Corporate Political Activity of the Alcohol and Gambling Industry

online, United Kingdom,

About this event

Unhealthy commodity industries use strategies to influence policy decisions in line with their commercial interests. The gambling industry has received comparatively little attention in this space compared to the tobacco and alcohol industries.

Analysis of Tobacco Industry Marketing and Media Communication in Response to the Menthol Cigarette Ban in the Czech Republic in 2020

Kulhánek, A., Hejlová, D. Slíž, M., & Baptistová, A. (2021). Adiktologie, Advance online publication.
Publication Date

BACKGROUND: Characterising flavours are an important marketing tool for the tobacco industry. Following the European Tobacco Products Directive, the sales of menthol cigarettes in all EU Member States, including the Czech Republic, were banned as of May 20, 2020.

Women and Alcohol


In the first of ASCERT's 2021 Seminar Series, Women and Alcohol will consider how the experience of alcohol is different for women, including alcohol-related harm, targeting by the alcohol industry, societal attitudes towards women’s drinking and barriers to support and recovery.

This is an online webinar event. 

Date And Time

Tue, February 16, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT

Moving Beyond 'People First' Language- A Glossary of Contested Terms in Substance Use

Published by
Scottish Drugs Forum

Language is powerful in shaping view and opinions about groups of people.

By changing the way we discuss substance use issues, we can start to reverse harmful stereotypes about addiction.

Drug use is heavily stigmastised. People who use drugs, and often those around them, can internalise this stigma.

Global Drug Survey 2021

The Global Drug Survey uses an anonymous online survey to conduct the world’s biggest drug survey. The annual GDS survey runs from the middle of November each year for approximately 6 weeks. GDS partners with global media giants to act as hubs to promote their research, and then as vehicles to share their findings with the general public. Get involved today!

National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use drugs. Change Begins with Me builds on our 2019 NAAW campaign, Stigma Ends with Me. We want people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this