The new charity, formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, said the Portman Group’s role was not clear. Last updated: 6 July 2018 – 12.10am A charity has called for a Government review of how alcohol marketing is regulated, claiming the current watchdog is inconsistent and operates without scrutiny. The new charity, Read More →

Iowa State University, November 18, 2019 Douglas A. Gentile, Brooke J. Arterberry, Patrick K. Bender, Kristi A. Costabile; Beer advertisements and adolescent drinking Knowledge, expectations and behaviour. 2019 in: Addictive Behaviour Reports; The results show that overall levels of advertising expenditure were strong predictions of adolescents’ beer brand awareness, preferences, use, and brand loyalty. Advertising Read More →

12 November 2019; Dutch Bank ASN and ASN investment funds no longer invest money from customers in companies that produce alcoholic beverages (brewers, winemakers and producers of other alcoholic beverages). The shares and loans from ASN are now alcohol-free. ASN also does not invest anymore into retail stores selling drinks, at least if the alcohol Read More →

Move is one of a suite of measures aimed at ‘changing the culture of drinking in Ireland’ 11-11-2019 The Irish Times Tim O’Brien Minister for Health Simon Harris: said Ireland’s relationship with alcohol ‘is not good, damages our health, harms our communities and harms many families’; Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times   The first of Read More →

China’s alcohol industry heads for high-quality development Wim van Dalen, president of EUCAM: “The article below shows that China appears to be giving full scope to the promotion of alcohol use. Given the increasing worldwide concerns about the increase in alcohol consumption, it is at least surprising that the Chinese alcohol industry appears to get Read More →

It’s the first liquor brand to sell via ads in Instagram Stories By Ann-Marie Alcántara News from adweek.com For anyone looking to have a Thirsty Thursday—or any other day of the week—Patrón has become the first liquor brand you can order via Instagram. The 30-year-old brand is working with MikMak, a social video commerce agency, Read More →

A Massey University researcher is calling for an international convention to control alcohol marketing similar to the one that has been used to help reduce tobacco harm worldwide. As the global alcohol industry relies on unhealthy heavy drinking for the majority of their profits, the author says the industry often opposes effective health interventions like Read More →

The Guardian, Alex Hern and Frederik Hugo Ledegaard; 9 okt. 2019 Exclusive: algorithm may expose thousands of under-18s to harmful targeted adverts Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol, a joint investigation by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation has found. The social network’s advertising Read More →

  The Lancet     Published: October 05, 2019DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32265-2   Russians are officially drinking less and, as a consequence, are living longer than ever before: life expectancies reached an historic peak in 2018—almost 68 years for men and 78 years for women—according to a WHO report examining the effects of alcohol control measures on Read More →