Carolyn Crist  September 28, 2017 (Reuters Health) – YouTube videos that depict alcohol brands favored by youth draw millions of views, making them a form of promotion that could encourage underage drinkers, according to a U.S. study. The videos often resemble traditional ads but may escape public health notice or parental controls, the study Read More →

Beer brands popular among youth violate code with youth-appealing ads   Boston University School of Medicine; Public Release: 5-Oct-2017 Share   Alcohol brands popular among underage drinkers are more likely to air television advertisements that violate the industry’s voluntary code by including youth-appealing content, according to a new study by researchers from Boston University School of Read More →

Calls for tougher regulation of industry and closure of loophole that allows alcohol advertising during televised sport Wednesday 4 October 2017 A leading US expert on alcohol policy, Dr David Jernigan, says the Australian government is failing to use the significant power it has to regulate the alcohol industry to stop its advertisements reaching children. Read More →

Exposure to alcohol advertising and adolescents’ drinking beliefs: Role of message interpretation. Collins, Rebecca L.,Martino, Steven C.,Kovalchik, Stephanie A.,D’Amico, Elizabeth J.,Shadel, William G.,Becker, Kirsten M.,Tolpadi, Anagha Health Psychology, Vol 36(9), Sep 2017, 890-897  Objective: Recent research revealed momentary associations between exposure to alcohol advertising and positive beliefs about alcohol among adolescents (Martino et al., 2016). Read More →

   Council of the European Union   Brussels, 24 May 2017 (OR. en)  AUDIO 78 DIGIT 150 CONSOM 237 TELECOM 146 CODEC 922  OUTCOME OF PROCEEDINGS From: General Secretariat of the Council On: 24 May 2017 To: Delegations No. prev. doc.: 8939/17 AUDIO 61 DIGIT 123 CONSOM 182 TELECOM 108 CODEC 745 No. Cion doc.: 9479/16 Read More →

The 2017 APN Symposium will take place on Monday 23rd of October in the city of Lisbon (Portugal) the day before the Lisbon Addictions Conference, and is generously hosted by the Portuguese General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD). The agenda will include: a) recent developments in selected countries and internationally; b) marketing, c) Read More →