Tagged: alcohol marketing

NEWS: South Africa: Turf War Between Beer Giants

Heineken is gearing up to increase their share and loosen AB InBev’s grip of the South African Beer market in the ongoing turf war. AB InBev currently dominates the South African Beer market accounting for 88% of South Africa’s beer volumes and 86% of beer value. To compete with AB InBev, Heineken is gearing up. Recently Heineken invested in its Sedibeng brewery near Johannesburg…

NEWS: New Zealand: 10 Year Government Alcohol Policy Failure

It is 10 years since the NZ Law Commission reviewed the alcohol laws in New Zealand. Yet the recommendations from the review have been ignored by successive governments over the decade.This 10 year government alcohol policy failure has led to drastic effects for New Zealand. Over the past 10 years, alcohol resulted in, 8000 premature deaths…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: Formal Launch of GhanAPA

The Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance (GhanAPA) has been launched under the theme: “The Role Of National Alcohol Policy In Preventing And Reducing Alcohol Harms”. The formal launch of the alcohol policy network comes two years after a national alcohol policy workshop laid the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The vision and mission of the GhanAPA is to advocate an alcohol-free Ghana and to contribute to the elimination of alcohol use by minors and vulnerable groups in Ghana…

NEWS: Hungary: 30,000 Annual Alcohol Deaths

The number of people suffering from alcohol addiction in Hungary is around 800,000, and some 30,000 die annually of alcohol-related illnesses. The figures come from toxicologist Gábor Zacher who also said, on average Hungarians consume the equivalent of 14 liters of pure alcohol in alcoholic beverages every year…

NEWS: Gambia: Alcohol Lobby Achieves Tax Reduction

The Gambian parliament has decided to increase alcohol taxation to 75% for 2019. But at an extraordinary session on July 29, 2019, the Gambian National Assembly decided to reduce the country’s alcohol tax, reversing course on alcohol taxation, after heavy lobbying from Big Alcohol. The move comes as many countries are increasing alcohol taxation to tackle alcohol as obstacle to development and raise additional domestic resources…

REPORT: Lessons from the Digital Frontline

Overweight and obesity is the leading preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking. It is linked to a number of health conditions, including 13 different types of cancer, causing over 22,000 cancer incidences annually (approx. 6% of all cancer cases). Reducing obesity levels therefore must be a key priority in improving public health and protecting future generations.
This report investigates how digital marketing for HFSS food and drink is regulated in the UK and examines alternative methods of regulating online marketing. Based upon this evidence, the researchers have produced a best practice checklist for government and regulators…

REPORT: UK: Adolescent Awareness on Alcohol Labelling

Most young alcohol users, including almost half of higher-risk alcohol users, did not recall seeing any information, health messages or warnings on alcohol packaging in the past month, suggesting that current labelling is failing to reach this key audience…

NEWS: New Zealand: Demand for Alcohol Policy Amid Addiction Crisis

Psychiatrists are calling for wide-ranging restrictions on alcohol, saying alcohol harm remains the most pervasive addiction problem in New Zealand. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has thrown its support behind a call by The New Zealand Medical Journal for strengthening of alcohol regulations to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on New Zealanders’ mental health and wellbeing…

NEWS: West Africa: Experts Deliberate Alcohol Policy

A three-day workshop aimed at strengthening the capacity of national agencies to regulate food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages was conducted in Accra. The theme for the workshop was “Towards strengthening regional capacity in regulation for improved nutrition and health in West Africa.”…

NEWS: 10 Areas For Government Action On Alcohol

The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights ten areas governments could work with to prevent and reduce alcohol harm. These 10 areas have been adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010, as countries agreed the WHO Global Alcohol Strategy.
Each year 3 million lives are lost due to alcohol. The WHO global alcohol strategy seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities. It is envisaged that the global strategy will promote and support local, regional and global actions to considerably reduce morbidity and mortality due to alcohol harm and the adverse social and economic consequences of alcohol.
The global strategy focuses on ten key areas of policy options and interventions at the national level…