March 12th from SAFER Move. According to “A technical report on the harmful use of alcohol related to cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotional activities, including those targeting youth and adolescents” developed by the World Health Organization, alcohol is “a commodity of concern to public health.” Alcohol marketing methods are expected to boost alcohol expenditure, and Read More →

Overview Exposure to alcohol marketing increases the acceptability of drinking alcohol, at an earlier age of onset and influences drinking behaviours, including heavy episodic drinking. The digital ecosystem provides opportunities for marketing companies to position increasingly covert advertising. These new advertisements target individual consumers based on the data that has been gathered about them, allowing Read More →

In a new analysis published in The Lancet Global Health, Pepita Barlow and colleagues reveal the global scale of alcohol industry attempts to disrupt national public health policies, deploying arguments—many employing motifs used for decades to fight tobacco control—in high-level World Trade Organization (WTO) discussions.  The authors found that more than half (55·2%) of the Read More →

10th March 2022 from The National Tribune.  Using novel computational and machine learning methods, researchers from The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and The University of Queensland (UQ) have started a three-year study to better understand how young people are targeted by alcohol companies via social media. This research comes as investigations by Read More →

4th March 2022 from Mirage.   New research published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health has found that Australian children are exposed to enormous volumes of alcohol advertising during live sports broadcasts each year. The research analyzed the volume of alcohol ads placed by alcohol companies during sport on free-to-air Read More →