England’s northwest coast town Blackpool is considering locally banning alcohol advertising throughout the town within the next two years, to reduce the town’s drink-related crime and health problems. Blackpool’s new Alcohol Strategy specifically asks councillors to consider imposing the ban near pubs, shops and off licences. This new ban will thus expand the current alcohol Read More →

The Local Government Association of the U.K. has renewed a push for alcohol producers to label beverages with caloric information. The association says the labels are necessary because the public is largely unaware of the amount of empty calories in alcohol, which may be related to high obesity levels in the country. Associations Now reports Read More →

Leading UK doctors are demanding a ban on alcohol firms sponsoring sports clubs and events because the “outrageous” practice is fuelling underage drinking. In a letter published in the Guardian on Boxing Day, the signatories state that alcohol sponsorship of sport has become “as commonplace as advertising for cereal or soap powder”. The letter is Read More →

Author: Jim McCambridge, Kypros Kypri, Peter Miller, Ben Hawkins and Gerard Hastings
Title: Be aware of Drinkaware
Journal: Addiction, Volume 109, Issue 4, pages 519–524, April 2014 Read More →