January 15, 2020, by Steve Jones The alcohol advertising watchdog has warned brands to closely monitor their packaging and historical social media posts following a record number of breaches in the final quarter of 2019. The Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) recorded 22 breaches of its standards, from 39 determinations, the highest quarterly figures in Read More →

Isobel Bandurek ; World Cancer Research Fund 14 January 2020 | Healthy living   Isobel Bandurek, our Research Interpretation Manager, shares her findings on how we are subtly nudged to drink more alcohol and why it can be hard to give up drinking this January. It’s January. It’s dark, rainy … but possibly also ‘dry’. Read More →

Irish Times, January 14 2020 Sir, – Further to the article “Simon Harris in lecturing, preening, interfering mood when it comes to alcohol” (Mark Paul, Business Opinion, January 10th), it was concerning to see an evidence-based recommendation by Minister for Health Simon Harris be derided while ignoring common sense and the evidence base. That alcohol-industry Read More →

Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development. from www.shutterstock.com Sally Casswell, Professor of public health policy, Massey University      Earlier this month, the New Zealand government released draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought, grown and sold. It is a first glimpse at Read More →

A philanthropic foundation has been blocked from running a hard-hitting anti- alcohol ad campaign. Eoin English, Irish Examiner Reporter; 23 December 2019 The Tomar Trust said they were told by a media agency that their ‘Drink is a Drug’ campaign, earmarked for two high-profile billboards on the Naas Road, Dublin, was “too political”. The campaign, Read More →

About On the 19th September 2019 the European Centre For Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM)) organised with the Centre for Health Communication of the University of Amsterdam and the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) a conference about digital alcohol marketing. The first goal of the conference was to present and discuss the most recent scientific information Read More →