Charities have called for more action to protect children from the impact of alcohol and junk food marketing. Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) says alcohol advertising on television and online platforms such as YouTube, alongside other marketing measures, encourages drinking among children and young people. Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) also says children can be particularly vulnerable Read More →

Soft drink company to part with tradition by launching version of ‘Chu-Hi’ alcopop in Japan Coca-Cola is to produce the first alcoholic drink in its 132-year-history, with plans to launch an alcopop in Japan. The world’s biggest soft drinks company said it would start making a version of “Chu-Hi” – canned sparkling flavoured drinks that Read More →

Rossen, I., Pettigrew, S., Jongenelis, M., Stafford, J., Wakefield, M., and Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol promotion and the consequences for young people’s alcohol consumption. Report prepared for the Mental Health Commission by the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Perth, Western Read More →

ess Live Drinks firms could be liable for harm done by drunks 26 February 2018; Linda Ensor Wheels are turning: Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October speaks at a parliamentary committee meeting. He says it will take two to three weeks to finalise the proposed liquor law. Picture:   The Department of Health Read More →

The strategies of alcohol industry SAPROs: Inaccurate information, misleading language and the use of confounders to downplay and misrepresent the risk of cancer. Authors: Mark Petticrew, Nason Maani Hessari, Cécile Knai, Elisabete Weiderpass We start by summarising our core findings, to contextualise the rest of our response. These are that alcohol industry social aspects/public relations Read More →

February 7, 2018 11.12 Europe/London By Julian Clover   Plans by Sweden to impose a ban on alcohol advertising on two UK-based broadcasters is not compatible with European law. Previously the Myndigheten för radio och TV had asked its UK counterpart Ofcom to put pressure on the broadcasters, understood to be Viasat (TV3, TV6 and Read More →