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Balance Update: TV Alcohol Ads Linked with Underage Drinking: Study

Posted 23/01/15

Division and disorder: Labour forced to rethink plan for curbs on alcohol
Labour yesterday rowed back from banning alcohol brands from sports sponsorship and the party was forced to discard other health policies that were deemed “anti-business”.  Click here to read more...

Lockout sparks booze binge as revellers ‘pre-load’, doctors warn
YOUNG people are presenting to the Royal Adelaide Hospital drunker than ever, with doctors saying revellers are drinking at home to compensate for the 3am lockout. Click here to read more...

WSTA's Miles Beale urges all in UK drinks industry to help secure 2% cut in alcohol duty
Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, spells out today on Harpers.co.uk why it is so important everyone in the UK drinks industry plays their part in trying to secure a 2% drop in alcohol duty in the Budget in March.  Click here to read more...

Belly up, baby! New Hampshire considers alcohol label change
Babies and bottles normally get along just fine, unless a picture of that baby happens to be plastered to the front of a bottle of beer being sold in New Hampshire. Click here to read more...

State 'should offer parenting lessons to every family'
All parents should be offered state-funded classes in how to bring up their families in a bid to tackle rising levels of child obesity, mental distress and underachievement, one of Britain’s leading doctors has said. Click here to read more...

The hard truths for a community fighting foetal alcohol syndrome
Seven years ago, our community took the decision to put in place alcohol restrictions.
But after these restrictions were in place we remained concerned about the impact of alcohol on our children.  Click here to read more...

TV Alcohol Ads Linked with Underage Drinking: Study
Researchers say they've found an association between alcohol advertisements on television and drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking behaviors among underage youth.  Click here to read more...


Letters: We must impose licensing restrictions to tackle alcohol misuse

Ministers urged to introduce 2p-a-pint 'treatment tax' to fund rehab for alcoholics amid surge in drink-fuelled A&E admissions
A 'treatment tax' should be imposed on alcohol bought in shops to turn round soaring levels of drink-related hospital admissions, a think tank close to Iain Duncan Smith has said.  Click here to read more...


UK retailers sign up to "unprecedented" best practice guide on alcohol
The UK’s leading grocers, symbol groups and a host of convenience stores have signed up to a best practice guide hailed as “an unprecedented collaborations between retailers”.  Click here to read more...