23rd March, 2021, by Siân Smith, campaign admin assistant at the Alcohol Health Alliance. From Alcohol Health Alliance. The World Health Organization has concluded that bans and restrictions on alcohol marketing are some of the best and most affordable policies to reduce alcohol-related harm. But what impact is alcohol marketing having on those in recovery in Read More →

Digital media platforms like Facebook and Instagram play a significant role in the marketing of alcohol, connecting producers and consumers in novel ways. Alcohol marketers have proven to be innovative experimenters with the participatory and data processing power of these platforms. A study (a) scoped how digital advertising and media are typically understood and operationalized Read More →

5th March 2021, by Citta Widagdo, a Doctoral Researcher in Public Health Law at the University of Birmingham. From Scroll.in Global data shows that in places where alcohol is prohibited or seen as controversial, there are higher incidents of alcohol poisoning. Still, the Indonesian House of Representatives is planning to draft a bill that criminalizes Read More →

4th March, 2021 by Anahad O’Connor. From The New York Times.  When the pandemic struck last year, many Americans rushed to stock up on alcohol, causing retail sales of wine, beer and liquor to surge across the country. But the uptick in sales was a worrying sign for health experts focused on cancer prevention. In Read More →

February 2021 by Professor Robin Room. From SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems).  Scotland has made progress in reducing harm from alcohol and an important part of that approach has been attention to regulating the price, availability and marketing of alcohol, known as the World Health Organization’s ‘Best Buys’. However, the Scottish off-trade alcohol Read More →

22nd of February 2021 By Tungamirai Zimonte and Kristina Sperkova. From Maverick Citizen.  A representation of the European Union to South Africa has invited major alcohol industry front groups and alcohol producers — from Europe — to jointly interfere in the development of alcohol policy solutions by the South African government. In response, community groups Read More →

19th of February by Alcohol Healthwatch. Alcohol harm reduction advocates are calling for an end to alcohol advertisers writing the rules around advertising. Strong statutory standards on alcohol advertising are being demanded following research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. The research they refer to is by Dr Jackson’s and colleague’s analysis of three years Read More →