Tagged: Big Alcohol

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…

BLOG: Wrestling Kenya From Claws Of Big Alcohol

This struggle the African people, like Kenyans, have with Big Alcohol corporations cannot just be changed by a law, policy. Big Alcohol have spent a lot of time, manpower and unconscious amounts of money to make sure that their products are ingrained in our habits; that it comes without a single thought that when someone asks: “Do you drink?”, we automatically think the question refers to alcohol…

NEWS: Sweden: Court Rule Permits Direct Alcohol Marketing

The Swedish Market Court tried whether a wine supplier was in breach of the Swedish Alcohol Act. The wine supplier had been sending out letters, containing the promotion, that were covered by envelopes clearly indicating the commercial purpose. The purpose was to promote its selection of wine in the form of letters sent directly to Swedish consumers over the age of 25, without prior consent from the consumers…

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Industry Loses In Court

The Scotch Whisky Association has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. A judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh has ruled that ministers have the power to introduce the measure to protect public health…

NEWS: Sport, Social Media Used To Normalize Alcohol

A new study shows that the alcohol industry is aggressively investing in the use of social media channels in order to normalise and glamorise alcohol use and to perpetuate the myth of alcohol being an integral part of sporting experiences. Alcohol companies are finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch alcohol consumption as crucial to the sporting experience, the study reveals…