Week 11, March 9 – 15, 2020

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.

This week’s special feature deals with digital alcohol trade.

Worldwide Alcohol Policy News

  1. Sweden: Systembolaget Ranks Highest For Public Trust.
    Read the complete story here…
  2. Women’s Health and Rights: Alcohol Harm Major Blind Spot.
    Read the complete story here…
  3. Kenya: Increase in Advertising Regulation.
    Read the complete story here…
  4. Historic Wales: MUP Comes Into Force.
    Read the complete story here…

Worldwide Latest Science Digest

  1. “USA: Reducing Alcohol Availability, Reduces Violence”
    Get to the study…
  2. “Older Women Perceive Their Alcohol Use Less Harmful Than It Is”
    Get to the study… 
  3. “DNA Repair Mechanism Links Alcohol And Cancer”
    Find the research article here…
  4. “Already Young Adolescents Hold Beverage- And Gender-Specific Alcohol Expectancies”
    Find the research article here…

Worldwide Big Alcohol Watch

  1. Ugly New Big Alcohol Trend: Spiking Childhood Drinks
  2. Ireland: Big Alcohol Lobbying Onslaught Exposed
  3. UK: Big Alcohol Fails Labeling Update

Special Feature: Digital Alcohol Trade Needs Better Regulation

Alcohol retail and marketing has proliferated on digital media with the rise of smartphones, social media, delivery services and apps, and high-speed internet connections at the disposal of most people. Digital alcohol retail and delivery as well as marketing undermine existing alcohol regulations, increasing alcohol availability and exposure to promotions.

But public policy-making has been slow to respond and to better regulate the alcohol industry in the digital space.

  1. Australia: Health Experts Support Laws Regulating On-Demand Liquor Delivery
  2. Sweden: Government Takes Action Against Online Wine Trade
  3. Finland: Landmark Ruling on Distance Alcohol Sale

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