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 →

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 →

May 11th, 2022 from the Health Alcohol Alliance. Does the alcohol industry fund alcohol research and what impact does this have? Dr Gemma Mitchell, a research fellow at the University of York, spoke to researchers to find out more about how the industry’s involvement in science affects them. What we know about alcohol, including the Read More →

Alcohol Action Ireland, August 2022 A recent newspaper article has drawn attention to a new departure for alcohol brands whereby zero alcohol products are displayed outside dedicated alcohol areas in shops and supermarkets. Similarly, there has been extensive advertising of zero alcohol products in public spaces where alcohol advertising is now prohibited such as on public transport 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 →