30th March 2021. From Miragenews. In Australia, the Cancer Council has released a report which examines how the industry-run Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme responded to alcohol marketing during the pandemic. Still, it demonstrates how the industry failed to protect the community from alcohol advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair of the Cancer Council Read More →

22nd March 2021 by Adam Bertscher & Leslie London. From The Conversation. The lockdown restrictions introduced in South Africa to curb the initial spread of COVID-19 in March 2020 were the tightest in the world. They included a ban on alcohol sales. This, the government said, was to reduce the pressure on hospitals caused by drinking-related trauma, and to discourage social Read More →

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 →