Maria Margarida Paixão and Mélissa Mialon Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Nov. 2019.  Abstract: The influence of the alcohol industry, also known as “corporate political activity” (CPA), is documented as one of the main barriers in implementing effective alcohol control policies. In Portugal, despite an alcohol consumption above the European Read More →

Student associations in the Dutch University city Groningen try to reduce alcohol consumption among their members, but discounts from beer brewers encourage alcohol consumption. NOS news, 2 December 2019 After a number of excesses in a covenant, student associations in the Dutch University city of Groningen made agreements with the municipality, the University of Groningen and Read More →

Editor: Melissa SweetAuthor: Ainslie Sartori, Hannah Pierce and Melissa Ledgeron: November 27, 2019  In: alcohol, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), health & medical marketing, Public health and population health, women’s health   The alcohol industry in Australia is designing and promoting alcohol products specifically for women, according to a new report investigating how products are Read More →

Iowa State University, November 18, 2019 Douglas A. Gentile, Brooke J. Arterberry, Patrick K. Bender, Kristi A. Costabile; Beer advertisements and adolescent drinking Knowledge, expectations and behaviour. 2019 in: Addictive Behaviour Reports; The results show that overall levels of advertising expenditure were strong predictions of adolescents’ beer brand awareness, preferences, use, and brand loyalty. Advertising Read More →

12 November 2019; Dutch Bank ASN and ASN investment funds no longer invest money from customers in companies that produce alcoholic beverages (brewers, winemakers and producers of other alcoholic beverages). The shares and loans from ASN are now alcohol-free. ASN also does not invest anymore into retail stores selling drinks, at least if the alcohol Read More →

Move is one of a suite of measures aimed at ‘changing the culture of drinking in Ireland’ 11-11-2019 The Irish Times Tim O’Brien Minister for Health Simon Harris: said Ireland’s relationship with alcohol ‘is not good, damages our health, harms our communities and harms many families’; Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times   The first of Read More →