Authors: Robyn Burton, Clive Henn, Don Lavoie, Rosanna O’Connor, Clare Perkins, Kate Sweeney, Felix Greaves, Prof Brian Ferguson, Caryl Beynon, Annalisa Belloni, Virginia Musto, Prof John Marsden,  Prof Nick Sheron Title: Burton (2016). A rapid evidence review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: an English perspective Journal: DOI: Abstract: This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies Read More →

Authors: Monika Arora, Abha Tewari, Shalini Bassi, Kavita Chauhan, Shikha Bhasin, Ann-Sofie Bakshi, and Sven Andréasson Title: Exploring perceptions of alcohol use in two Indian states: A qualitative study from Delhi and Haryana, India  Journal: International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research Abstract: Aims: To explore perceptions and determinants influencing alcohol consumption, with a view Read More →

Authors: N. Maani Hessari & M. Petticrew Title: What does the alcohol industry mean by ‘Responsible drinking’? A comparative analysis Journal: J Public Health (Oxf) 1-8, 7 April 2017, Abstract: Background: The alcohol industry uses responsible drinking messaging as a central element of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. It has been argued that such messaging is vague, and Read More →

Authors: David H. Jernigan, Alisa Padon, Craig Ross, Dina Borzekowski Title: Self-Reported Youth and Adult Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Traditional and Digital Media: Results of a Pilot Survey Journal: Alcoholism:Clinical and Experimental Research, doi:10.1111/acer.13331 Abstract: Background: Alcohol marketing is known to be a significant risk factor for underage drinking. However, little is known about youth Read More →

Authors: M. Petticrew, N. Douglas, P. D’Souza, Y.M. Shi, M.A. Durand, C. Knai, E. Eastmure, N. Mays Title: Community Alcohol Partnerships with the alcohol industry: what is their purpose and are they effective in reducing alcohol harms? Journal: Journal of Public Health, pp. 1–16, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdw139 Abstract: Background:  Local initiatives to reduce alcohol harms are common. One Read More →

Authors: Kate Robaina, MPH, Thomas Babor, PhD, MPH & Jonathan Noel, MPH (2016). Title: Evaluating compliance with alcohol industry self-regulation in seven countries in Africa. An external evaluation of the MAMPA (Monitoring Alcohol Marketing Practices in Africa) project.  Executive summary Introduction The Monitoring Alcohol Marketing Practices in Africa (MAMPA) Project was a public health surveillance program devoted to Read More →

Authors: Thomas F. Babor, Katherine Robaina, Jonathan K. Noel, E. Bruce Ritson Title: Vulnerability to alcohol-related problems: a policy brief with implications for the regulation of alcohol marketing Journal: Addiction, 2016, 10.1111/add.13626 Abstract: Background and aims: The concern that alcohol advertising can have detrimental effects on vulnerable viewers has prompted the development of codes of responsible advertising practices. Read More →

Authors: Daniela Pantani, Raquel Peltzer, Mariana Cremonte, Katherine Robaina, Thomas Babor and Ilana Pinsky Title: The marketing potential of corporate social responsibilityactivities: the case of the alcohol industry in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean Journal: Addiction, 10 January 2017, DOI: 10.1111/add.13616 Abstract: Aims: The aims were to: (1) identify, monitor and analyse the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices Read More →

Authors: Jonathan K. Noel, Thomas F. Babor and Katherine Robaina Title: Industry self-regulation of alcohol marketing: a systematic review of content and exposure research Journal: Addiction, (2016). DOI: 10.1111/add.13410 Abstract: Background and aims: With governments relying increasingly upon the alcohol industry’s self-regulated marketing codes to restrict alcohol marketing activity, there is a need to summarize the findings of research Read More →

Authors: Jo Cranwell, John Britton, Manpreet Bains Title: “F*ck It! Let’s Get to Drinking—Poison our Livers!”: a Thematic Analysis of Alcohol Content in Contemporary YouTube Music Videos Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, (2016). doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9578-3 Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to describe the portrayal of alcohol content in popular YouTube music videos. Method: We used inductive thematic analysis to Read More →