Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol 8 years after the adoption of the WHO European Action Plan on Alcohol, the region has the highest prevalence of drinkers, heavy episodic drinking, alcohol consumption per capita, and the lowest proportion of abstainers, compared with other WHO region. Published online September 3, 2019 Francisco Goiana-da-Silva, David Read More →

Norwegian alcohol lobby group Virke is pushing for Norway’s 3,000 kiosks and gas stations to be licensed to sell beer. The country’s grocery stores already have the rights to sell beer. Currently Norway operates the government-run alcohol monopoly “Vinmonopolet” – the country’s alcohol retail monopoly – to control availability and affordability of alcohol. The monopoly Read More →

The Fix; By Kelly Burch 08/12/19  With Americans becoming more health-conscious, alcohol manufacturers are increasingly making claims about the health benefits of their products, but experts warn that alcohol remains downright unhealthy.  Tobacco and alcohol addiction specialist Lisa Fucito, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, said that marketing focused on health benefits Read More →

Vital Strategies invites you to our next Vital Talks breakfast event: Alcohol and Development Join Dutch journalist and author Olivier van Beemen in a conversation with David Jernigan, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. Beemen, whose book, “Heineken in Africa,” was Read More →

News from Alcohol Focus Scotland July 2019 On the 19th of June MSPs from across the political spectrum debated the need for Scotland’s children to be better protected from the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food marketing following a Member’s Motion lodged by Kenneth Gibson MSP.  This motion highlighted the discussion of these Read More →

29/07/2019 in Indonesia by Avelyn Ng Facebook has updated its regulated goods policy to prohibit the sale of alcohol and tobacco products between private individuals on Facebook and Instagram, Marketing confirms. This comes after whisky distillery owner Sazerac CEO Mark Brown accused Facebook for condoning the sale of counterfeit bottles of the company’s bourbon and empty bottles Read More →

IOGT International ; Jul 8 2019 In a new draft national alcohol strategy, the Latvian Health Ministry outlines plans to completely ban alcohol advertisements on television, radio and the internet, as well as restricting advertising of alcohol discounts. The draft action plan to reduce alcohol harm also proposes action to limit the availability of alcoholic beverages Read More →

References to, possession, and consumption of 40 alcohol brands appear in all episodes viewed 18 June 2019 – A new study in the Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows, with alcohol references especially frequent in Love Island and Geordie Shore.  Researchers from the Read More →