June 16th, 2021 by Amelia Lucas. From CNBC.  Smirnoff Vodka owner Diageo has signed a multiyear deal with the NFL to become the league’s first spirits sponsor. While the National Football League has long had relationships with beer brands like Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light, it has been slower to embrace spirits. However, when the ban on distillers to advertise Read More →

June 21st, 2021 by David Sedgwick. From News Post Leader.  Health campaigners have questioned the inappropriateness of alcohol brands sponsoring high profile sports events, exposing children to alcohol. “Is it ethical to deliberately have product placement of Heineken beer branding in front of football starts and managers during press conferences at the European Championship?”, Balance Read More →

June 10th, 2021 by David Jernigan. From The Conversation. Alcohol is still the most commonly used drug among high school students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year approximately 3,500 people under 21 die because of alcohol use.  I have studied the relationship between alcohol marketing and youth drinking behavior for the past 20 Read More →

June 4th, 2021 by Melissa Sweet. From Inside Story. Manufacturers of unhealthy products aren’t letting the crisis go to waste; how covid-19 pandemic and the pandemic of unhealthy products go hand in hand.  When public health advocates put out a call last July for examples of unhealthy industries seeking to capitalise on the disruption, they Read More →

Fact sheet – 5 facts about alcohol and cancer Download:  English (PDF, 812.9 KB) This factsheet provides five important facts for policy makers, health professionals and the general public about the links between alcohol consumption and a range of cancer types. This affects not only people who drink alcohol but also their families, friends and Read More →

May 13 2021 from NewstalkZB.   Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has drafted a member’s bill which would seek to ban alcohol advertisements. The bill would ban alcohol advertisements across the board, including sports team sponsorships. It’s hoped the bill would reduce the glamorisation and normalisation of alcohol.   Swarbrick told Kate Hawkesby (the interviewer) alcohol Read More →