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 →

Health Policy Watch, 26/05/2023 • Kerry Cullinan New global guidelines to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were finally passed by the World Health Assembly on Friday afternoon after a mammoth day-and-a-half of member states’ inputs. The guidelines update the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Best Buys” published in 2017 and focus on the four key risk factors for NCDs – tobacco, alcohol, Read More →

17th May 2023 | Assoc. Professor Helen Dixon A new study published in BMC Public Health found that counter-advertising exposing and critiquing alcohol sports sponsorship bolstered public support for restrictions on this harmful marketing. Despite the many health benefits of sport, elite sport is awash with booze sponsorship. Whether watching games live or on TV, spectators are Read More →

Alcohol and Drugs Foundation’, Australia; May 16, 2023 Young people are exposed to a lot of alcohol advertisements. In fact, over 40,000 ads per year on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, alone. That’s an issue because alcohol advertising has been linked to young people starting to drink at earlier ages and to binge drinking.  Read More →