Tagged: Under-Age

NEWS: Lithuania: Kids’ Protection from Alcohol Marketing Improved

The Lithuanian parliament has adopted amendments to the country’s Law on Alcohol Control banning production and retail of food products, beverages, toys and other goods for children if their design imitates alcoholic drinks…

NEWS: Poland: Government Plans to Raise Alcohol Tax

The Polish government has unveiled plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol next year. The designed tax increase was announced in a strategic document, the Multi-year State Financial Plan for the years 2019-2022. The plan was recently published by the country’s Ministry of Finance…

NEWS: Costa Rica: Alcohol and Mega-Fiestas Put Youth in Danger

Authorities are warning about the “mega-fiestas” which are a gateway to consumption of alcohol and drugs and other risky behaviors by young people.

NEWS: New Mexico, USA: Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Epidemic

The highest alcohol related death rate in the USA comes from New Mexico. The leading cause is liver disease and within the last 5 years the rate of people dying from liver disease rose by 35%. State epidemiologist Michael Landen is of the opinion the same efforts applied to overdose death needs to be applied to to alcoholism…

NEWS: SHAAP: Compelling Research Compilation Launched

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) have published a report covering six presentations at an event held last year in Edinburgh. The report covers presentations including: Alcohol and the Global Burden of Disease: Moving beyond the J-Shaped Curve; The relationship between alcohol, trauma and memory; Tackling hazardous alcohol consumption among Ireland’s college students; Alcohol marketing and young people in the UK and Seeking women’s views on pregnancy and alcohol…

MEMBER NEWS: BiH: CEM Exposes Alcohol Sales Law Violations

To check whether alcohol outlets adhere to the restriction on alcohol sales to minors, IOGT International member organization CEM, the Center for Youth Eduction, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted complaince test through mystery shopping. CEM sent an undercover customer – who was a minor under adult supervision – to 10 sales outlets in Travnik. Three of these sales facilities violated the law and sold alcohol to the minor…

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…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Call for Monitoring Digital Alcohol Marketing

A new report by the WHO Europe calls for increased monitoring of digital marketing of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food products, targeting children and adolescents. Through the report, WHO has introduced the 5-step CLICK tool to monitor real digital marketing exposure of children to unhealthy products…

NEWS: Australia: Controversial Booze Now, Pay Later Scheme

‘Buy now, pay later’ services are emerging as veritable credit schemes in Australia. Instead of paying a deposit in store to secure a commodity for later purchase, customers can get their goods straightaway and can use them and consume them before making a single payment. Afterpay is the biggest provider of such services in Australia. It even allows alcohol to be bought in this manner, a controversial scheme that has come under scrutiny and criticism…

NEWS: England: Alcohol Industry Relies On Heavy Users

Nearly one-third of alcohol sold in England is being consumed by 4% of the population. The figure from Public Health England emerged during parliamentary debate on minimum unit price on alcohol…