Myjoyonline.com; Fred Smith; 20 June 2024 Public health advocates across Ghana are celebrating the landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the Food and Drugs Authority’s (FDA) ban on celebrity endorsements of alcohol advertisements. The ruling, seen as a major triumph for public health over commercial interests, has been warmly received by civil society actors dedicated to Read More →

Statnews.com; By Molly Bowdring, Aaron S.B. Weiner, and Judith Prochaska June 20, 2024 The non-alcoholic beverage market is booming right now: zero-proof bottle shops and bars are popping up across the country; a non-alcoholic beer brand is even taking over as the top selling beer at Whole Foods. And the Olympic Games have their first beer sponsor, courtesy of alcohol-free Corona Cero. While Read More →

Women’s Agenda, by Caterina Giorgi; June 19th 2024 Children and young people under 18 can’t legally buy alcohol – for very good reasons. Despite this, alcohol companies and digital platforms can mine their digital data and aggressively target them with online marketing. Right now, there is an important national conversation about social media’s role in shaping young Read More →

June 18 2024; The National; By Graeme McGarry Senior Sports Writer Scottish football fans are increasingly uncomfortable about their clubs accepting revenue from alcohol brands, a survey of supporters has found. Supporters Direct Scotland, in partnership with SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems), commissioned four focus groups across a wide age range with representation across the top four Read More →

Uk News ; James Rodger; Sun 16 June 2024  Dr Hans Kluge, WHO’s regional director for Europe: “Industry tactics include exploitation of vulnerable people through targeted marketing strategies, misleading consumers, and making false claims about the benefits of their products or their environmental credentials.  Two types of food and drink are killing MILLIONS of people every Read More →

NEW ZEALAND ; LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTING June 7 2024  The rules around advertising alcohol at international cricket games at Nelson’s Saxton Oval are back up for debate. Cricket advocates fear tougher rules will risk losing future international games, while health experts say the evidence around the negative impact of alcohol advertising is undeniable. The region’s two councils — Read More →

Iceland Review; 12 June 2024; Ragnar Tómas With the hypermarket chain Hagkaup planning to launch an online alcohol store, Health Minister Willum Þór Þórsson has expressed his concern about public health impacts. Willum has called for legal action to address the rising online alcohol sales, which he views as undermining government health objectives. A legal grey Read More →

Think Global Health; June 12, 2024; by Patricio López Turconi This Pride season, it is essential to consider the health impacts of Big Alcohol’s sponsorship of parades In the face of current global political backlashes and the rise of political parties threatening advances on LGBTQ+ rights, it is clear that this Pride month transcends mere Read More →