The NSW parliament (Australia) is considering new restrictions on alcohol advertising, including in sport. Friday 1 December 2017, link from the Guardian  Alcohol Industry Australia: Ads don’t make young people drink more; there is an ‘association’ between drinking and advertising but it isn’t causal. Experts: Australia failing to stop alcohol ads reaching children. The alcohol Read More →

1st December, 2017 by Lauren Eads The Australian alcohol and sporting industry has rounded on proposals to ban alcohol adverts in New South Wales (NSW) claiming that it will harm the industry and, despite claims to the contrary, will not do anything to discourage drinking among young people. In September the NSW parliament announced it Read More →

Authors: Amber Simons, Wim van Dalen Latest revision: November 2017 Abstract This review discusses the volume and content of alcohol marketing via social media and the impact it has on young people. The main goal is to describe the amount of alcohol marketing young people are exposed to on social media as well as how Read More →

November 2017 The Swedish Government authorities recently initiated the last step in IOGT-NTO’s article 4 AVMSD complaint from 2011 about alcohol advertising broadcasting into Sweden from the UK in order to avoid the Swedish alcohol advertising ban. On 31 of October Swedish authorities submitted a notification to the European Commission outlining that they want to Read More →

By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ  OCT. 25, 2017  The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday banned advertising of alcoholic beverages on New York City buses, subway cars and stations, contending that the social benefits of deterring underage drinking outweighed the loss of revenue. After years of pressure from grass-roots organizations, the board voted unanimously in Read More →

Dear Ministers, The signatories to this letter would like to present suggestions to the ongoing negotiations on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) relating to commercial communications. Obesity and alcohol consumption are major causes of preventable ill-health and early death. Currently, over half of EU citizens are overweight or obese and Europe’s prevalence rate for Read More →

   In the first part of this series we looked at how little legislation regulating alcohol advertising there is, and how the industry has been left to regulate itself. Muhammad Zakaria Suleman asks whether self-regulation is enough or whether alcohol advertising should be banned. The public health sector monitors the effect and burden alcohol has Read More →