Authors: Sven Brodmerkel & Nicholas Carah Title: Alcohol brands on Facebook: the challenges of regulating brands on social media Journal: J. Publ. Aff., 13: 272–281. doi: 10.1002/pa.1466 Abstract In September 2012, the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) made ‘landmark decisions’ relating to the use of Facebook by vodka brand Smirnoff and beer brand Victoria Bitter. The ASB determined that (i) a Read More →

Authors: Joan S. Tucker, Jeremy N.V. Miles, Elizabeth J. D’Amico Title: Cross-Lagged Associations Between Substance Use-Related Media Exposure and Alcohol Use During Middle School Journal: Journal of Adolescent Health. Volume 53, Issue 4 , Pages 460-464, October 2013 Abstract Purpose: This study examines the reciprocal longitudinal associations between alcohol or other drug (AOD)-related media exposure and alcohol use among Read More →

Author: Jose M. Martin-Moreno, Meggan E. Harris, Joao Breda, Lars Møller, Jose L. Alfonso-Sanchez and Lydia Gorgojo Title: Enhanced labelling on alcoholic drinks: reviewing the evidence to guide alcohol policy Journal: Eur J Public Health (2013) 23 (6): 1082-1087. Abstract Background: Consumer and public health organizations have called for better labelling on alcoholic drinks. However, there is a Read More →

Author: Michael Siegel, Renee M. Johnson, Keshav Tyagi, Kathryn Power, Mark C. Lohsen, Amanda J. Ayers and David H. Jernigan Title: Alcohol Brand References in U.S. Popular Music, 2009–2011 Journal: Substance Use & Misuse 2013 48:14, 1475-1484 Abstract This study aimed to assess the prevalence and context of alcohol brand references in popular music. Billboard Magazine year-end charts from 2009 to 2011 were Read More →

Authors: Craig S. Ross, Avalon de Bruijn and David Jernigan Title: Do time restrictions on alcohol advertising reduce youth exposure? Journal: Journal of Public Affairs Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 123–129, February 2013 Abstract: Regulators may attempt to reduce youth exposure to alcohol advertising by restricting times during which alcohol ads may be aired on Read More →

Authors: Rob Moodie, David Stuckler, Carlos Monteiro, Nick Sheron, Bruce Neal, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Paul Lincoln and Sally Casswell Title: Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries Journal: The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9867, Pages 670 – 679, 23 February 2013 . doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62089-3   Summary The 2011 UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases Read More →

Authors: Michael Siegel, William DeJong, Timothy S. Naimi, Erin K. Fortunato, Alison B. Albers, Timothy Heeren, David L. Rosenbloom, Craig Ross, Joshua Ostroff, Sergei Rodkin, Charles King, Dina L. G. Borzekowski, Rajiv N. Rimal, Alisa A. Padon, Raimee H. Eck and David H. Jernigan Title: Brand-Specific Consumption of Alcohol Among Underage Youth in the United States Journal: Alcoholism: Read More →

Author: Sandra C. Jones and Ross Gordon Title: Regulation of alcohol advertising: Policy options for Australia Journal: Evidence Base, issue 2, 2013, <>, ISSN 1838-9422 A full text pdf of this article is available here Abstract A systematic search of academic databases was conducted to identify all refereed papers published between 1990 and 2012 on the regulation of alcohol advertising Read More →

Author: Bridget Kelly, Louise A Baur, Adrian E Bauman, Lesley King, Kathy Chapman and Ben J Smith Title: Views of children and parents on limiting unhealthy food, drink and alcohol sponsorship of elite and children’s sports Journal: Public Health Nutrition / Volume 16 / Issue 01 / January 2013, pp 130-135. Published online: 11 May 2012 A pdf version Read More →

Authors: Tim McCreanor, Antonia Lyons, Christine Griffin, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes & Fiona Hutton Title: Youth drinking cultures, social networking and alcohol marketing: implications for public health Journal: Critical public health, 23(1), 110-120. Abstract Alcohol consumption and heavy drinking in young adults have been key concerns for public health. Alcohol marketing is an important factor in contributing to negative outcomes. Read More →