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Drinks giant Heineken UK slapped by regulator for breaking advertising rules following Alcohol Concern complaint

Date: 7.10.15

A complaint about irresponsible alcohol advertising has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint made by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council, a group of young people working with the charity Alcohol Concern. Heineken UK Ltd has been told their YouTube advert for Strongbow breached responsible advertising regulations. The Youth Alcohol Advertising... Read more

Inquiry launched into the impact of alcohol on Emergency Services

Date: 7.09.15

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm has today launched an Inquiry into the ‘Impact of alcohol on the Emergency Services’. The Inquiry will examine the way in which alcohol-related incidents and injuries place a strain on emergency services in the UK and how this impacts our emergency workers and their ability to carry... Read more

Response to the Minimum Unit Pricing Legal Challenge Decision

Date: 3.09.15

Comment on opinion supporting MUP: The charity Alcohol Concern today welcomes the opinion from the Advocate General for the European Court of Justice that minimum unit pricing is justified on public health grounds.   Emily Robinson, Deputy Chief Executive at Alcohol Concern said: “We welcome the ruling that minimum unit pricing is justified on public... Read more

Alcohol Concern respond to latest Smoking, Drink and Drug statistics

Date: 23.07.15

Tom Smith, Head of Policy at Alcohol Concern, said: “It’s encouraging to see the downward drift in the number of young people who have ever drunk, but those that drink are drinking more than last year. Looking at the broader picture it’s a case of more alcohol down fewer throats. “Alcohol continues to be the... Read more

Alcohol Concern announced as a Charity Times Awards finalist

Date: 21.07.15

Alcohol Concern are delighted to have been shortlisted for the PR Team of the Year at this year’s Charity Times Awards. Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, said: “Our team is very small but they have big ambitions, so it’s a real achievement to be nominated for PR Team of the Year. “Because of... Read more

Charity highlights evidence around the link between alcohol and dementia

Date: 17.07.15

Alcohol Concern have published a new factsheet reviewing the evidence that regular excessive drinking increases the risk of the most common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Long term heavy alcohol consumption is linked with the development of ‘alcohol-related dementia’; a broad set of dementia-like symptoms which can include problems with memory,... Read more