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 →

References to, possession, and consumption of 40 alcohol brands appear in all episodes viewed 18 June 2019 – A new study in the Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows, with alcohol references especially frequent in Love Island and Geordie Shore.  Researchers from the Read More →

18 June 2019 Gateshead’s director of Public Health has questioned the ethics of the Football Association for accepting alcohol sponsorship for the England Women’s team. Alice Wiseman, who is also lead Director of Public Health (DPH) for Alcohol for the North East (England) is concerned that alcohol sponsorship for the England Women’s team will put Read More →

Medical Express, June 12, 2019 by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health  Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick, according to a study by the Columbia University Mailman School Read More →

News in English 2019.06.06 12:45 The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, passed a ban on selling toys, beverages and other products marketed to kids and teenagers that imitate alcohol and alcohol packaging. Fifty-three members of parliament voted in favour of amending the Law on Alcohol Control on Thursday, seven were against. The law forbids selling or producing Read More →

Millennials spend less money on alcohol than previous generations, according to a Nerdwallet analysis of a 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey. In an attempt to win millennials over, some brands are marketing their alcohol as wellness drinks, from “wellness beers” meant for athletes to paleo-friendly and keto-friendly natural wines. An artisanal mezcal Read More →

Alcohol Policy UK, Monday, May 20, 2019 In this guest post, Nathan Critchlow, a researcher at the Institute for Social Marketing, discusses findings from recent research on alcohol marketing exposure and drinking amongst young people, and the UK policy context. Until recently, research exploring how much alcohol marketing young people in the UK see has Read More →

The UK’s advertising watchdogs are “ready and prepared” to clamp down on alcohol brands that sell their drinks to young consumers by suggesting they will be happier, more confident, or successful, a panel of marketing experts has warned. 16th May, 2019 by Edith Hancock                                 Amy Powell, client relationships manager at PromoVeritas, a marketing compliance Read More →

14 May 2019 Alcohol Advertising Review Board Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) considers and reviews complaints from the Australian community about alcohol advertising. The AARB was developed by the Alcohol Programs Team at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (formerly known as the McCusker Centre Read More →