1st December, 2017 by Lauren Eads The Australian alcohol and sporting industry has rounded on proposals to ban alcohol adverts in New South Wales (NSW) claiming that it will harm the industry and, despite claims to the contrary, will not do anything to discourage drinking among young people. In September the NSW parliament announced it Read More →

Daily Mail, 30 November 2017 Recent statistics show women aged 16-24 now out drink men of the same age According to the OECD, educated British women are most likely to binge drink Alcohol Advent calendars and pink drinks are encouraging daily drinking Experts believe alcohol is becoming feminine to help the sector grow  Marita Moore, Read More →

November 2017, Alcohol Action Ireland More than 90% of children reported that they were exposed to traditional, or offline, alcohol advertisements in the week prior to the study and more than half saw four or more alcohol advertisements per day. ·         77% of children reported exposure to alcohol marketing online ·         61% of children reported Read More →

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication Edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes 2017-Routledge, 244 pages Description Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that Read More →

Martino, Florentine Petronella;  Miller, Peter Graeme;  Coomber, Kerri;  Hancock, Linda;  Kypri, Kypros The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Health & Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health   A growing body of literature points to the role of vested interests as a barrier to the implementation of effective public health policies. Corporate political activity by Read More →

  Carolyn Crist  September 28, 2017 (Reuters Health) – YouTube videos that depict alcohol brands favored by youth draw millions of views, making them a form of promotion that could encourage underage drinkers, according to a U.S. study. The videos often resemble traditional ads but may escape public health notice or parental controls, the study Read More →