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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #18

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, and the WHO European Region…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of unequal effects of others’ alcohol use on women, and the role of a rearing environments for risk to develop alcohol use disorders later in life…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the political activity of the alcohol industry to weaken alcohol laws in the United States, as well as unethical alcohol marketing during the COVID-19 public health crisis…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on alcohol harm during the COVID-19 crisis…

NEWS: Google, Facebook, Twitter Join Forces Promoting Addiction Recovery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together, an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders. The site is a collection of resources to help those experiencing substance use disorder or battling addiction and the associated stigma…

NEWS: Snapchat: Another Platform For Big Alcohol

Snapchat is becoming another premium platform for Big Alcohol to target youth. Adweek reports that Snapchat has started to build serious buzz among brands over the past several months. Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. The company headquarters are located in Venice, California…

NEWS: Minors Get Alcohol Ads To Smartphones

The alcohol industry targets children and youth with their aggressive alcohol marketing. Minors get alcohol ads directly to smartphones. Children and youth may be inundated with alcohol advertising on a daily basis, in a conscious move by the alcohol industry using social media. While Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study…

BLOG: NFL Super Bowl: A Lot Is On The Line Tonight

When millions in the USA and around the world gather to follow the 49th Super Bowl, a lot will be on the line – more than you’d think. The welfare and well-being of our children will be on the line, and this article explains how and why…