Topic: Alcohol Industry

NEWS: New Resource: How Alcohol Affects The SDGs

IOGT International has released an upgraded and revised resource to present state-of-the-art evidence about how alcohol affects sustainable development.
The brand new booklet illustrates for the first time that alcohol adversely affects 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and presents extensive scientific prove that all dimensions of the 2030 Agenda are impacted by alcohol as obstacle to development…

NEWS: EU: Big Alcohol Wants Special Interest Group in Parliament

Big Alcohol wants to establish a special interest group in the EU Parliament.
The lobby front group representing Big Alcohol at the EU level “Spirits Europe” has said they strongly support the re-establishment of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs…

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing to Women in Australia

With many pregnancies being unplanned, and the significant body of evidence indicating that alcohol promotion influences attitudes, decisions, and behaviours related to alcohol use, there is a strong rationale to address alcohol marketing targeted at women as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing alcohol consumption, including among women of child-bearing age…

NEWS: Ireland: Minister Chastises Big Alcohol in Schools

The Irish Minister of Health chastised Big Alcohol for conducting awareness programmes in Irish schools. The alcohol industry has funded school alcohol awareness programmes mainly through Drinkaware.ie – Big Alcohol’s lobby front group in Ireland. This is a clear conflict of interest as their products and practices are the cause for alcohol harm to be creating awareness about among school students…

NEWS: Week #48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

The week 48 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains alcohol policy updates about alcohol policy in the Visegrad 4, Norway’s new development strategy, a new WHO report on alcohol’s harm to others, alcohol smuggling between Germany and Sweden, new OECD data about levels of health spending, and Switzerland where binge alcohol use is a rising problem.
Fresh science updates are about: Predictions on alcohol use from age of initiation, and about life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries.
The Big Alcohol monitor exposes: President Macron standing with Big Alcohol, blocking Dry January; and how Big Alcohol ads expenditure fuels underage alcohol use, as well as Uber fueling heavy alcohol consumption.
In the upcoming events alert we highlight: GAPC 2020, and summerLEAHP 2020…

NEWS: Uber Fuels Heavy Alcohol Consumption

A new study has found the emergence of Uber fuels heavy alcohol consumption in the United States. Three economists – Jacob Burgdorf and Conor Lennon of the University of Louisville, and Keith Teltser of Georgia State University – have found in a new study that the popularity of ride-sharing apps such as Uber has increased heavy alcohol use…

NEWS: Germany-Sweden: Cross-Border Alcohol Smuggling

Six pallets of beer. Every day. A Swedish family has been uncovered in their operation to smuggle several hundred boxes almost every day.
Recently, Swedish investigators uncovered a smuggling operation by a family for over two years. The family has smuggled about 6 pallets of beer containing about 79 cartons each, every day, from Germany to Denmark, Sweden and Norway…

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: Big Alcohol Ads Expenditure Fuels Underage Alcohol Use

New research has found Big Alcohol ads expenditure links to and fuels underage alcohol use.
Gentile and colleagues found in their recent study that overall levels of alcohol industry advertising expenditure were strong predictions of adolescents’ beer brand awareness, preferences, use, and brand loyalty.
For example, 99% of middle school and high school students surveyed for the study had heard of Budweiser and Bud Light — the top spender on advertising — and 44% said they had used the brand…