The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission1 identified an important threat to children’s health and futures by stating that children across the globe are exposed to exploitative advertising and marketing by the private sector. Fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, breastmilk substitutes, and gambling, were positioned as the key products that children are increasingly exposed to and 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 →

3rd April 2022. From The New York Times The article is written by Ericka Andersen as a guest essay. There have been a lot of jokes and memes about pandemic drinking by women, but the fact is that in the past two decades, women have often turned to alcohol more than they did in the Read More →

December 2, 2021 The No escape: how alcohol advertising preys on children and vulnerable people report highlights the ways in which alcohol marketing can impact those in recovery. In this blog, Peter and Nikki share their stories of recovery and shine a light upon how alcohol marketing can make the journey more difficult. “I try Read More →

February 2021 by Professor Robin Room. From SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems).  Scotland has made progress in reducing harm from alcohol and an important part of that approach has been attention to regulating the price, availability and marketing of alcohol, known as the World Health Organization’s ‘Best Buys’. However, the Scottish off-trade alcohol Read More →

22nd of February 2021 By Tungamirai Zimonte and Kristina Sperkova. From Maverick Citizen.  A representation of the European Union to South Africa has invited major alcohol industry front groups and alcohol producers — from Europe — to jointly interfere in the development of alcohol policy solutions by the South African government. In response, community groups Read More →

Dr. Nicky Jackson, Newsroom, 10 June 2020 By allowing the alcohol industry to look like they are ‘doing something’ by funding education programmes in schools hides their less altruistic practices We all want Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best place in the world for children and young people. Essential to this is a high quality Read More →

Nicki Jackson, Drinktank; 29-04-2020 Aotearoa New Zealand has been recognised internationally for its effective public communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. An array of channels disseminates accurate, up-to-the-minute information, including daily live media briefings, Facebook live Q&A sessions with senior Government officials, radio and television advertisements, a comprehensive Government-controlled website, and even posters in the mailbox. Read More →