Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Mexico: City Rejects Giant US-Owned Brewery Over Water Shortage

Voters in the Mexican City of Mexicali have rejected a giant US-owned brewery over water shortages concerns in their region. Mexico’s national human rights commission had warned the beer maker risked violating the right to water and highlighted irregularities in the permitting process. The new brewery would use up 25% of the communities drinking water. 76.1% of voters cast ballots against the $1.4bn brewery…

NEWS: UK: NoLo Trend Taking Hold

The NoLo trend is taking hold in the United Kingdom (UK) as more and more youth prefer low- and no-alcohol beverages. According to the annual British craft beer report, NoLo drinks are becoming the biggest trend for 2020 driven by 18 to 24 year olds who are consuming low alcohol beverages or going alcohol-free and switching to non-alcoholic beverages…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #11

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Sweden, Wales, Kenya and the Women’s Rights movement. The Latest Science Digest covers the link between alcohol availability and violence, how older women perceive their own alcohol use, the link between alcohol, DNA damage and cancer, and the alcohol expectancies that children hold. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes an ugly new trend, the lobbying onslaught in Ireland, and another self-regulation failure in the UK. The Special Feature deals with the growing need for better regulation of digital alcohol trade…

NEWS: Ugly New Big Alcohol Trend: Spiking Childhood Drinks

The newest ugly Big Alcohol trend is spiking childhood drinks with alcohol, such as DrunkenD the alcohol version of the orange juice Sunny Delight. The new trend is marketed to 20-to 30-year olds or the millennial generation through spiking drinks of their childhood with alcohol…

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: Ireland: Big Alcohol Lobbying Onslaught Exposed

According to findings of Alcohol Action Ireland, the alcohol industry registered 96 lobbying returns in 2018, the year that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was enacted, but not implemented. The returns show Big Alcohol lobbyists met with officials on 361 occasions during the 108 days when the Dáil was in session…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Fails Labeling Update

Big Alcohol fails at labelling update as it is revealed nearly three quarters of alcohol sold in the United Kingdom do not follow government guidelines.
After 4 years of the new alcohol use guidelines having been in practice in the UK, Big Alcohol is still failing to bring their labels in line with the new information…

NEWS: Women’s Health and Rights: Alcohol Harm Major Blind Spot

Alcohol harm is a women’s rights issue but remains a blind spot in global health and the women’s movement.
President of Movendi International, Kristina Sperkova, discusses the neglect of alcohol harm against women in women’s rights discourse and the global health movement…

NEWS: Poland: Alcohol Advertising Regulations Inadequate

Poland has alcohol marketing restrictions in place intended to effectively limit alcohol advertising, promotions and sponsorship but challenges are posed due to self-regulation by the alcohol industry.
Despite the Polish Act on Education in Sobriety setting out definitions for advertising, rulings on cases relating to alcohol advertising from Polish Courts, advertising-self regulators interpret the law differently. The contradicting rulings pose a threat to alcohol advertising control…

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NEWS: Scotland: Public Health Experts Call For Ban on Alcohol Sports Sponsorship

After new research revealed the extent of alcohol sports sponsorship, public health experts in Scotland call for a ban on this type of alcohol marketing.
The study conducted by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at the University of Stirling shows, where alcohol companies sponsor clubs and tournaments there is a high frequency of alcohol references, and advertising is sophisticated and integrated into the club identity…