NEW ZEALAND ; LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTING June 7 2024  The rules around advertising alcohol at international cricket games at Nelson’s Saxton Oval are back up for debate. Cricket advocates fear tougher rules will risk losing future international games, while health experts say the evidence around the negative impact of alcohol advertising is undeniable. The region’s two councils — Read More →

Iceland Review; 12 June 2024; Ragnar Tómas With the hypermarket chain Hagkaup planning to launch an online alcohol store, Health Minister Willum Þór Þórsson has expressed his concern about public health impacts. Willum has called for legal action to address the rising online alcohol sales, which he views as undermining government health objectives. A legal grey Read More →

Think Global Health; June 12, 2024; by Patricio López Turconi This Pride season, it is essential to consider the health impacts of Big Alcohol’s sponsorship of parades In the face of current global political backlashes and the rise of political parties threatening advances on LGBTQ+ rights, it is clear that this Pride month transcends mere Read More →; 4 June 2024 A new pilot study analysing screen recordings from young people’s online activity has found that companies are targeting them with ads for harmful products including alcohol, gambling and junk food. The report, #Digital Youth – How children and young people are targeted with harmful product marketing online, found that the ads Read More →

Wiley, Online Library; Nathan Critchlow, Crawford Moodie, Karine Gallopel-Morvan; 24 May 2024 Abstract Background Statutory options for restricting alcohol advertising include limiting it to product-orientated information and requiring health warnings. We assess the impact of removing positive contextual factors from alcohol advertising and including a health warning among adults in the United Kingdom (UK). Methods We conducted Read More →

Drug and Alcohol Review; Norman Giesbrecht, Emilene Reisdorfer and Kevin Shield; May 2024 Abstract Issues: Advertising and marketing affect alcohol use; however, no single systematic review has covered all aspects of how they affect alcohol use, and how the alcohol industry views alcohol marketing restrictions.Approach: Two systematic reviews of reviews were performed according to the Read More →

Social Science & Medicine; 22 May 2024; Karine Gallopel-Morvan a, Jacques François Diouf b, Nicolas Sirven a Highlights Alcohol advertising content regulations can protect young people Effectiveness of regulated alcohol advertising is stronger for younger people Non-regulated advertising (NRA) increases intention to drink and buy alcohol This effect of NRA may be explained by creative elements that convey symbolic cues Warnings implemented in Read More →

Guégan, E., Zenone, M., Mialon, M. , Karine Gallopel-Morvan; #Bartender: portrayals of popular alcohol influencer’s videos on TikTok©. BMC Public Health 24, 1384 (2024).   Abstract Background Despite widespread use of the short-video social media platform TikTok©, limited research investigates how alcohol is portrayed on the platform. Previous research suggests that a driver of alcohol content Read More →