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 →

Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development. from Sally Casswell, Professor of public health policy, Massey University      Earlier this month, the New Zealand government released draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought, grown and sold. It is a first glimpse at Read More →