Proposed Liquor Amendment Bill to ban all alcohol advertising. Joburg; 28-03-2018 The controversial Liquor Amendment Bill, now with cabinet, saw the Department of Health propose a ban on alcohol advertising. The amended bill is expected to be passed by parliament within the coming weeks. The bill was formerly met with positivity, however, doubts have been Read More →

24 March 2018 To stimulate beer sales, Heineken uses promotional girls in 10 African countries. This is evident from a new book by Olivier van Beemen. He spent more than five years researching the activities of Heineken in Africa. His book ‘Beer for Africa; the Best Kept Secret of Heineken’ released today under the publishing Read More →

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 →

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 →

Marketing messages accompanying online selling of low/er and regular strength wine and beer products in the UK: a content analysis Milica Vasiljevic Lucia Coulter, Mark Petticrew and Theresa M. Marteau BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:147 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5040-6 ©  The Author(s). 2018   Abstract Background Increased availability of low/er strength alcohol products has the potential to reduce alcohol consumption Read More →

 By AT editor – 5 February 2018 at 12:35 am   African health advocacy organizations have joined in a global campaign against the Heineken beverage company’s new partnership with The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Dutch company’s announcement came during the World Economic Forum in Davos, as Heineken promised to share Read More →