A long-term global com­mit­ment to re­spon­si­ble al­co­hol con­sump­tion

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for the re­spon­si­ble con­sump­tion agenda within and with­out the com­pany. The pro­gramme also of­fers help to em­ploy­ees with prob­lems in this re­gard.

He adds, “Al­co­holic bev­er­ages can be part of a healthy life­style as long as they are taken in mod­er­a­tion. Mod­er­ate drinkers can en­joy and take pride in drink­ing our HEINEKEN brands.

Our Cool@Work pro­gramme aims to in­form all our col­leagues around the world about the im­por­tance of con­sum­ing al­co­hol re­spon­si­bly, to help pro­mote healthy work­ing con­di­tions and to boost a healthy life­style in gen­eral. Cool@Work pro­vides these facts:

Al­co­hol low­ers your level of con­scious­ness; even a small amount of al­co­hol in your blood af­fects your level of per­cep­tion and abil­ity to re­spond;

It takes be­tween one and two hours per glass be­fore your body can rid it­self of al­co­hol. It makes no dif­fer­ence whether your weight is 70 or 100 ki­los;

Cof­fee does not have a sober­ing ef­fect; it will only serve to fur­ther de­hy­drate you;

Af­ter drink­ing only two or three glasses of al­co­hol you will gen­er­ally al­ready be at the legal limit of 0.05g per 100ml and breath al­co­hol of 0.24mg per 1000ml;

If you have been drink­ing heav­ily in the evening, your blood will still con­tain al­co­hol the next morn­ing;

If you have an ac­ci­dent when un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, you are per­son­ally li­able;

Ex­ces­sive drink­ing may lead to se­ri­ous health is­sues in­clud­ing: de­spon­dency, fa­tigue or lower en­ergy level; a de­fec­tive mem­ory; a higher risk of liver dis­or­ders, sex­ual dis­or­ders, mouth can­cer, throat can­cer, can­cer of the oe­soph­a­gus, stom­ach, liver and in­testi­nal can­cer; and,

Dur­ing long flights trav­ellers are ex­posed to ex­tremely dry air – this means they lose fluid. Drink mod­er­ate quan­ti­ties of al­co­hol and large quan­ti­ties of wa­ter or fruit juice dur­ing your flight.

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