The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has produced a useful document on alcohol marketing regulation, which gives principles and issues to consider in  developing regulations to protect the public from alcohol marketing. The document covers approaches which can be used globally and can be found at: http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/33972 or download the document directly via this link.  Abstract This document provides Read More →

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday approved in principle proposals that call for further restricting the hours of sale of alcohol and banning alcohol advertising. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the government managed to reach a compromise. The Cabinet endorsed in principle certain new restrictions currently under debate in the Seimas, such as limiting the Read More →

Danske Regioner’s chief health officer, Ulla Astman, has issued a recommendation to raise the legal drinking age in Denmark from 16 to 18, The Copenhagen Post reports. The only restriction for 16-year-olds is that they can’t buy alcohol in bars and restaurants and they can’t buy beverages with an alcohol content of more than 16.5%. The Read More →

Blog written by Nijole Gostautaite Midttun, Lithuanian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition (NTAKK) Lithuania might be on the verge of a total advertising ban – a simple and cost effective measure to control alcohol related harm. It almost happened in 2012, but was revoked under industry pressure couple of weeks before coming into effect. In Read More →

Press release by Eurocare European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s long-awaited report on alcohol labelling in line with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. It is thanks to Commissioner’s Andriukaitis persistence that consumers might soon be better informed about what is in alcoholic beverages they drink. Mariann Skar, Eurocare Secretary General said: Read More →

Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies grooming children. In a report published today by Alcohol Focus Scotland, leading academics and health experts outline how the Scottish Government can reduce the unacceptably high levels of Read More →

The pilot study by Jernigan and others (2017), focused on digital and social media and compared young people with adults on the amount of alcohol marketing they recalled seeing. Youth reported greater exposure to alcohol marketing  and promotional content than adults in most media, including on the Internet. Furthermore, youth reported greater engagement with alcohol Read More →