By Tim Chambers and Louise Signal; November 22nd 2018 “Marketing plays a critical role in the globalization of patterns of alcohol use among young people, and reflects the revolution that is occurring in marketing in general” —The World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol is linked to over 200 medical conditions, causes a number of cancers and Read More →

The Sydney Morning Herald, by Tony Walker, 22 October 2018   Of all the issues that should be making parents of young children and adolescents’ blood boil, it is unrestricted advertising of booze during premier sporting events.   More generally, responsible adults should be holding the political class responsible for a lax regime that enables Read More →

by European Public Health Alliance | Sep 3, 2018 Food, Drink and Agriculture | Analysis & Opinion, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) By Alexandra Kaczmarek, Eurocare There is a casual relationship between the harmful use of alcohol and heart diseases, cancers, liver diseases, mental health disorders and other noncommunicable conditions. Approximately 5.9% of all deaths worldwide Read More →

The Herald; 5th September 2018 Martin Williams @MWilliamsHT Senior News Reporter Ten Scottish Gin Society adverts have been banned by the regulator for linking alcohol with sexual success and for encouraging excessive drinking. The Advertising Standards Authority said the action over Facebook posts by the organisation founded two years ago by Stephen White, co-owner of Read More →

The new charity, formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, said the Portman Group’s role was not clear. Last updated: 6 July 2018 – 12.10am A charity has called for a Government review of how alcohol marketing is regulated, claiming the current watchdog is inconsistent and operates without scrutiny. The new charity, Read More →

South Africa / 28 June 2018, 08:30am / Marvin Charles Picture: Ian Landsberg. The debate surrounding the banning of alcohol advertising sponsorships in sport is raging on, and advocacy group the Southern Africa Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) held discussions on Wednesday to explore alternative funding options. “Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – it plays a role in interpersonal violence, Read More →