Avalon de Bruijn and Colleagues recently received a prestigious price for their European longitudinal research on alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use: The 2016 President’s Award from the European Society for Prevention Research.
Research suggest that YouTube music videos promote positive associations with alcohol use. In the study “F*ck It! Let’s Get to Drinking—Poison our Livers!”: a Thematic Analysis of Alcohol Content in Contemporary YouTube Music Videos, researchers examine and describe the portrayal of alcohol content in popular YouTube music videos.
In April 2016, EUCAM filed a complaint against a radio-commercial from the supermarket chain “Jumbo” for alcoholic drinks, that has been broadcasted multiple times at NPO Radio 1 between 06:00 and 21:00. The Dutch Media Authority warned this radio channel for their breach of the Dutch Media Law.
In 2017, the European marketing Directive will be revised – the only European legislation in the area of alcohol marketing. EUCAM (European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing) and the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP believe that the Dutch government has to grasp this once in a decade opportunity.
The Scotch Whisky Association has applied to appeal in the UK Supreme Court against minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland. Scotland’s alcohol camapigners criticise arrogant Scotch Whisky Association for appealing minimum pricing.
On 1 December, join experts from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss the effects of advertising on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes.
Eleven organizations participated in the launch of a unique Alcohol Manifesto asking minister of health Edith Schippers and state secretary Martin van Rijn to take measures proven to be effective.
Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new study from The University of Nottingham.
Recent research by Witteman et al (2015) has indicated that the presence of alcohol cues such as the portrayal of the drug and drinking behaviour induced physiological cue reactivity and craving in alcohol dependence through a conditioned appetitive response.
Beer is too cheap and needs a minimum price, according to the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. Director Wim van Dalen told RTL Nieuws on Friday that supermarket are selling beers for ‘ridiculous prices’ such as a crate for less than € 5, or 20 cents a bottle.