A new study analysed whether the World Trade Organization (WTO) discusses how alcohol industry influence over alcohol policy.   Specifically, Barlow et al. (2022) conducted a qualitative analysis to study discussion on alcohol health warning labelling policies that occurred at a WTO’s meeting.  They find that: WTO members made 212 statements (between March 24, 2010, and Nov Read More →

28th January, 2022 from Society for the study on addiction (SSA).  Dr Nathan Critchlow talks to the SSA about Ireland’s latest alcohol policy changes, including restrictions on advertising at sports events and on public transport. He also talks about how COVID-19 changed his research and his latest study on alcohol advertising and Ireland’s Public Health.  Additionally, Read More →

Data from a study found consistent increase in alcohol use among adults.  During this period, states in the US reacted differently: some states increased direct-to-consumer alcohol access, allowing shipping from online vendors and delivery from grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants and bars.  other states decreased access by restricting these types of sales  several states expanded access through Read More →

A new study shows that children in New Zealand are repeatedly exposed to marketing through multiple mediums and across all settings, suggesting that marketing privileges particular messages, for example, marketing of harmful commodities Researchers used an objective method of wearable cameras, to determine the nature and extent of children’s exposure to marketing. Children wore cameras from Read More →

A new study investigates how manufacturers of harfum products, among which fossil fuels, smoking, alcohol and sweetened beverages, engage in misinformation tactics.  The researchers conduct an experiment with five conditions, each receiving a message from one of the four industry sponsored organizations. One message, in the so-called ‘control condition’, was receiving a message from an Read More →

Manufacturing doubt: Assessing the effects of independent vs industry-sponsored messaging about the harms of fossil fuels, smoking, alcohol, and sugar sweetened beverages Abstract Background Manufacturers of harmful products engage in misinformation tactics long employed by the tobacco industry to emphasize uncertainty about scientific evidence and deflect negative attention from their products. This study assessed the Read More →

A new study analysis through a systematic research dives into how the alcohol industry funds youth education programmes to disseminate discourses, ideas ad values favorable to their positions.  The researchers investigates teaching material from three school-based youth education initiatives focused on alcohol consumption and health harms: Drinkaware for Education, The Smashed Project (funded by Diageo), Read More →