This month the Australian Baseball Federation became the fourteenth national Australian sporting organization to ditch alcohol sponsorship in favor of government funding. The development was taken to show the success of the government’s discouragement program for alcohol branded sport sponsorship, offering 25 million Australian Dollars in replacement sponsorship deals if sporting bodies cut ties with Read More →

According to website businessandleadership.com, brewer Budweiser and vodka maker Stolichnaya have asked to be blurred out of an upcoming Hollywood movie starring Denzel Washington due to the negative connotations alcohol has in the film. The movie in question, ‘Flight’, focuses on a pilot with an alcohol problem (Denzel Washington), who becomes a hero when he Read More →

The final conference of the AMPHORA research project  was held with the Swedish Medical Society in Stockholm, on 17th-19th October. Among other things, the conference resulted in the publication of the AMPHORA Manifesto on Alcohol Policy, in which 71 scientists from 33 organizations from 14 European countries provide a base of understanding of alcohol policy Read More →

In the US a federal judge upheld a state ban on alcohol advertisements in college newspapers last month, saying that student papers do not have a First Amendment-protected right to advertise age-restricted products to their primarily underage readerships.   The newspaper in question is The Cavalier Daily, of the University of Virginia. Federal judge Lauck Read More →

12 October 2012 The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is a European umbrella organisation representing more than 50 NGOs from 22 countries. Eurocare actively takes part in policy discussions and debates when alcohol is discussed in the EU, and alcohol marketing is one of the policy areas we are working on. The EU does not Read More →

Together with the AMPHORA project, the support of Eurocare and the Alcohol Policy Network, and with financial support from the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, and IOGT-NTO, the Swedish Society of Medicine is hosting a symposium, debate and conference that runs from 17 till 20 October Read More →

The feature of a stricter Irish alcohol policy seems uncertain after its champion minister of state for primary care Róisín Shortall has resigned, following a clash with the Minister for Health James Reilly. In her resignation statement she implied that decisions on health infrastructure and staffing are driven by other concerns then public health.   Read More →