Topic: Alcohol Norm

NEWS: Canada: Early Alcohol Onset Predicts Later Harm

A new study in Canada found early alcohol onset predicts harm in later life. Four scholars at the University of Waterloo surveyed more than 19,000 high school students in Ontario and Alberta over two academic years starting in 2013. They tracked the teens’ self-reported alcohol use and smoking habits…

NEWS: Australia: Online Alcohol Retail Puts Kids in Harm’s Way

Online alcohol retail and delivery is putting kids in harm’s way in Australia as found by an Australian-first study. The study found, More than one-third of respondents aged 25 years and under (36%) didn’t have their ID checked when receiving their alcohol order…

NEWS: Poland: Alcohol Use Increasing Problem

Alcohol use is an increasing problem in Poland. According to the State Agency for Solving Alcohol Problems, in 2018 the average Pole drank over 11 liters of pure alcohol. In 2000 it was 8 liters, which is a large amount. In a discussion with alcohol policy expert Krzysztof Brzózka, the Super Express uncovers the alcohol problem in Poland…

NEWS: Pernod Ricard Exposed: Harmful Alcohol Norm at Work

A member of Pernod Ricard’s sales team took the firm to labor courts due to being made ill from alcohol use under pressure from the company. The court proceedings have exposed a harmful alcohol norm at work within Pernod Ricard. Staff have been coming forward since the case opened with how the company pressures employees to consume alcohol to the point of health harm…

NEWS: South Korea: Plans to Ban Celebrities from Alcohol Labels

South Korea may ban images of celebrities from alcoholic beverage labels as part of a broader effort to deglamorize alcohol use, the health ministry has announced.
The move will require changing an ordinance regulating advertisements in the National Health Promotion Act. The Ministry of Health and Welfare is working to ammend the legislation to better regulate alcohol marketing…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Tequila Maker Uses Insta Stories to Sell

An emerging tactic by Big Alcohol is spotted from tequila maker Patrón’s strategy to use Insta story ads to sell their product. With this, Patrón is the first liquor brand to allow ordering directly through Instagram, according to Adweek reporting.
The new feature allows users to directly buy liquor by swiping up on ads in Patrón’s Instagram stories. Users can place orders that are delivered via third-party platforms …

NEWS: Slovenia: Youth Alcohol Use Declining

Youth alcohol use is declining in Slovenia according to a new survey. The results of the 2018 international survey Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children show, the share of youth who were intoxicated from alcohol at least twice in their lives dropped in all age groups…

NEWS: Millennials Are Bored By Alcohol, Prefer Sobriety

In an episode of The Idea File by The Atlantic writer Amanda Mull delves into the changing attitudes of Millennials towards alcohol. The writer has found that Millennials attitude towards alcohol has changed to wanting to reduce use. She condust the analysis through seeking opinions via twitter…

NEWS: Thailand: Lent Alcohol-Free Campaign Saved B8bn

ThaiHealth and the Stop Drink Network – a member of IOGT International – conducted an alcohol-free campaign for the lent period. According to their data the campaign saved 8 billion bhat that would have been spent on alcohol. There are 22.5 million alcohol users in Thailand, according to a survey by the Centre of Alcohol Studies, the Research Centre for Social and Business Development (SAB), and ThaiHealth. Among them 15.9 million are men…

NEWS: Australia: Older People Consume More Alcohol Than Younger

In Australia, older people between 50 to 64 years consume more alcohol than younger people between 18 to 24 years. The ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey showed, Only 3% of the younger generation consume more than 10 units of alcohol a week, compared with a quarter of all 50- to 64-year-olds…