6PR; Perth 29-12-2023 There are concerns zero-alcohol drinks could be a gateway to alcoholic drinks. Public health researcher at Flinders University, Nathan Harrison, says the drinks which can range from 0-0.5 per cent of alcohol content are regulated as soft drinks.  “We know quite a lot from existing research on alcohol that the more advertising Read More →

Hospital Healthcare Australia; Tuesday, 19 December, 2023 An AU$40,000 South Australian project is set to investigate the impact of promoting and using zero-alcohol drinks on young people’s perceptions and behaviour. Zero alcohol drinks (<0.5% alcohol) resemble alcohol in appearance and taste and are often closely linked to a parent alcohol brand, but there are currently Read More →

Gabrielle Becerra Mellet PerthNow Local News; 12-12-2023 A ginger beer and wine company has apologised after a sign advertising their beverages appeared directly opposite a primary school in Perth’s southeast, infuriating parents and health advocates.Mum Emma Groves first noticed the advertisement for Stone’s ginger beer drinks last week while dropping off her daughters at Maddington Read More →

Entrepreneurs: of course! Professor of health sciences: of course not! The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP ; Utrecht 11-12-2023 For the first time in the Netherlands, a scientific analysis has been carried out into the way in which the interested business community influences alcohol policy(1). In concrete terms, the IVO Research Institute, commissioned by Read More →

2 December 2023; Society;  Eng.LSM.lv (Latvian Public Broadcasting) & Agnija Lazdiņa (Latvijas Radio Ziņu dienesta korespondente)  Is it right and ethical to place a “Christmas tree” made of bottles of alcohol in the supermarket’s food department? The law, at least for now, does not prohibit it. The advertisement is legal, but it is not quite ethical, given that Read More →

Geelong Times; 5-12-2023 by James Tayler Most Australian adults support the use of policies to restrict the depiction of alcohol in films aimed at children aged under 15, according to a new study from La Trobe University. Alcohol exposure is common in popular films, and research has demonstrated a link between alcohol exposure and use. At Read More →

22 NOVEMBER 2023 Irish Independent by Adrianna Wrona Alcohol adverts on television and radio will be banned before 9pm from January 2025, the Department of Health has confirmed. On World Children’s Day, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly signed the commencement order of restrictions introducing the alcohol broadcast ban. A broadcast watershed for alcohol advertisements on television Read More →

Fare, Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education; Australia, November 2023 Creating safe online spaces for our families and communities We all have the right to use digital technology safely.  But every day millions of people across Australia, including children, are exposed to relentless digital marketing tactics designed to target their personal vulnerabilities.  This is especially concerning Read More →

Trendhunter.com Nov. 2023 Trend – Inspired by social media, brands are releasing spiced alcoholic drinks to add new flavors to traditional alcoholic beverages. These drinks are infused with real peppers, adding heat and flavor to the drinks. Spicy flavors make these drinks more appealing to younger experiential drinkers. Insight – Short-form video social media platforms have become Read More →