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Young people’s views on alcohol advertising, marketing and availability have a direct influence on drinking patterns and sexual behaviour in society, say researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice today.
More than a fourth of all monitored alcohol advertisements violated the industry’s own marketing codes, concludes a study covering seven African countries. Stronger government regulation of alcohol marketing is needed.
Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing. Current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and subsequent drinking. This is documented in a Supplement of the prestigious scientific journal Addiction.
Government’s determination when it took on tobacco is what’s needed to deal with alcohol and its social problems IT WAS deeply disappointing to read in the media recently that the two major political parties have seemingly dismissed proposals in the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill, recently re‐ leased for public comment by the Department of Trade and In‐ dustry (DTI).
Producers are packaging alcohol in ice lollies and boxes similar to fruit juices… who are they targeting? We call on the Western Cape to follow up on their concerns on “Mal Piet” …
In September 2012, the cabinet approved the publication of Control of Alcohol Beverages Marketing Bill for public comments.
Have your say on proposed restrictions on advertising of alcohol; trading zones, hours and days; licensing conditions and processes… submissions are due on the 30th October. Speak to your neighbours, come together and let your voice be heard…
SAAPA applauds the South African Government for adopting a progressive national liquor policy which provides the framework for introducing stricter advertising and marketing regulations; increasing liability of manufacturers, suppliers and traders; restricting trading hours; etc…
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has invested around 10 billion US Dollars in multinational alcohol corporations. “This has to stop”, is the message from a campaign by Norwegian civil society organisations that was launched in Oslo yesterday. The main claim of the campaign is that investing in alcohol companies is incompatible with the overarching goals of Norwegian development and foreign policies.
“A very welcome decision which makes it possible to widen and strengthen FORUT’s collaboration with the United Nations”, says Secretary General of FORUT, Morten Lønstad, in a comment to the fact that FORUT has been granted Special Consultative Status at ECOSOC.