 glasses per
day, and not every day. These
consumption guidelines are
valid for both men and women
(unless they are pregnant)".
Source: The Alcool info service
— 2017
ALBANIA
ALBANIA
"(...) the intake limit should be not more than 2 beverages
(each containing 10g alcohol) per day. Pregnant women
should avoid taking alcohol".
Source: "Recommendations on Healthy Nutrition in Albania (p.13)"
by the Department of Public Health and FAO — 2008
AUSTRIA
AUSTRIA
"An average daily consumption of up to 24 grams of alcohol is considered to be “low risk” for men
and 16 grams for women".
Source: Factsheet for the Austrian Dialogue Week on Alcohol “How much is too much? " (p.2) — 2019
CZECH REPUBLIC
CZECH REPUBLIC
"1. Amount of 100% ethanol for women per day: 16 g, 2. Amount of 100% ethanol for men per day: 24 g".
Source: The National Institute of Public Health, Overview of national guidelines for moderate consumption
of alcoholic beverages: low-risk doses of ethanol (p.9) — 2015
LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG
"For healthy adults, low risk consumption
is deemed to be: for men, a max of 2 standard
glasses of alcohol/day; for women, a max of
1 standard glass of alcohol/day. One standard
glass of alcohol is a glass containing between
10 and 12 grams of pure alcohol".
Source: "Alcohol" by the National Centre for
Addiction Prevention (p.5) — 2020
NETHERLANDS
NETHERLANDS
"Do not drink alcohol or at least not more than one glass per day".
Source: "Guidelines Disk of Five" by the Netherlands Nutrition Center Foundation (p.16) — 2020
PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL
"(...) in the case of a 12° wine, a man can drink 2 small glasses
and a woman 1 small glass".
Source: Ministry of Health, Food on the Wheel (p.42) — 2003
The national dietary guidelines are being revised until 2020.
ROMANIA
ROMANIA
"Ladies: maximum 1 drink/day, maximum 7 drinks/week, maximum 4 drinks/occasion
Men: maximum 2 drinks/day, maximum 14 drinks/week, maximum 5 drinks/occasion".
Source: Ministry of Health, "National Month of Consumption, Effects of Alcohol" (p.4) — 2019
SLOVENIA
SLOVENIA
"MEN should not drink more than 14
glasses of alcohol a week and no
more than 5 glasses at one occasion; for WOMEN and for all people over the age of 65
there is a lower limit: no more than 7 glasses per week and no more than 3 glasses on
one occasion. In a dl of wine is about 10 grams of alcohol. (...) This amount of alcohol
is also called one unit".
Source: Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, "Message in a bottle" (p.3) — 2014
GEORGIA
GEORGIA
"If you drink alcoholic beverages, limit your daily
amount of alcohol to 20 g".
Source: "Healthy eating – the main key to health"
by the Public Health Department, Ministry of
Labor, Health and Social Affaires and World
Health Organization (p.2) — 2005
SPAIN
SPAIN
"Maximum daily consumption limit: Women 2 UBE, Men 4 UBE.
1 UBE (standard drink unit) = 10 grams of alcohol".
Source: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and
Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (p.2) — 2016
SWEDEN
SWEDEN
"According to the Nordic nutritional recommendations, intake should be limited to a maximum
of 10 grams of alcohol per day for women and a maximum of 20 grams per day for men".
Source: The National Food Administration, Healthy Living, Is drinking alcohol part of a healthy
lifestyle? Alcohol advice — 2021
SWITZERLAND
SWITZERLAND
"Healthy adult men shouldn't
consume more than two glasses
of alcoholic drinks per day. Healthy
adult women shouldn't consume
more than one glass of alcoholic
drink day. A standard glass usually
contains between 10 and 12 g of
pure alcohol".
Source: Switzerland's Federal
Commission for Alcohol Issues,
Alcohol Consumption Guide (p.1) — 2018
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED KINGDOM
"To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are
advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week. A unit of alcohol
is 8g or 10ml of pure alcohol".
Source: Department of Health, UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk
Drinking Guidelines 2016

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ON EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE

Prata om Alkohol

Prata om Alkohol (Talk About Alcohol)

Sponsor: Sprit & Vinleverantörsföreningen (SVL) and Sweden's Breweries

Prata om Alkohol

Project run by Kunskapskraft & Media and funded by Sprit & Vinleverantörsföreningen and Sveriges Bryggerier aims at promoting healthy, moderate attitudes towards alcohol and to increasing awareness about its effects on the body. It uses specific tools for teachers for young people to have a deeper understanding about alcohol.

More information here.

ON DRINKING AND DRIVING

Don't Drink and Drive

Sponsor: Deutsche Wein Akademie, VDS, Bundesverband der Deutschen Spirituosen-Industrie Un Importeure e. V., Die deutschen Brauer, Private Brauereien

Don't Drink and Drive

The campaign has the goal of reducing the quantity of alcohol-related traffic accidents in Germany. Their focus is on disseminating information on the consequences of drinking and driving with a particular focus on educating young people.

More information here.

ON MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Codigo de Comunicacion Comercial del Vino

Código de Comunicación Comercial del Vino

Sponsor: Federación Española del Vino

Código de Comunicación Comercial del Vino

Codes of Practice does not only promote a responsible advertisement and marketing of wine that will not foment harmful drinking, but also clarifies some of the application aspects that raised doubts (April 2020 edition).

More information here.

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ON MODERATE CONSUMPTION

Wise drinking

Wise Drinking Mobile Phone App

Sponsor: Pernod Ricard

Wise Drinking Mobile Phone App

A mobile phone app designed to track the user’s alcohol consumption, identify localised transportation options and provide information about alcohol laws.

More information here.

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