21st February 2022 from Movendi International. A survey commissioned by Systembolaget and by the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information (C.A.N.) reveals that Swedish youth between 16 o 21 years old are getting hold of alcohol products via Instagram and Snapchat.   Specifically, it was found that: – the most common way young people Read More →

Arguing against alcohol policy is big business. In a new analysis published in The Lancet Global Health, Pepita Barlow and colleagues reveal the global scale of alcohol industry attempts to disrupt national public health policies, deploying arguments—many employing motifs used for decades to fight tobacco control—in high-level World Trade Organization (WTO) discussions. The authors found Read More →

DPhill, P. B., Gleeson, D., O’Brien, P., Labonte, R. (2022). Industry influence over global alcohol policies via the World Trade Organization: a qualitative analysis of discussions on alcohol health warning labelling, 2010–19. Global Health, 10(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00570-2  Summary Background Accelerating progress to implement effective alcohol policies is necessary to achieve multiple targets within the WHO global Read More →

Martino, F., Ananthapavan, J., Moodie, M., & Sacks, G. (2022). Potential financial impact on television networks of a ban on alcohol advertising during sports broadcasts in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13223 Objective: This study aimed to assess the potential financial impacts on Australian television networks of a ban on alcohol Read More →

McBride-Henry_et_al-2020-Australian_and_New_Zealand_Journal_of_Public_Health McBride-Henry_et_al-2020- Objective: The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 came into force to promote the safe and responsible sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol in New Zealand. The Act was intended to minimise harm caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and reduce exposure to alcohol promotion. This study assessed supermarket adherence to sections Read More →

        BMC Public Health 2018 18:688 Sarah Bates, John Holmes, Lucy Gavens, Elena Gomes de Matos, Jessica Li, Bernadette Ward, Lucie Hooper, Simon Dixon and Penny Buykx ©  The Author(s). 2018 Email authorView ORCID ID profile https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5581-8 Open Peer Review reports Abstract Background Globally, alcohol is causally related to 2.5 million deaths per year and 12.5% of these are due to cancer. Previous research has indicated Read More →

Alcohol consumption is responsible for 3.3 million deaths globally or nearly 6% of all deaths. Alcohol use contributes to both communicable and noncommunicable diseases, as well as violence and injuries. The purpose of this review is to discuss, in the context of the expansion of transnational alcohol corporations and harms associated with alcohol use, policy Read More →

Authors: Jane Landon, Tim Lobstein, Fiona Godfrey, Paula Johns, Chris Brookes, David Jernigan Title: International codes and agreements to restrict the promotion of harmful products can hold lessons for the control of alcohol marketing Journal: Addiction, 2016, 10.1111/add.13545 Abstract: Background and aims: The 2011 UN Summit on Non-Communicable Disease failed to call for global action on alcohol marketing despite Read More →

Authors: Mitchell & Casben Title: For Debate – Trade Law and Alcohol Regulation: What Role for a Global Alcohol Marketing Code? Journal: Addiction, 2016, 10.1111/add.13606 Abstract: Background and aims: Following calls for restrictions and bans on alcohol advertising, and in light of the tobacco industry’s challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging measure, a tobacco control measure finding Read More →

Authors: Gallopel-Morvan,Spilka, Mutatayi, Rigaud, Lecas & Beck Title: France’s Évin Law on the control of alcohol advertising: content, effectiveness and limitations Journal: Addiction, 2016, 10.1111/add.13431. Abstract: Aims: To assess the effectiveness of the 2015 version of the French Évin Law that was implemented in 1991 with the objective of protecting young people from alcohol advertising. Design: Data were Read More →

Author: Avalon de Bruijn, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Rutger Engels & Megha Bhavsar Title: Monitoring outdoor alcohol advertising in developing countries: Findings of a pilot study in five African countries Journal:  African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 13.1 (2014). Abstract This paper aims to describe alcohol advertising in the public arena of Gambia, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria and Uganda. Analyses on the Read More →