WHO, 2022 This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries. It highlights how increasingly sophisticated advertising and promotion techniques, including linking alcohol brands to sports and Read More →

“This fact sheet describes the many forms of alcohol marketing, how they affect consumption and heavy consumption, how they can be effectively regulated and enforced, and why they need to be implemented.” Find more from PAHO, Pan American Health Organization (December 2022)

ELSA project; overview on the existing regulations on advertising and marketing of alcohol The ELSA project (2005-2007) of STAP (National Foundation for Alcohol Prevention in the Netherlands) includes representatives from 24 European countries. The objective of ELSA is to assess and report on the enforcement of national laws and self-regulation on the advertising and marketing Read More →

Millot, A., Maani, N., Knai, C., Petticrew, M., Guillou-Landréat, M., & Gallopel-Morvan, K. (2022). An Analysis of How Lobbying by the Alcohol Industry Has Eroded the French Évin Law Since 1991. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 83(1). https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2022.83.37 Objective: The French Évin Law was passed in 1991 to prohibit alcohol advertising in media 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 →