Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development. from Sally Casswell, Professor of public health policy, Massey University      Earlier this month, the New Zealand government released draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought, grown and sold. It is a first glimpse at Read More →

A philanthropic foundation has been blocked from running a hard-hitting anti- alcohol ad campaign. Eoin English, Irish Examiner Reporter; 23 December 2019 The Tomar Trust said they were told by a media agency that their ‘Drink is a Drug’ campaign, earmarked for two high-profile billboards on the Naas Road, Dublin, was “too political”. The campaign, Read More →

About On the 19th September 2019 the European Centre For Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM)) organised with the Centre for Health Communication of the University of Amsterdam and the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) a conference about digital alcohol marketing. The first goal of the conference was to present and discuss the most recent scientific information Read More →

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 →