On March 1, Greenland adopted a new Alcohol Act prohibiting alcohol advertising, limiting sales times and requiring alcohol to be delimited from other goods in the store. The new Alcohol Act is based on WHO recommendations for effective alcohol policy, such as limiting visibility, availability and marketing of alcohol. It’s written on the Greenland government Read More →

New Zealand; 21/04/2018; John-Michael Swannix Experts are calling for alcohol advertising to be banned from sports, but the liquor industry is pushing back, claiming it plays a vital role in supporting sport at every level. From branding on the players’ jerseys to signage at the stadium, it’s hard to argue exposure to New Zealand’s most Read More →

The Ministry of Education and Culture is considering lifting the ban on advertising alcohol and tobacco products, RÚV reports. A majority of the committee on independent media proposed the change, publishing a report on the matter this past January. The committee states the advertisements could present a large source of income for independent media in Read More →

Rossen, I., Pettigrew, S., Jongenelis, M., Stafford, J., Wakefield, M., and Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol promotion and the consequences for young people’s alcohol consumption. Report prepared for the Mental Health Commission by the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Perth, Western Read More →

ess Live Drinks firms could be liable for harm done by drunks 26 February 2018; Linda Ensor Wheels are turning: Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October speaks at a parliamentary committee meeting. He says it will take two to three weeks to finalise the proposed liquor law. Picture:   The Department of Health Read More →