8th November 2018 by philcain UK health minister Matt Hancock said in parliament this week that we ought to follow his example and “drink responsibly”, as part of a contentious wider plan to use the idea of personal responsibility to ward off health problems. Responsible drinking is the long-time boilerplate of alcohol producers used Read More →

Curtin University, Australia, Friday 9 November Regulations introduced to restrict the placement of alcohol advertising are unlikely to reduce young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing in Australia, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal, critically reviewed the placement rules added to the industry-run Alcohol Read More →

MBN Market Business News By Veronica Cruz, November 6, 2018 3:25 pm The alcohol industry’s health campaigns strengthen their own commercial interests, a new study has found. Their social responsibility schemes fail to reduce harmful alcohol use, say researchers from the University of Connecticut. The researchers, from the US, UK, Argentina, and Brazil, wrote about Read More →

State’s first health-related alcohol legislation will restrict cinema and outdoor advertising The Irish Times , 5 November 2018 Marie O’Halloran The bill will see detailed labelling on alcohol products with ingredients, energy density (calories) and health warnings about the link between alcohol and cancer and other diseases. Alcohol advertising will be banned within 200 metres Read More →

Friday 2 November 2018.By Jessica Tyson    Innovative camera research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland have found that Māori and Pacific children are five times more likely to be exposed to alcohol marketing than Pākehā children.     Innovative camera research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland have found that Māori and Pacific children Read More →

26-Oct-2018 By Beth Newhart The nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada went into effect last week, with many concerned about what the new market could do to beer, wine and liquor sales. But TABS Analytics’ 2018 BevAlc study found no reason start worrying–yet. Link to the article (with copyright)

The Sydney Morning Herald, by Tony Walker, 22 October 2018   Of all the issues that should be making parents of young children and adolescents’ blood boil, it is unrestricted advertising of booze during premier sporting events.   More generally, responsible adults should be holding the political class responsible for a lax regime that enables Read More →