In addition there are links to English sources on the pages
"Internationales", "Links" "Parlamentsdebatten" and "Homepage"
Most of articles from USA come from Marin Institute News Digest (weekly) and
from "Join Together".
Join Together has reorganized their website with all the links in February
2006. We could repair some of them. If you get
the page "not found" please try to use their homepage and the search
machine to get the wanted news. If you e-mail us
this link we would change it on our website. Thanks for your cooperation.
FORUT, die norwegische
Entwicklungsorganisation, hat “Strategies to Address Alcohol Problems”
von Professor Samarasinghes veröffentlicht.
FORUT published Professor Samarasinghes book:
“Strategies to Address Alcohol Problems” who addressed the
conference “Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity” in Colombo. He
challenged NGOs and governments to address alcohol problems with a
more strategic and systematic approach.
(Source: ADD Bulletin 3-2006)
Strategies to Address Alcohol Problems
||US-Präsident Bush hat das Gesetz "STOP (Sober
Truth on Preventing) Underage Drinking Act" am 20.12.06 unterzeichnet.
STOP (Sober Truth on Preventing) Underage Drinking Act, called the
most significant piece of underage-drinking prevention legislation
passed by Congress in years, has been signed into law on Dec. 20 by
(Source: Join Together, 12/22/06)
||In Colombo, Sri Lanka fand
ein FORUTsymposium “Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity” statt.
Professor Babor was the key note speaker in the
FORUTsymposium “Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity” in Colombo, Sri
the 130 participants from international and local NGOs as well as
ministry departments about the evidence on effective alcohol policies.
Professor Babor also spoke on the specific issue of alcohol and
In his introduction Mr. Babor discussed the positive and negative
consequences of alcohol use for society and concluded that “the benefits
connected with the production, sale, and use of this commodity come at
an enormous cost to society”. He pointed to the fact that alcohol by WHO
is rated as one of the most serious threats to public health on a global
scale, on par with tobacco use. Even more so in “developing countries
with low mortality”, where alcohol use is rated as the most important
contributor to the total burden of disease.
(Source: ADD Bulletin 3-2006)
||Nach Berichten, Miss Teen USA habe in New
Yorker Clubs als Minderjährige Alkohol konsumiert, hat sich MADD von ihr
Underage-Drinking Reports, MADD Drops Miss Teen USA
Miss Teen USA has traditionally worked with
Mothers Against Drunk Driving to prevent underage drinking, but MADD has
severed ties with the reigning beauty queen.
Join Together, 21.12.06)
The Desert Sun, 20.12.06
||Kaum ist die Erfolgsmeldung betr. Kohl's
hereingekommen, wird schon wieder ein Verkäufer dieser Sauf-Spiele
Tell Target: Binge Drinking is No Game!
the national department store chain, is selling binge drinking games
on its website. "The last man/woman standing wins!" says
the instructions for Drinko, where the object of the game is to make
your opponents drink as many shots as possible. (Learn
more about the drinking games). These games clearly promote high-risk drinking.
- IMPORTANT: Please
customize the sample letter with your own words.
Individualized letters have much more impact. (Join
||Nach einem Aufschrei stoppt Kohl's den
Verkauf von Trinkspielen.
After Outcry, Kohl's Agrees to Stop Selling Drinking Games
Kohl's Department Stores has agreed to stop selling controversial
drinking games after public-health groups said that items like a
roulette-wheel shot game promote dangerous and underage drinking. Join
Together, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the
Oregon Partnership and more than 2600 e-mails were involved. (See
||Kinder werden in den USA immer mehr der
Alkoholwerbung am Fernsehen ausgesetzt.
As Big Liquor pours more ad dollars into cable
and spot TV, underage viewers' exposure to alcohol ads has exploded,
according to a study conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and
Youth at Georgetown University.
Between 2001 and 2005, 1.4 million alcohol ads ran on TV at a cost of
$4.7 billion, the group says. And the number of ads jumped 34% during
the period, as spirits companies abandoned their self-imposed ban on TV.
As a result, by last year, there were 23 times more TV ads for booze
than in 2001.
Industry groups adopted a rule in 2003 that the maximum underage viewing
audience cannot exceed 30%, but by this measuring stick, kids were
overexposed to alcohol ads by a count of 93% on cable TV in 2005,
according to the anti-alcohol group.
(Source: Media Daily News, 12/21/06)
||3 Minderjährige in Novato, CA, USA erhielten
Gefängnisstrafen nach einer Geburtstagsparty, die tödlich endete.
