Last week (21st February) the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) in the European Parliament has voted on the report examining the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) -Piotr Borys (PL, EPP; own initiative report (2012/21329INI)). Some Members of Parliament have kindly submitted amendments addressing the ineffectiveness of self- regulatory codes in relation Read More →

Earlier this month a group of concerned public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives have submitted a Public Statement of Concern to the World Health Organization Secreatariat. The Statement is a response to global alcohol producers who have recently issued a set of commitments to reduce the harmful use of alcohol worldwide, ostensibly in Read More →

Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those used by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, say international health experts in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The authors claim that self-regulation is failing and it’s time the food and drink industries are regulated more stringently from outside.   Read More →

New research by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) and the Boston University School of Public Health suggests that underage youth’s alcohol consumption in the United States is dominated by a relatively small number of alcohol brands. In comparison, adult consumption is nearly twice as widely spread among different brands.   These conclusions Read More →

The United States Federal Trade Commission is currently examining underage exposure to online alcohol marketing, reports REUTERS. The FTC review will lead to recommendations to the alcohol industry on how to better protect minors from exposure to their marketing.   As reported earlier in April of 2012, the FTC is extensively looking into digital alcohol Read More →