New booze labels in Yukon warn of cancer risk from drinking (link to first announcement) It was supposed to be a public health experiment, backed by Health Canada and Yukon’s chief medical officer of health. For eight months, new, more prominent stickers would be attached to cans and bottles of alcohol warning of cancer risks associated with drinking Read More →

Last Updated: 15 December 2017 Article by Erik Ullberg (Wistrand); Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) The Swedish Radio and Television Act (“SRTA”) contains a prohibition on advertising of alcohol and sponsorship by alcohol companies in Swedish television and radio broadcasts. The prohibition targets all Swedish television channels, but several television channels has circumvented the general ban. Read More →

1st December, 2017 by Lauren Eads The Australian alcohol and sporting industry has rounded on proposals to ban alcohol adverts in New South Wales (NSW) claiming that it will harm the industry and, despite claims to the contrary, will not do anything to discourage drinking among young people. In September the NSW parliament announced it Read More →

Daily Mail, 30 November 2017 Recent statistics show women aged 16-24 now out drink men of the same age According to the OECD, educated British women are most likely to binge drink Alcohol Advent calendars and pink drinks are encouraging daily drinking Experts believe alcohol is becoming feminine to help the sector grow  Marita Moore, Read More →

November 2017, Alcohol Action Ireland More than 90% of children reported that they were exposed to traditional, or offline, alcohol advertisements in the week prior to the study and more than half saw four or more alcohol advertisements per day. ·         77% of children reported exposure to alcohol marketing online ·         61% of children reported Read More →

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication Edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes 2017-Routledge, 244 pages Description Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that Read More →