Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those used by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, say international health experts in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The authors claim that self-regulation is failing and it’s time the food and drink industries are regulated more stringently from outside.   Read More →

The United States Federal Trade Commission is currently examining underage exposure to online alcohol marketing, reports REUTERS. The FTC review will lead to recommendations to the alcohol industry on how to better protect minors from exposure to their marketing.   As reported earlier in April of 2012, the FTC is extensively looking into digital alcohol Read More →

A Finnish group of retail lobbyists are trying to have advertising regulations relaxed in their sector. The retailers want the same regulations as pubs, clubs and restaurants. This would in effect mean the option for limited period promotions offering money off for those buying large quantities.   Finland based businesses in the hospitality industry are Read More →

Today alcohol advertising is broadcasted on several Swedish TV channels even though there is a clear prohibition against alcohol advertising on radio and TV. By broadcasting from the UK, TV channels, so far, have managed to circumvent Swedish legislation. In 2011, IOGT-NTO filed a complaint against these broadcasts to the Swedish Broadcasting Authority (SBA), which Read More →