17th May 2023 | Assoc. Professor Helen Dixon A new study published in BMC Public Health found that counter-advertising exposing and critiquing alcohol sports sponsorship bolstered public support for restrictions on this harmful marketing. Despite the many health benefits of sport, elite sport is awash with booze sponsorship. Whether watching games live or on TV, spectators are Read More →

Nason Maani, lecturer in inequalities and global health policy, Global Health Policy Unit, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh,   May CI van Schalkwyk, honorary research fellow, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,   Alice Wiseman, director of public health, Gateshead, Gateshead Council, Gateshead,   Read More →

27th February 2024 | By Dr Mary Madden, Professor Jim McCambridge, and Dr Andrew Bartlett Strategic collaborations and cross-ownership mean the tobacco and alcohol sectors have long been closely linked, and remain so today. There are striking similarities in their approaches to science and policy, including counterarguments to proposals to improve public health. The global Read More →

Haroldnet ;Tuesday, January 2, 2024; By Aaron Weiner and Linda Richter / For the Chicago Tribune While legal for adults, advertising of those products is reaching teens and encouraging use among them. Sometimes, it seems that we’re doing all we can to sabotage our own efforts to reverse the nation’s mental health and addiction crises, which disproportionately Read More →

Alastair MacGilchrist SHAAP.Chair@rcpe.ac.ukView all authors and affiliations OnlineFirst; https://doi.org/10.1177/14782715231207907    Alcohol health harm remains at an unacceptably high level in many countries including in Scotland where, as elsewhere in Europe and North America, alcohol specific deaths rose during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumption increased in those already drinking heavily.1,2,3,4 The Scottish Government recently undertook a public consultation on Read More →

4th October 2023 | By Dr David Whiteley During the summer of 2022, I noticed rainbows appearing on bottles of alcohol to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. Brands of spirits, wine and beer all seemed keen to flaunt their queer allegiance as soon as June arrived. Of course, this wasn’t the first time that had happened, and in Read More →

Alcohol Action Ireland, July 2023 In recent years, the marketing of what are called no- and low-alcohol beverages (NoLos), has been expanding, even though they are a small share of the alcohol market. The alcohol industry portrays these drinks as a solution for alcohol use or a harm reduction strategy for heavy alcohol users, but 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 to put Read More →