New research finds countries with greater alcohol advertising restrictions had lower prevalence of hazardous drinking than countries with no restrictions and countries with some restrictions; independent of variables such as alcohol taxation. Based on their findings, researchers suggest a need for strict alcohol advertisement restriction policies. The researchers from the Pompeu Fabra Univerisity in Barcelona Read More →

The US Federal Trade Commission last week released its fourth study of self-regulation in the alcohol industry. This was the first time the alcohol industry was asked to give up data on their expenditure and reach concerning online alcohol marketing. According to the FTC report the US alcohol industry has a high compliance to their Read More →

The BBC reports that the Turkish government is looking at restricting alcohol advertising through social media and fining violators heavily. In contrast to the new restrictions on alcohol marketing through social media in Finland, Turkey’s policy would affect civilians creating social media content that “suggest advertising for alcohol brands” and not just alcohol companies. The Read More →

A statewide survey has found that 70 percent of food shops in California have outdoor advertising for unhealthy products like tobacco, alcohol and junk food, while only about 12 percent advertise healthy options like fruits and vegetables. Health officials who organized the survey of 7,300 retail stores are urging store owners to revise the way Read More →