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.
EUCAM is currently updating the ‘Regulations on alcohol marketing’ section on this website. This section provides information on national, statutory regulations of alcohol marketing in Europe; a description of the restrictions per medium; labelling information; the complaints procedure; and lastly a summary about the regulations on alcohol marketing, including exhaustive, downloadable documents from earlier research projects. Click on this link to go to the Regulations page.
For the first time, the costs of alcohol consumption in the Netherlands have been mapped. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published an extended cost-benefit analysis, showing that alcohol consumption costs the Dutch society yearly 2,3 to 2,9 billion euro.
Brussels, 27 September. Today, nearly 40 childrens’ rights, family, consumer, public health, alcohol control, and medical organisations launched a joint call to Members of the European Parliament for ambitious action to free Europe’s children, youth and parents from aggressive marketing of products harmful to health and future well-being.
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has invested around 10 billion US Dollars (81 Norwegian Kroner) in multinational alcohol corporations. A campaign by Norwegian civil society organisations has been launched to stop this. The main claim of the campaign is that investing in alcohol companies is incompatible with the overarching goals of Norwegian development and foreign policies.
This Conference will take place on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Ljubljana and is hosted by the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Health, co-organised by Eurocare, and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.
The more brand-specific alcohol advertising that young drinkers are exposed to, the higher their consumption of those brands, according to a new study led by researchers from the School of Public Health and School of Medicine.
The workshop “From evidence to advocacy. Child rights based tools for protecting kids from alcohol marketing”, organised by IOGT International, took place in Bratislava on 2 September 2016.
Since 29 August 2016, EUCAM has a new employee: Dominique Lenssen. Dominique will be working as a researcher for EUCAM.