Topic: Alcohol Norm

NEWS: Week #25 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, exposing Big Alcohol, and new blog post about new tactics of the alcohol industry.
For week 25, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Scotland (with good news), Estonia (with bad news), the West coast of the United States (about alcohol’s adverse impact on local food production and biodiversity), Germany and France.
Fresh science updates cover the lack of awareness about alcohol and breast cancer and the relationship between parental attitudes and children’s alcohol use.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in MUP in Wales, Amazon joining Big Alcohol in the United States…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Wants Youth To Avoid Hangover: A New Strategy Of Pushing Alcohol Culture On Youth

Young people are consuming less alcohol and choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle more. So why is Big Alcohol shifting the focus on “hangovers”?
This blog post dissects a new campaign of multinational alcohol giant Diageo together with MTV International supposedly about promoting “responsible” alcohol use and avoiding “hangovers”.
But the campaign actually contains a number of elements and tactics that undermine prevention and understanding of the real effects of alcohol…

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Sales at Lowest Level in 25 years

Alcohol sales in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in 25 years after the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol, according to new government data.
In 2018, Scotland was finally able to introduce minimum pricing for all alcoholic drinks, after overcoming numerous of lawsuits of the alcohol industry.
Minimum unit pricing (MUP) means that in Scotland, supermarkets and other off-licence alcohol outlets are banned from selling cheap or discounted spirits, wine, beers and cider. Only online sales from suppliers outside Scotland are not affected.
Minimum pricing has meant the average cost per unit is higher in Scotland, at 59p compared to 55p in England and Wales…

NEWS: Big Alcohol and the Importance of Corporate Literacy in the 21st Century

An interview with IOGT International on Santa Fe Public Radio discusses the nine myths of the alcohol industry and how to immunize and protect people and communities from alcohol promotions.
They look at the influence of big industry on the larger culture that includes examining advertising that creates what they call an “alcohol norm” and targets children, to uncovering front lobbying groups that appear as “advocacy groups” on behalf of the consumer, yet are driven by industry incentives and funding…

NEWS: Week #24 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and exposing Big Alcohol.
Special Feature: This week we feature two awesome stories: Our radio interview about “Big Alcohol and the importance of corporate literacy in the 21st century”. Our joint press release with the East African Alcohol Policy Alliance
For week 24, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Australia, Iceland, Asia, and Kenya.
Fresh science updates cover the link between binge alcohol use and prescription opioid misuse, and the effects of high-density alcohol outlets in Tanzania.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes how Big Alcohol destroyed the alcohol law in Vietnam and how nonsense “Wellness” alcohol is.

NEWS: Germany: Rising Interest in Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

As many as one in 15 beers of the estimated annual 6.2 million hectolitres of beer consumed in Germany contains no alcohol. Störtebeker beer brewery reports sales for their non-alcoholic range of beers increased by 40% in last summer. According to Marc Oliver Huhnholz of the German Association of Brewers (DBB), Germany’s 1,500 breweries, now produce between 400 to 500 alcohol-free varieties of beer…

NEWS: Canada: Alcohol Main Cause of Substance-Related Hospital Deaths

Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows 10 Canadians die in hospital every day from harm caused by substance use. 75% of those deaths are related to alcohol.alcohol contributes to more than half of all substance-use hospitalizations, which are 13 times more common than for opioid poisonings…

NEWS: UK: Parents Want Alcohol Ads Restrictions

The majority of parents want alcohol advertising restrictions, according to a new survey in the UK.
Some 71% of parents want alcohol ads restricted on television.
And 71% also want restrictions of alcohol ads on social media and the internet, the YouGov poll for the Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA) shows.
More than half of parents (52%) think alcohol ads should not be seen by children under 18 at all.
67% of parents think alcohol advertising ‘normalises’ alcohol consumption for most people…

NEWS: UK: Many Men Use Alcohol to Deal with Depression

Self medication with alcohol is a serious and growing problem in the UK, with young adult men turning to alcohol to cope with mental health issues. One in three men in the UK turn to alcohol to deal with depression according to a new report. Stats show nearly two thirds of the men have experienced mental health problems in the last five years…

REPORT: Relationship between Parental Attitudes and Children’s Alcohol Use

Less restrictive parental attitudes towards children’s alcohol use are associated with increases in children’s alcohol use onset, alcohol use frequency and intoxication. Children’s perception of less restrictive parental attitudes is associated with children’s alcohol use…