WHO, april 2023 There is an expanding market of no- and low-alcohol beverages (NoLos). However, their effects on global ethanol consumption and public health are still questioned. Policies and regulations about NoLos’ availability, acceptability and affordability are lacking and evidence about their benefits is limited. Concerns have been raised about the impact of NoLos in Read More →

Soberzine, The Online Magazine Celebrating Sobriety;  by Mark Holmes | Dec 4, 2021 | News, Research In this shocking video excerpt, bestselling author and influential advertising expert Jean Kilbourne explains how alcohol  advertising directly targets minors. “They have to, the younger people are when they start drinking, the greater the risk of addiction. If you start drinking  when you’re fifteen, Read More →

Sandra Radoš Krnel 1, Gorazd Levičnik 2, Wim van Dalen 3, Giulia Ferrarese 3, Sandra Tricas-Sauras 4 5 J. Epidemiol Glob Health;  2023 Mar;13(1):115-128. doi: 10.1007/s44197-023-00088-2.Epub 2023 Feb 2. Abstract Background: The rapid growth of social networking sites and video sharing platforms has created an opportunity for the alcohol industry to employ advanced advertising and marketing approaches to target their audiences, increasingly blurring the lines between Read More →

June 20, 2023; Society Authors: Eng.LSM.lv (Latvian Public Broadcasting), Sintija Ambote (Latvian Radio)   Raising the age limit from which alcohol can be purchased, banning alcohol sales at gas stations, as well as limiting alcohol sales on the Internet, are some of the proposals discussed at the parliamentary level to limit the availability of drinks in Latvia, Latvian Radio reported June Read More →

12-06-2023; Alcohol and Drug Report; Nordic/ Baltic Region; by Lauri Beekman A new report from the analytics firm Rambøll reveals that roughly half of the surveyed alcohol manufacturers and suppliers are breaching the advertising ban on social media. “It seems as though social media has become a free zone for alcohol advertising. The enforcement must be Read More →

Monitor, Uganda, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 by a guest writer What you need to know: The alcohol industry can never help people stop drinking, which is the purpose of rehabilitation. In a recent article published by this esteemed paper, the Permanent Secretary in the Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa encouraged Read More →

Newsday, Zimbabwe;   By EMMANUEL MPOFU ; June 12 2023 The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) has urged authorities to intervene to stop juveniles selling alcohol during Premier League football matches in Bulawayo. BPRA chairperson Ambrose Sibindi said children as young as Grade 6 pupils were selling alcohol to football fans at Barbourfields Stadium. “What we are seeing Read More →

May 2023; RACGP Media Release The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today slammed Big Alcohol’s submissions informing government health strategy and called on the Albanese Government to stand up to the industry to put community safety and wellbeing first. It comes following reports of research published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal concerning the reliability of evidence used Read More →