Tagged: Availability

BLOG: TUI Pushes Alcohol On Families With Children

We booked a family holiday at one of TUI’s specialized hotels for families with children in Gran Canaria. And now TUI and Norwegian are pushing alcohol on us through several channels – this might be violating the Norwegian alcohol act…

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Amazon To Hire Alcohol Lobbyist

The online retail giant Amazon is looking to hire an alcohol business policy and lobbying expert. This suggests Amazon is planning to expand further into online retail alcohol sale.Currently Amazon dominates general online retail in USA and has expanded into grocery business and food delivery. Selling spirits has long been in the sights of the company, only limited due to the state and local laws governing alcohol sale…

NEWS: Canada: Extended Alcohol Sale Hours Could Increase Health Risks

The Toronto City Council voted in favor of a motion which allows restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, two hours sooner than what is currently permitted. A report authored by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has warned on the health risks associated with alcohol use that could increase due to extended hours of sale…

NEWS: Ethiopia: Alcohol Ads Ban Effective In May

A ban on any broadcast media advertisement on alcoholic drinks, from 6:00 AM in the morning to 9:00 PM in the evening, will start to take effect starting May 29th 2019. The Ethiopian parliament introduced a bill called the “Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation” in February 2019. The bill also introduced the legal age for alcohol consumption as 21 years…

NEWS: Alcohol and Unruly Behavior in Airlines

Incidents involving unruly behavior in airlines are on the rise. Alcohol use is involved in 27% of these cases while 24% cases related to noncompliance with smoking regulations according to IATA. The solution seems obvious. If too many airline passengers are abusing alcohol and acting violently, airlines can limit alcohol sale to solve the problem. However, airlines are looking for a regulatory fix, showing their reluctance to lose the alcohol sales profit despite the harm alcohol is causing…

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… 

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing Awareness Increases Alcohol Use

Young people, above and below the legal purchasing age, are aware of a range of alcohol marketing and almost one in five own alcohol branded merchandise. In current alcohol users, alcohol marketing awareness was associated with increased consumption and greater likelihood of higher-risk consumption. In never alcohol users, ownership of branded merchandise was associated with susceptibility…

BLOG: The Oppressive Alcohol Norm And The Freedom To Not Use Alcohol

The current alcohol norm is oppressive. The alcohol culture in Sweden doesn’t reflect people’s real preferences and wishes, but only those of the alcohol industry and a small minority of influential people.
This is a groundbreaking blog post that dissects the Swedish alcohol norm, provides solid evidence and data and discusses positive solutions.
How to achieve freedom for the many to enjoy social life free from pressure to engage in behaviour many, many people do not actually like or want to engage in? Lucas’ latest blog post explores reasons and possibilities for making possible the freedom for the many to participate in social life in exactly the way people truly choose to and feel content with…

REPORT: Impact of Alcohol Restriction on Hospital and Emergency Service

The total restriction of selling high strength alcohol through a community driven process has shown to be effective in reducing alcohol-related health service utilization in post-intervention period. Continue monitoring is required to address new emerging issues…