Topic: Youth Rights

NEWS: Australia: Parents Condoning Alcohol Use in Children

A new survey has found parents are the main source of alcohol for high school children. Despite health warnings suggesting adverse effects of alcohol on the developing brain parents seem to provide their children with alcohol.According to the survey, out of 20 000 high school students, more than 40% had been given their last alcoholic drink from a parent…

NEWS: Cambodia: Plans to Regulate Alcohol Ads

The Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia met with the Supreme Consultative Council to discuss introducing a sub-decree to regulate advertising of alcoholic products.The sub-decree aims to minimize the negative effects on society of alcohol advertising. The meeting focused on the negative impacts of alcohol ads to Cambodians and the necessity of a sub-decree…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Accused Of Using Big Tobacco Tactics

Big Alcohol came under fire for employing tactics straight out of the Big Tobacco playbook. The accusation was caused by alcohol brands marketing their products through Instagram influencers. Such advertising which does not disclose commercial interest is a violation of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC)…

NEWS: Cambodia: New Calls To Regulate Alcohol Ads

Cambodia Movement for Health (CMH) and lawyers call for laws regulating alcohol advertisements. This call comes amidst increase in youth alcohol consumption in the country.
According to CMH, alcohol companies spend large amounts of money on alcohol marketing. For example, the alcohol industry uses competitions which offer prizes such as money, cars, motorbikes, flight tickets, trips and beer. CMH says this encourages the public including youth and children to consume alcohol…

MEMBER NEWS: The Wellbeing Initiative Represented At Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth

The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019. The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019…

NEWS: Heineken Fined for US Trade Practice Violations

Alcohol watchdog of USA, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) fined Heineken for USD 2.5 million for violation of trade practices.Heineken was charged with giving their BrewLock platform free of charge to bars and reimbursing others through credit card swipes. BrewLock is Heineken’s draught beer system. The TTB alleged the BrewLock draught system “both obligated and induced” the bars to buy beer from Heineken…

NEWS: Chile: President Announces Prevention Initiative

The President of Chile Sebastián Piñera has announced launching of a new prevention initiative in cooperation with Planet Youth. This project named ‘El Plan Elige Vivir sin Drogas’ is in response to the growing harm substance use is causing the youth of the South American region. The goal of the project is to reduce the rates of substance use and abuse among adolescents in all participating municipalities. The project also aims to build a permanent capacity at all levels that support the implementation of the Icelandic Prevention Approach… 

NEWS: Trend: Millennials Are Going Alcohol-Free

There is a growing trend across the Western world where more and more millennials are starting to opt for an alcohol free lifestyle. This can be seen as part of the growing trend where young people are opting to live a wellness-oriented life. For a long time alcohol linked socializing has played a major role in initiating and sustaining alcohol consumption among people. This landscape is changing where more younger people between 22 to 38 years, or the Millennial generation are choosing to reduce and quit their alcohol use…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: IOGT Members Campaign for Alcohol Control

Leading the Ghana Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance, IOGT members are campaigning for improved regulation of alcohol marketing in the country. The NCD Alliance is calling on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana to extend the ban on alcohol advertising on airwaves from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m… 

REPORT: Declining Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents

The results showed that there was an almost 45% decline in total alcohol consumption among ninth-grade students in Stockholm between 2010 and 2016. The decline was similar among all analysed consumption groups. Two factors were found to statistically explain some of the general decline: More restrictive parental attitudes towards alcohol and more importantly, decreasing alcohol consumption among the students’ peers.
School constitutes a social context for the student of which both parents and peers are important parts, and the diverging changes may be due to the norms and behaviours, influenced by parents and peers, characterising these schools…