Topic: Youth Rights

NEWS: USA: How Big Beer Targets College Students

In search of sales growth, Big Beer has begun partnering with college football programs, where alcohol sales have long been banned inside stadiums. West Virginia was one of the first to sell alcohol in a college stadium. It was followed by Ohio State and Oregon, and then more recently, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Missouri and Arkansas. The football program at the University of Arkansas recently signed a $400,000 sponsorship deal with AB InBev…

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

NEWS: Uganda: Loans for Youth Empowerment Reduce Alcohol Use

A new study has found youth alcohol use has decreased in Uganda along with loans given to empower youth through the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP). According to the report, the programme contributed to a 4% increase in job creation in Uganda and alcohol consumption among the youth decreased by 10%…

NEWS: Denmark: Alcohol Use Rising Among Youth

The trend of declining alcohol consumption in Denmark has gone into reverse with consumption rising among youth, according to a recent survey.
According to newest data, not only, four out of five 15-year-olds have already tried consuming alcohol, but one out of ten 11-year-olds and one out of three 13-year-olds have tried it as well.
Another poll by TV2 has found, one out of five people in Denmark think it is okay for young people to consume alcohol before they are 16 years old…

REPORT: Trajectories of Alcohol Use Problems based on Early Adolescent Alcohol Use

This analysis identifies three groups of adolescent alcohol users with differing patterns of use. Emergent binge alcohol users likely require public policy responses to alcohol use whereas increasing heavy alcohol users are potentially able to be identified individually on the basis of patterns of alcohol use and social variables. This group may benefit from psychosocial interventions and are unlikely to respond to a broad public health approach…

NEWS: Ireland: More than 1,000 Kids Treated for Alcohol Issues

According to the Irish Daily Mail over 1,000 kids across Ireland were treated for alcohol and other drugs related issues in 2018. Out of 1,100 cases, 290 were children under the age of 10 years. Professor Deirdre Murray, Consultant Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital, discusses child and teenage alcohol use on RTE Radio 1…

NEWS: Netflix to Reduce On-Screen Smoking

Netflix has pledged to reduce the number of occasions where actors use tobacco products in its original programmes. This was after a study suggested that smoking on the streaming service’s programmes had contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking more widely…

NEWS: Australia: 21 Big Alcohol Self-Regulation Failures

The Alcohol Beverage Advertising Code (ABAC) in Australia is the self regulating measure by the alcohol and advertising industries. The code marked its 21st year in action on 4th of July 2019. Writer Hannah Pierce compiles a list of 21 times the ABAC has failed to regulate alcohol ads and been exposed…

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol Threatens Big 4 Flagship Initiative

National Authority for Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) warns alcohol is one of the biggest threats to achieving President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big four agenda. The agenda aims at advancing sustainable development in Kenya through bold action across four priority area: manufacturing, universal healthcare coverage, affordable housing and food security…