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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #20

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 Lithuania, South Africa, the United States and Russia…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the normalization of the alcohol-free way of life among teenagers, alcohol industry interference with cancer warning label research and alcohol use in times of COVID-19…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how alcohol companies are affected by COVID-19 counter-measures, the alcohol industry’s advertising onslaught in Australia, and aggressive lobbying in Thailand…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on how the current crisis might affect alcohol norms, habits and use patterns with stories from Germany, Australia, Pakistan, and Kenya…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Drives Alcohol Use With Bigger Bottles

Using over-sized bottles, beer giant AB InBev is pumping up the volume in Africa in pursuit of ever more profits. A beer war is unfolding on the back of people and communities with major rival Heineken…

NEWS: Norway: More Youth Use Alcohol to Cope with COVID-19 Crisis

Norway: More Youth Use Alcohol to Cope with COVID-19 Crisis 1 in 5 young Norwegians who say they consume alcohol report that they have been used alcohol to get their mind off the corona crisis. These are the worrying results of a new study by the alcohol awareness organization Av-og-till. The survey was conducted by Respons… Read more »

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Welcome Parental Talks About Alcohol

Youth in Sweden welcome parental talks about alcohol according to a new IQ survey. The survey conducted by Norstat and commissioned by IQ questioned 528 Swedish young people aged between 14 to 17 years. The results found, 93% think it is good if parents talk to them about alcohol, 97% think it is good if parents are available for an emergency, and 89% think parents should not be consuming that much alcohol…

MEMBER NEWS: Juvente Norway Releases New Mystery Shopping Report

For the thirteenth year in a row, our youth member organization Juvente in Norway has been testing the compliance of grocery stores with the alcohol age limit concerning the sale of alcohol to minors.
In 2019, Juvente managed to conduct mystery shopping tests (“Sjenkekontroll”) in all counties of the country. Results are still problematic. In almost every fifth attempt, Juvente’s minors were allowed to buy alcohol…

REPORT: Exposure to Digital Alcohol Marketing and Alcohol Use

Although more research is needed, existing studies suggest that engagement with digital alcohol marketing is positively associated with increased alcohol consumption and increased binge or hazardous alcohol use behavior.
Governments should consider implementing digital alcohol marketing regulations under the precautionary principle as the alcohol industry’s self-regulated marketing codes are likely ineffective at protecting populations vulnerable to alcohol-related harm…

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing and Adolescent and Young Adult Alcohol Use Behaviors

The goal of this systematic review was to summarize cross-sectional research investigating the relationship between alcohol marketing exposures and alcohol use behaviors among young people.
Across alcohol use outcomes, marketing exposure types, and different media sources, the study findings suggest that, overall, the cross-sectional research provides more evidence for a positive relationship between alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use behavior among adolescents and young adults than negative or null evidence. In other words, the cross-sectional evidence supports that alcohol marketing exposure may be associated with young peoples’ alcohol use behaviors…

NEWS: Big Alcohol’s Fundamental Conflict of Interest

Increased alcohol consumption leads to increased negative health and development impacts, but also to increased sales for the alcohol industry, placing public health and development interests in an inherent and direct conflict with corporate interests.
Four key examples from around the world illustrate this fundamental conflict of interest…

REPORT: Parental Supply of Alcohol Across Adolescence Increases Risk of Alcohol Harms in Early Adulthood

Adolescents whose parents supply them with alcohol appear to have an increased risk of alcohol‐related harm compared with adolescents whose parents do not supply them with alcohol.
This research contributes to a growing body of evidence suggesting that parental supply of alcohol increases risk of harm, with no evidence for any protective effects. The results illustrate that any parental supply of alcohol should be avoided, particularly in early adolescence…

REPORT: Maturing Out of Alcohol Use in Young Adulthood

A new study study confirms that alcohol consumption rates do tend to decrease after college age, but only slightly – casting serious doubt over the concept of “maturing out”. On an individual level, it all depends on various factors such as the alcohol user’s social networks and personality.
The study examined more than 1,000 men and women and found that young adults tend to continue the alcohol use of their teen years – be it light, moderate or heavy alcohol use, although moderate and heavy alcohol users initially step up their alcohol consumption before slightly reducing it again later on in life. But the observed reductions in later 20s may owe less to “maturing out” and more to fewer new cases being diagnosed, according to the study…