Topic: Youth Rights

NEWS: Netherlands: Brewers Incentivize Heavy Student Alcohol Use

Brewers in the Netherlands are giving incentives to student’s associations and promoting heavy alcohol use among students.
Major brewers are offering student unions a large number of discounts which depend on how much alcohol they serve within a year. For example the ‘hectolitre bonus’ can be as high as 75% of the wholesale price if consumption is high enough.
A research by RTV Noord found that one fraternity organisation in Groningen received a €45,000 bonus for €60,000 worth of beer, paying €15,000 for a year’s supply…

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Use Rising in Teens

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (Salsus) for 2018 surveyed About 21,000 second-year and fourth-year pupils from 325 secondary schools. The survey has found that 13 and 15-year-olds who said they had ever had alcohol, been drunk, or drank alcohol in the previous week which was in decline till 2004 has increased again…

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: 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…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Stay Drug-Free Longer

A new report from the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information (CAN) has found that youth in Sweden stay drug-free longer. According to the report, over the last 20 years the number of youth who use alcohol, cannabis or other drugs before the age of 14 has dropped significantly…

MEMBER NEWS: UNF: Ranking Best Counties for Swedish Youth

UNF, the Swedish Youth Temperance Association, has released its latest report ranking the best counties in Sweden for young people to live and grow up in. Overall, 223 of 290 municipalities participated in the survey, which means a response rate of 77%. That is an increase compared to the previous year. 126 counties – or 56% – are found to be inadequate. 97 counties – 43% – are ranked as decent and 17 counties are graded as good – 7.6%).
n the new report, UNF makes 5 recommendations to leaders in the counties across Sweden, to improve the quality of leisure time activities and environments and to help increase young people’s chances to shape their own communities…

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…