On basis of the evidence on the effectiveness of self-regulation, EPHA concluded that there is no justification for endorsing self-regulation as policy mechanism to deliver public health objectives.  As follow-up to the event “Self-regulation: a false promise for public health?”, held on 18 October 2016 in the European Parliament, EPHA (European Public Health Alliance) published Read More →

Avalon de Bruijn and Colleagues recently received a prestigious price for their European longitudinal research on alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use: The 2016 President’s Award from the European Society for Prevention Research. This price has been granted for the article “European longitudinal study on the relationship between adolescents’ alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use”, Read More →

Research suggest that YouTube music videos promote positive associations with alcohol use. In the study “F*ck It! Let’s Get to Drinking—Poison our Livers!”: a Thematic Analysis of Alcohol Content in Contemporary YouTube Music Videos, researchers examine and describe the portrayal of alcohol content in popular YouTube music videos. This study shows that several alcohol companies adopt marketing strategies Read More →

In April 2016, EUCAM filed a complaint against a radio-commercial from the supermarket chain “Jumbo” for alcoholic drinks, that has been broadcasted multiple times at NPO Radio 1 between 06:00 and 21:00. The Dutch Media Authority warned this radio channel for their breach of the Dutch Media Law.  The Dutch Media Wet 2008 (Media Law) stipulates that Read More →

The Scotch Whisky Association has applied to appeal in the UK Supreme Court against minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland. Scotland’s alcohol camapigners criticise arrogant Scotch Whisky Association for appealing minimum pricing.   The Court of Session ruled against the group in October after a lengthy legal challenge against the policy, which would set a Read More →

At December 1st, several European NGO’s (including EUCAM) organised the event “What about our kids?”, that will be hosted by MEP Daciana Octavia Sârbu.  Reports about this events: Food Navigator EU Reporter — The Audiovisual Media Services Directive offers a once in a decade opportunity to protect children from commercial communications on alcohol and unhealthy Read More →

Eleven organizations participated in the launch of a unique Alcohol Manifesto asking minister of health Edith Schippers and state secretary Martin van Rijn to take measures proven to be effective. New chances for Dutch alcohol policy “The negative effects of alcohol use could be more effectively prevented than is now the case.  Such possibilities are Read More →

Recent research by Witteman et al (2015) has indicated that the presence of alcohol cues such as the portrayal of the drug and drinking behaviour induced physiological cue reactivity and craving in alcohol dependence through a conditioned appetitive response. The study “Cue reactivity and its relation to craving and relapse in alcohol dependence: a combined laboratory Read More →