Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: United Kingdom: Alcohol Trends

Recent alcohol consumption trends, across the population and among young people in particular, have shown that people are using alcohol less frequently compared with a decade ago. In fact, young adults (aged 16 to 24) are now as likely to be teetotal as adults over 65, after a jump in the proportion of young people who say they don’t use alcohol alcohol at all. Despite these positive news, negative trends continue to burden society in the United Kingdom…

NEWS: France: Big Alcohol Defeats Child Rights

A decades-old law preventing product placement of alcoholic beverages in France could soon be repealed, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned on Tuesday, adding that the country was in “denial” about levels of alcohol harm…

NEWS: Research: EU Politicians On Industry Payroll

Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.
The report from Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl, details nine cases of MEPs who have other jobs while holding public office and are at risk of potential conflicts of interest…

BLOG: India: Need For Strong Political Will To Curb Aggressive Big Alcohol

In a situation where the aggressive tactics of the alcohol industry, mostly foreign multinational corporations, increasingly endanger the development of India, the well-being of our children, families and communities, we need to ask ourselves what we can do about it…

NEWS: Survey: Stores Target Kids With Alcohol Ads

A new survey finds that retail stores place 60% of alcohol ads within two feet of their candy aisles, clearly targeting children and youth. According to a recent survey conducted by the Non-profit group La Center United, six in 10 stores surveyed had alcohol ads within two feet of youth-oriented aisles…

NEWS: France: Alcohol Industry Exploiting Loophole

Alcohol advertising in France, currently tightly regulated by the Loi Evin – one of the best alcohol advertising laws in the world – is subject to attacks from the alcohol industry. The alcohol industry works with wine grower-senators to table amendments that threaten to make alcohol advertising in France “almost limitless”, warns Claude Evin, the father of the landmark law on protecting children and youth from alcohol advertising…

NEWS: BMJ Editorial: Alcohol – Who Is Paying The Price?

The burden of alcohol harm on individual health, on families’ socio-economic well-being, on healthcare systems, as well as on economic productivity of companies and economies has been well documented. Alcohol is among the 5 leading causes of death and disability worldwide…

BLOG: Professional Sports Glamorising Ill-Health

Professional sports today is a major source of promoting unhealthy products. Elite athletes have become promoters of harmful lifestyle choices – instead of inspiring millions to live healthy and well…