alcohol industry

Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Liability Risks for Excessive Gambling Behaviour

Webinar,

This webinar will provide an overview of casinos’ potential liability in negligence for contributing to the risk of excessive gambling, with comparisons to the well-established liability of licensed alcohol providers.

Risk factors include game design, loyalty programs, and an absence of harm-limiting mechanisms.

Advancing Public Health in International Alcohol Control

Melbourne, Australia,

Action is needed by governments to control the marketing, labelling and availability of alcohol given the growing evidence about the burden of disease and premature mortality associated with alcohol use.

Alcohol Industry CSR Organisations: What Can Their Twitter Activity Tell Us about Their Independence and Their Priorities? A Comparative Analysis

Citation
Maani Hessari N, van Schalkwyk MC, Thomas S, Petticrew M. Alcohol Industry CSR Organisations: What Can Their Twitter Activity Tell Us about Their Independence and Their Priorities? A Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(5):892.
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Abstract

There are concerns about the accuracy of the health information provided by alcohol industry (AI)-funded organisations and about their independence. We conducted a content analysis of the health information disseminated by AI-funded organisations through Twitter, compared with non-AI-funded charities, to assess whether their messages align with industry and/or public health objectives.

#DontPinkMyDrink Campaign

After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign

Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives and Harmful Drinking: A Systematic Review

Citation
Melissa Mialon, Jim McCambridge; Alcohol industry corporate social responsibility initiatives and harmful drinking: a systematic review, European Journal of Public Health, , cky065, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky065
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Background: There is growing awareness of the detrimental effects of alcohol industry commercial activities, and concern about possible adverse impacts of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, on public health.