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 →

Isobel Bandurek ; World Cancer Research Fund 14 January 2020 | Healthy living   Isobel Bandurek, our Research Interpretation Manager, shares her findings on how we are subtly nudged to drink more alcohol and why it can be hard to give up drinking this January. It’s January. It’s dark, rainy … but possibly also ‘dry’. Read More →

Irish Times, January 14 2020 Sir, – Further to the article “Simon Harris in lecturing, preening, interfering mood when it comes to alcohol” (Mark Paul, Business Opinion, January 10th), it was concerning to see an evidence-based recommendation by Minister for Health Simon Harris be derided while ignoring common sense and the evidence base. That alcohol-industry Read More →

Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development. from www.shutterstock.com Sally Casswell, Professor of public health policy, Massey University      Earlier this month, the New Zealand government released draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought, grown and sold. It is a first glimpse at Read More →

A philanthropic foundation has been blocked from running a hard-hitting anti- alcohol ad campaign. Eoin English, Irish Examiner Reporter; 23 December 2019 The Tomar Trust said they were told by a media agency that their ‘Drink is a Drug’ campaign, earmarked for two high-profile billboards on the Naas Road, Dublin, was “too political”. The campaign, Read More →

About On the 19th September 2019 the European Centre For Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM)) organised with the Centre for Health Communication of the University of Amsterdam and the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) a conference about digital alcohol marketing. The first goal of the conference was to present and discuss the most recent scientific information Read More →

Maria Margarida Paixão and Mélissa Mialon Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Nov. 2019.  Abstract: The influence of the alcohol industry, also known as “corporate political activity” (CPA), is documented as one of the main barriers in implementing effective alcohol control policies. In Portugal, despite an alcohol consumption above the European Read More →