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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week 25

Carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Estonia, the United States, France, and India…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the alcohol policy and the coronavirus as well as the rise and fall of alcohol taxation in the United States…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes a new lobby front for Big Alcohol in Sweden, and what they are planning and the industry’s ruthlessness in the on-demand alcohol delivery business…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on the potential of alcohol taxation to reach health and development for all and on the political realities of how the potential is often ignored and squandered…

NEWS: California, USA: On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Apps Harm Youth

The government fo California says on-demand delivery apps are driving a surge in alcohol deliveries to minors during COVID-19.
A new investigation by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) department of the state of California found that on-demand alcohol delivery apps harm youth by delivering alcohol to minors. The problem appears to be growing and is a serious concern due to the dangers associated with under-age alcohol consumption…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Targets Women During COVID-19

Big Alcohol targets women during COVID-19 in Australia and more women are consuming alcohol during the pandemic. These strategies are highly unethical specially during the current pandemic considering that alcohol is known to weaken the immune system making people more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications…

NEWS: Australia: Rising Alcohol Availability Threatens Public Health, Safety and Savings

Alcohol delivery services in Australia are increasing alcohol availability and failing to meet the basic health standards according to results of a new survey. The results coincide with Australians spending superannuation funds released due to COVID-19 crisis for non essential goods and services including alcohol. The developments clearly show a perfect storm forming of exploitative alcohol industry practices, increasing alcohol use problems and the ongoing global pandemic…

NEWS: Kenya: Home Delivery Fuels Alcohol Harm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, online alcohol sale and home delivery fuels alcohol harm in Kenya. One of the damages of the COVID-19 lockdown – and fueled by Big Alcohol – is the normalization of consuming alcohol at home. In Kenya people have turned to alcohol to “pass time” and “cope” with the stresses of the pandemic and being in isolation…

NEWS: India: Online Alcohol Retail Jeopardizes COVID-19 Fight

Big Alcohol lobby group The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) is pushing for online alcohol retail in India during the COVID-19 lockdown. If permitted this measure severely jeopardizes the fight against the pandemic and public health policy in the country…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Scrambles for Innovations to Protect Profits from COVID-19

Big Alcohol across the world is looking for innovations to protect their profits from the COVID-19 crisis.
With COVID-19 many countries such as the UK, Germany, Kenya, Argentina, or India are on lockdown. All countries are practicing physical distancing. This has led to the closure of public venues including bars and restaurants, put Big Alcohol under pressure to adapt and kicked off a race to aggressive measures to capitalize on the new reality and the time after the public health crisis…

NEWS: Poland: Big Alcohol Lobbies For Online Retail Permission

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is threatening almost all industries globally, in Poland, Big Alcohol lobbies relentlessly for online retail permission to protect their profits. A Big Alcohol lobby group is pushing for the government to permit online alcohol delivery…

NEWS: Australia: Health Experts Support Laws Regulating On-Demand Liquor Delivery

Health experts from Australia at the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council in Tasmania (ATDC) express strong support for laws regulating on-demand liquor delivery. The ATDC is supporting tougher measures after a study by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) found current regulations were failing to protect minors…

NEWS: Argentina: Growth of Digital Alcohol Retail

Digital alcohol retail is seeing a sales growth in Argentina and with it consumption and alcohol harm is set to increase. But the government is failing to adopt evidence-based alcohol policy solutions.
Many existing physical alcohol stores have adopted an online channel and delivery system for alcohol retail. There are websites completely devoted to alcohol retail and delivery as well. Home delivery is making online alcohol retail ever more popular. There are four mechanisms driving the increase in digital alcohol retail…