The new charity, formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, said the Portman Group’s role was not clear. Last updated: 6 July 2018 – 12.10am A charity has called for a Government review of how alcohol marketing is regulated, claiming the current watchdog is inconsistent and operates without scrutiny. The new charity, Read More →

Forbes; Peter Suciu; Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own; Social Media New research has found that social media could be sending out positive messaging about alcohol use – and that increased use of social media by just one hour a day resulted in an a 0.45 unit upsurge in the frequency of alcohol consumption Read More →

Wed, Feb 5 • Source:  1 NEWS                                         There’s room for improvement in how alcohol is sold in New Zealand’s supermarkets, including potentially moving wine and beer away from busy areas, Victoria University research suggests. It’s been 31 years since wine and beer were first permitted for sale in New Zealand’s supermarkets and at the Read More →

Alcohol marketing on social media is surging, but weak age restrictions are leading to calls for a ban The Wall Street Journal, By Saabira Chaudhuri; Feb. 2, 2020  Health concerns are sparking restrictions on advertising alcohol on billboards and television, but on social media—which transcends national borders—lax age controls and the use of influencers make Read More →

Frontiers in Psychology, 22 January 2020 Hanneke Hendriks1*, Danii Wilmsen1, Wim van Dalen2,3 and Winifred A. Gebhardt4 1Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (photo) 2Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP, Utrecht, Netherlands 3European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing, Utrecht, Netherlands 4Institute of Psychology, Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit, Leiden University, Leiden, Read More →

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 →