Authors: Reiner Hanewinkel, James D. Sargent, Evelien A. P. Poelen, Ron Scholte, Ewa Florek, Helen Sweeting, Kate Hunt, Solveig Karlsdottir, Stefan Hrafn Jonsson, Federica Mathis, Fabrizio Faggiano, Matthis Morgenstern Title: Alcohol Consumption in Movies and Adolescent Binge Drinking in 6 European Countries Journal: Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2809 (Published online) Abstract Objective: The goal of this study was to investigate whether the Read More →

Authors: James Nicholls Title: Everyday, Everywhere: Alcohol Marketing and Social Media—Current Trends Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism, (2012) doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags043 (First published online) Abstract Aims: To provide a snapshot content analysis of social media marketing among leading alcohol brands in the UK, and to outline the implications for both regulatory policies and further research. Methods: Using screengrab technology, Read More →

Authors: Brad Ridout, Andrew Campbell & Louise Ellis Title: ‘Off your Face(book)’: Alcohol in online social identity construction and its relation to problem drinking in university students Journal: Drug and Alcohol Review (January 2012), 31, 20–26 Abstract Introduction and Aims: Alcohol is a key component of identity exploration for many young people, yet few studies have investigated identity construction in Read More →

Authors: Mike Stoolmiller, Thomas A. Wills, Auden C. McClure, Susanne E. Tanski, Keilah A. Worth, Meg Gerrard, James D. Sargent Title: Comparing media and family predictors of alcohol use: a cohort study of US adolescents Journal: BMJ Open, 2(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000543 Abstract Objective: To compare media/marketing exposures and family factors in predicting adolescent alcohol use. Design: Cohort study. Setting: Confidential telephone Read More →

Authors: Megan A. Moreno, Dimitri A. Christakis, Katie G. Egan, Libby N. Brockman, Tara Becker Title: Associations Between Displayed Alcohol References on Facebook and Problem Drinking Among College Students Journal: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(2):157-163. Abstract Objective: To examine the associations between displayed alcohol use and intoxication/problem drinking (I/PD) references on Facebook and self-reported problem drinking using a clinical scale. Design: Content Read More →

Author organizations: Youth Exposure to Alcohol Product Advertising on Local Radio in 75 U.S. Markets, 2009 Title: Exposure of African-American Youth to Alcohol Advertising, 2008 and 2009 A full text pdf file of this report can be found here Executive Summary: Alcohol is the number one drug problem among youth, causing 4,600 deaths among persons under 21 Read More →

Authors: Sandra C. Jones and Christopher A. Magee Title: Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol Consumption among Australian Adolescents Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 630–637, 2011 Abstract Aims: Underage drinking is a major problem in Australia and may be influenced by exposure to alcohol advertising. The objective of the present study was to collect data on Read More →

Authors: Elisabeth Gentry, Katie Poirier, Tiana Wilkinson, Siphannay Nhean, Justin Nyborn, and Michael Siegel Title: Alcohol Advertising at Boston Subway Stations: An Assessment of Exposure by Race and Socioeconomic Status Journal: American Journal of Public Health, October 2011, Vol 101, No. 10 Abstract Objectives: We investigated the frequency of alcohol ads at all 113 subway and streetcar stations in Read More →

Authors: Ailsa Lyons, Ann McNeill, Ian Gillmore, John Britton Title: Alcohol imagery and branding, and age classification of films popular in the UK Journal: International Journal of Epidemiology Full text available at: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/09/05/ije.dyr126.full.pdf+html Abstract Background: Exposure to alcohol products in feature films is a risk factor for use of alcohol by young people. This study was designed to document the Read More →

Author: Alan Vendrame, Ilana Pinsky Title: Does alcohol advertising promote adolescent drinking? Results from a longitudinal assessment Journal: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatri, 2011, no.ahead, p.0-0. ISSN 1516-4446. Abstract Objective: The most recent scientific literature indicates that alcohol advertising influences behavior, particularly early and higher alcohol consumption by children and adolescents. From a public health perspective, alcohol advertising should be Read More →