30th March 2021. From Miragenews. In Australia, the Cancer Council has released a report which examines how the industry-run Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme responded to alcohol marketing during the pandemic. Still, it demonstrates how the industry failed to protect the community from alcohol advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair of the Cancer Council Read More →

Digital media platforms like Facebook and Instagram play a significant role in the marketing of alcohol, connecting producers and consumers in novel ways. Alcohol marketers have proven to be innovative experimenters with the participatory and data processing power of these platforms. A study (a) scoped how digital advertising and media are typically understood and operationalized Read More →

5th March 2021, by Citta Widagdo, a Doctoral Researcher in Public Health Law at the University of Birmingham. From Scroll.in Global data shows that in places where alcohol is prohibited or seen as controversial, there are higher incidents of alcohol poisoning. Still, the Indonesian House of Representatives is planning to draft a bill that criminalizes Read More →

4th March, 2021 by Anahad O’Connor. From The New York Times.  When the pandemic struck last year, many Americans rushed to stock up on alcohol, causing retail sales of wine, beer and liquor to surge across the country. But the uptick in sales was a worrying sign for health experts focused on cancer prevention. In Read More →

February 2021 by Professor Robin Room. From SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems).  Scotland has made progress in reducing harm from alcohol and an important part of that approach has been attention to regulating the price, availability and marketing of alcohol, known as the World Health Organization’s ‘Best Buys’. However, the Scottish off-trade alcohol Read More →

19th of February by Alcohol Healthwatch. Alcohol harm reduction advocates are calling for an end to alcohol advertisers writing the rules around advertising. Strong statutory standards on alcohol advertising are being demanded following research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. The research they refer to is by Dr Jackson’s and colleague’s analysis of three years Read More →

By Knai, C., Petticrew, M., Capewell, S., et al.   Published on BMJ Global Health, 6, (2021)  Received: July 25, 2020 Accepted: October 22, 2020 Published Online: November 11, 2020   Objectives: Most non-communicable diseases are preventable and largely driven by the consumptionof harmful products, such as tobacco, alcohol, gambling and ultra-processed food and drink Read More →

18th of February 2021 by Movendi International. A joint letter to European and Africa leaders was sent by community-based and civil society groups from Africa, Europe and around the world. They wish to express their deep concern about revelations that the European Union External Action is encouraging and part-funding the alcohol industry, interfering in public Read More →