The Social Affairs and Health Ministry has drafted a law which would ban advertising of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages from appearing in public. It would essentially prohibit any such advertisements at bus stops, sport facilities or even on athletes’ shirts.   Additionally, the proposed law would prohibit the remaining advertisements from displaying more than Read More →

This week, leading producers from the beer, wine and spirits sectors launched a ‘comprehensive initiative to strengthen independent advertising self-regulatory schemes for alcohol beverage marketing’ by establishing a set of ‘common, rigorous standards’ for their marketing communications throughout the European Union.   Monday the 16th of April, the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) issued a Read More →

This summer America’s digital advertisements for alcoholic beverages will be put under inspection of the United States Federal Trade Commission. As a part of the agency’s periodic review to test the effectiveness of the industry’s voluntary guidelines, the FTC will look at the exposure of underage audiences.   A similar analysis of US alcohol producers’ Read More →

The Government of Zambia has banned the manufacturing and sale of strong liquor sachets, commonly known as tujilijili. This statement was made by Local Government and Housing Minister Nkandu Luo at a press briefing in Lusaka on Sunday 15 April, reports The Times of Zambia.   The ban, which covers importation, distribution, stocking, and consumption Read More →

Last week the British government published it’s hotly debated Alcohol Strategy. Among the commitments of the strategy, are plans to introduce a floor pricing of 40 pence per alcoholic unit, as well as plans to ban two-for-one promotions to combat binge drinking. The strategy has been met with mixed reactions, particularly concerning its approach to Read More →

Australia just got their first fully independent alcohol marketing watchdog. The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) is an innovative new project from the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth in collaboration with Cancer Council Western Australia.  The AARB will judge community complaints about alcohol advertising and will deliver determinations, free of industry influence. Read More →