RACGP NewsGP Neelima Choahan 30/08/2018 Australian alcohol companies promote their products as ‘pure’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’ and ‘sugar-free’ to encourage more health-conscious people to purchase them, according to new research. Researchers say there should be greater regulation of alcohol marketing, including restricting the use of health-related claims and imagery. Fancy some healthy beer? What about vodka Read More →

Research finds the 4% of the population whose drinking is considered harmful account for almost a quarter of revenue 23 August 2018; Telegraph Reporters Alcohol revenue would decline by two-fifths, or £13 billion, if all drinkers were to comply with the recommended consumption limits, according to a study. The research found that about two-thirds of alcohol sales Read More →

Commission indicates Irish labelling plan is legal Earlier this year an Irish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Lynn Boylan asked the European Commission (EC) about the Irish labelling proposal. The three questions she posed were: Does the Commission view favourably the labelling of health warnings on alcohol products? Would labelling of health warnings that Read More →

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:05 pm Press Release: University of Otago Anywhere, anytime: New Zealand children’s exposure to alcohol marketing Innovative camera research has revealed that New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on average 4.5 times per day. The collaborative research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland, found children were exposed to Read More →

Young people mainly post moderate alcohol content on social media 19 July 2018 Why and how often do adolescents talk about alcohol on Facebook and Instagram? UvA researchers published the results of research on this question in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and Cyberpsychology. They conclude that alcohol posts have become part of young Read More →

The rules on advertising alcohol must be tightened up because of the increase in social media, according to new research. Academics said the regulatory system for the marketing of alcohol was struggling to keep up with the pace and nature of technological change. EXPRESS, Wed, Jul 18, 2018 Advertising alcohol must be tightened up because Read More →

Jon-Patrick Allem and Emilio Ferrera 2018 in: American Journal of Public Health, August 2018, Vol 108, No 8 (1005-1006). Social bots are automated accounts that use artificial intelligence to steer discussions and promote specific ideas or products on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. … Although it is now known that social bots have Read More →

Beer promotion An investigation by Heineken itself shows that promotional girls are indeed being harassed. Their deployment has been put on hold in Mozambique. Olivier van Beemen, 5 July 2018 Promotional girls for Heineken in Africa are being intimidated on a large scale during their work, and they endure poor working conditions. This has become Read More →