A new study conducted by the Australian University of Wollongong comes to the same conclusion as similar studies conducted in other countries: exposure to alcohol advertisements among adolescents is strongly associated with drinking patterns. In the article the authors point to the current high levels of alcohol consumption among Australian youth and underline the need Read More →

The American ‘watchdog’ of the alcohol industry the Marin Institute has published a new report about the health claims of alcohol producers. The report concludes that despite all the well known negative consequences of drinking alcohol, both to society as well as individuals, marketing efforts are still being made to send the message that drinkers Read More →

International alcohol companies misbehave in the African continent. The dominating and unethical character of alcohol marketing of these companies in African countries strengthens the urgent need to increase legislation on alcohol advertising in the African continent. That is one of the main conclusions of a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).  An Read More →

Australian health minister Nicola Roxon has approved a plan to develop a nationwide minimum floor price for alcohol. Over in Northern Ireland the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has opened a survey on the possible implementation of a minimum floor price for alcohol.  Australia Back in Australia, the National Preventive Health Agency Read More →