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 →

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently held a national summit on Alcohol Marketing to young people at the Parliament House in Canberra. In association with 70 member organizations of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) this summit was the stage for the release of a communique calling for action on alcohol marketing as Read More →

One ad- one girl too much? 24 September 2012 Finland has seen a heated debate on alcohol marketing which has been going on for several years now. One could say in a cynical or just tired voice: “What is the point of all these discussions and debates? When in 2012 the fact remains that Finnish Read More →

Squeezable pouches, in Europe mostly used as packaging for fruit juice, soft drinks and dairy products, seem to be the latest trend in alcohol packaging in the US. Marketing website AdAge explores this unlikely new trend.   The AdAge article states that plastic pouches in the US are now containing wine, premixed cocktails and flavored Read More →