Tagged: Self-Regulation

NEWS: EU: Commissioner Endorses Industry Self-Regulation

In response to a written question by Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan [S&D], European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis made it clear that the entire alcohol sector should develop within one year a self-regulatory proposal on labelling…

NEWS: EU: Local Leaders Demand Alcohol Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called for the European Union to establish a new alcohol strategy and to improve labelling, increase efforts to protect children, target binge alcohol use, and encourage the use of car locks to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol…

REPORT: The Regulation of Alcohol Marketing: From Research to Public Health Policy

Key findings from the collection of peer-reviewed manuscripts include: 1) Exposure to alcohol marketing is associated with youth alcohol consumption 2) Analysis of alcohol promotion during the 2014 FIFA World Cup indicates alcohol marketing practices frequently appeared to breach industry voluntary codes of practice’ 3) Alcohol industry self-regulatory codes do not sufficiently protect children and adolescents from exposure to alcohol promotions, especially through social media.
The Addiction supplement comprises 14 papers, with research presented from around the world…

NEWS: AVMSD Campaign: What About Our Kids?

EU health coalition calls for 6am to 11pm ban on advertising of alcohol and junk food
A coalition of European civil society organisations is advocating for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing of alcohol and unhealthy food – by improving the current Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
The advocacy campaign was officially launched today in the European Parliament with an event called “AVMSD: What about our kids?”

NEWS: Australia: Self-Regulation Fails, Kids See Alcohol Ads

New report from AARB in Australia exposes self-regulation fails, kids see alcohol ads
In Australia, the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has published its annual report.
The AARB report exposes significant flaws in the self-regulatory alcohol advertising system in Australia, by showing several examples of concerning alcohol ads. Furthermore, the report illustrates that children and young people are being exposed to alcohol advertising, and the alcohol industry’s self-regulations continue to do nothing about it. In 2015-16, The AARB processed a total of 194 complaints and produced 110 determination reports…

NEWS: Study: More Alcohol Ads, More Alcohol Use

New study found TV advertising influences how much alcohol kids use, not just what kind of alcohol they use
The more brand-specific alcohol advertising that young people are exposed to, the higher their consumption of those brands, according to a new study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).
The study, entitled “Amount of Televised Alcohol Advertising Exposure and the Quantity of Alcohol Consumed by Youth” was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs in October. It found an association between past-year exposure to advertising, measured in what the researchers call “adstock” units, and consumption of the brands advertised…