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Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern said: “This decision shows that once again this government has cast aside the health of the nation to protect the interests of big alcohol. “Alcohol misuse costs us all £21 billion a year, our NHS is straining under the burden of it and our police forces are stretched... Read more
New research released today shows that areas with the highest levels of alcohol harm, often in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, are most likely to be reducing funding for alcohol treatment. That is one of the findings from the final ‘Measure of Change’ report by Alcohol Concern – funded by Alcohol Research UK – looking... Read more
The Youth Alcohol Advertising Alcohol Council (YAAC) has scooped the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) awards. The Youth Alcohol Advertising Council are a group of young people from across England and Wales who meet quarterly to review alcohol advertising against key principles of the Advertising Standards Code. Their work has... Read more
Campaigners are calling for stricter alcohol marketing regulations to protect children and young people after research has found that primary school aged children as young as 10 years old are more familiar with beer brands, than leading brands of biscuits, crisps and ice-cream. The research also found half of children associate their favourite football teams... Read more
Emily Robinson, Deputy Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, said: “Given his other roles promoting sport and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, we think the public will be amazed to hear the ASA doesn’t think David Beckham is a role model for children.” “How can we take the ASA seriously when they deem that a... Read more
Friday before Christmas is traditionally a day of celebration – last year more alcohol was sold in pubs, bars and restaurants than on New Year’s Eve Sales of alcohol rise by more than a quarter between November and December Alcohol Concern is already seeing sign ups for Dry January 2015 as people think about taking... Read more
Dry January participants can now sign up to a brand new online game and receive a wealth of support and knowledge to help monitor their progress throughout the month. Alcohol Concern will be launching the new game as part of their campaign and will be an additional tool of information for those who participate in... Read more
National charity Alcohol Concern is calling for the regulation of alcohol marketing to be statutory and independent of the alcohol industry. This comes after a new report has shown how big alcohol companies cannot be trusted to promote moderate drinking. The report ‘Creating customers’ looks at how the major alcohol producers are constantly on the... Read more