Young people are exposed to ‘extensive alcohol marketing’ and governments around the world need to strengthen rules, say public health experts, as a supplement on the subject is published in the journal Addiction. But the Alcohol Information Partnership,...
Children given sips of alcohol by their parents are much more likely to be drinking full measures by 16, but less likely to binge drink, according to a study of 2,000 Australian children over four years.
The Alcohol Information Partnership (AIP) has been launched in the UK this week. With Diageo, Brown-Forman and Pernod Ricard among its members, the group aims to ‘ensure the debate around alcohol and alcohol misuse remains balanced’.
The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking – a group supported by global alcohol beverage companies including AB InBev, Heineken and Diageo – says ‘good progress’ has been made on a set of commitments to reduce alcohol related harm.
Alcohol consumption during bank holidays, celebrations and other special occasions is inadequately measured in normal consumption surveys, according to a study that suggests 12m more bottles of wine a week can be added to consumption in England when festivities...
Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with alcohol after new research found the practice can turn a few quick drinks into a much longer session.
Accusing Australia’s alcohol industry of being incapable of self-regulation, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called on the government to launch an inquiry into alcohol marketing amid what it calls an unprecedented push by the industry to...
Parent’s adopting a zero tolerance policy on supplying alcohol to teenagers and children may cut the likelihood of college-age binge drinking later in life compared to more European attitudes on supervised access at restaurants or during family dinners,...
Drinking age limits continue to dominate headlines in the UK as the Scottish Executive yesterday debated the potential merits of limiting sales to people over 21 at some retail outlets, amidst wider interest in the scheme.
As Scotland moves a step nearer to potentially adopting new proposals on raising the legal drinking age at off-trade retail outlets, the European Union says it cannot impose similar mandatory regulation across the bloc.
Drinks groups may stepping up their efforts to promote responsible
alcohol consumption, but some of their latest advertising campaigns
have been labelled as "catastrophically misconceived",
according to new research.
British drinkers are among the biggest spenders on alcohol in
Europe (£1,272 per person per year - almost twice as much as the
Germans), not least because of the high duty rates there. But new
research from Datamonitor shows that...
The UK government has finally begun the process of changing the
country's draconian licensing laws, a move which politicians claim
could pave the way for all-day drinking. But the industry is
already sending out mixed messages...