Online, the Blackpool Gazette reports: “Radical plans to ban alcohol advertising across Blackpool have been tabled in a bid to tackle the resort’s toll of booze-fuelled health problems.” A new bye-law could be introduced by town hall bosses which bans pubs, clubs and off-licences from advertising alcohol on the exterior of their premises. And a Read More →

New research in commission of the Australian Salvation Army shows that 67.2% of Australians believe alcohol sponsorship should be removed from sports. The study, which is part of the Australian Alcohol Awareness Week, also found that 72.9% believe alcohol and sport have become too closely related. The Roy Morgan study, which surveyed more than 1000 Read More →

23 October 2013 Oktoberfest. That’s something you might associate with Germany, Bayern and snow topped mountains, but perhaps not so much with tropical Madagascar. While logic dictates this assumption is right, Oktoberfest is live and happening all over Madagascar this month. I don’t know who’s behind the festivities in Germany, but in our case the Read More →

A newly published review of currently available scientific literature shows exposure to online alcohol marketing leads to advancing the onset of alcohol consumption, increasing the amount consumed, as well as the frequency of consumption. This literature review is one of the main program points in the online conference on digital alcohol marketing, organized by EUCAM Read More →

The South African cabinet has approved that a draft Bill banning alcohol advertising should be gazetted for public comment. “The intention of the Bill is to reduce the exposure to the advertising and promotion of alcohol,” said Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Friday September 20th. She said Cabinet approved that the Control of Marketing Read More →

In Ireland criticism is mounting on a recently invented celebration which celebrates the founder of Guinness brewing. Arthur’s Day, officially labelled an annual music event, was first organized by multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo in 2009. Now the Royal College of Physicians has called the event irresponsible and popular Irish musicians like Christy Moore, Steve Read More →