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News,-19.12.06)
Novato Residents GetJail for Serving Alcohol to Teens Two
Novato women who served alcohol at a 18th birthday party in Ignacio that
turned tragic when two teens died in a drunken driving wreck were
sentenced Monday to six months in the custody of the Marin County
Sheriff's Office. A third defendant, Coady James Makinson, 19, of Novato
was sentenced to three months in custody for a misdemeanor offense, but
will serve in a jail alternative program. "Obviously, this is a tragic
incident and to some degree it is not surprising," Judge Kelly Simmons
said. "When you play with fire, someone's going to get hurt."
||Die lokalen Behörden von Sturgis, MI, USA
sind besorgt über das Aufkommen von alkoholischen Spykes.
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 19.12.06)
alcoholic Spykes are beginning to cause a stir in the Sturgis area.
The Anheuser-Busch product has the potential of being dangerous for
children, local officials say. “My concern is that this is such a
blatant example of the alcohol industry marketing to youth,” said Rob
Olsen, superintendent of Sturgis Public Schools.Spykes come in four
flavors”, “Spicy Lime,” “Spicy Mango,” “Hot Melons” and “Hot Chocolate.”
According to the bottles, the malts contain 12 percent alcohol and also
contain caffeine, ginseng and guarana. Spykes are retailing in the area
for about .75 to $1.09 each.
According to marketing campaigns, Spykes are meant to be used “mouth to
mouth”, either consumed straight or mixed with a beer.
||Die Leitung von Anheuser-Busch hat
beschlossen, Ende 2007 den Sponsorvertrag mit NASCAR nach 25 Jahren
nicht mehr zu erneuern.
Executives at Anheuser-Busch have decided to pursue another direction
in their marketing of the Busch brand and will not renew their
relationship with NASCAR when the sponsorship expires, after 25 seasons,
at the end of 2007. Busch's Budweiser will continue to be the "official beer of NASCAR,"
writes The Charlotte (South Carolina) Observer. The beer will also
continue to sponsor driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's pole awards, and
the annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona.
Join Together, 12/19/06
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 12/19/06)
||In letzter Zeit sind nun drei Beispiele von
nachteiliger Politik bekannt geworden. Der Direktor von Join Together
ruft auf, diese den eigenen Parlamentariern in Erinnerung zu rufen.
Alcohol Policies Really Matter says
David Rosenbloom, Director of Join Together. He mentions three examples:
- The deadly results of Finland's decision to slash alcohol taxes: We
- Pubs and bars in England can now stay open almost around the clock.
The resulting violence in many town centers, as drunk young men and
women spill into the streets, has become a national scandal.
- New Zealand lowered its legal drinking age to 18 a few years ago and
watched alcohol-related car crashes and deaths among teenagers increase
sharply, reversing years of steady decline.
Join Together, 12/15/06)
||Seit Finnland die Alkoholsteuern 2004 um 40%
gesenkt hat, ist Alkohol zur häufigsten Todesursache geworden.
Having seen increases in binge drinking among youths in the months
after it slashed alcohol taxes by more than 40 percent, the government
of Finland is now reporting that alcohol has become the leading killer
of the nation's adults. More than 2,000 people
ages 15 to 64 in Finland died from alcohol poisoning or alcohol-related
illnesses in 2005. Close to another 1,000 Finns died from
alcohol-related accidents or violent incidents.
Join Together, 12/15/06)
||Kohl's eine US Warenhaus-Kette mit 817
Filialen verkauft im Internet und in den Läden Spielzeug für
Kohl’s, the national chain of department stores with 817 locations
nationwide, is promoting heavy and high-risk drinking by selling
miniature versions of drinking games involving darts, roulette, and
ping-pong in its stores and online (search for “shot game” or “pong” on
Kohls.com). The Center for Science in the Public Interest calls in its
alert to write to Kohl's as a protest.
Join Together, 12/15/06
The Kentucky Post, 12.12.06
||New Mexico, USA will $2.25 Mio. im Kampf
gegen Alkohol am Steuer einsetzen.
Gov. Announces Efforts to Combat Drunk Driving.
$2.25 million in state and federal funds will finance several new
initiatives aimed at combating drunk driving in New Mexico, Gov. Bill
Richardson has announced. The new efforts
include four full-time DWI law enforcement
officers in Santa Fe County, increased DWI checkpoints and saturation patrols in
several counties, and a "Drunkbusters" unit to respond to citizen calls.
Join Together, 12/14/06)
New Mexico Business Weekly, 12/12/06
||Bacardi bewegt sich in England mit ihrer
neuen Plakataktion im Graubereich.
Bacardi risks ASA Censure with 'low-calorie' Work
Bacardi's latest poster campaign, which highlights the
low-calorie content of Bacardi & Diet Cola, is set to court controversy
with the Advertising Standards Authority and alcohol charities. The poster, which reads "Bacardi & Diet Cola. 0 sugar. 0 carbs. 52
calories", could fall foul of a grey area in Ofcom regulations on
alcohol advertising, which states that while alcohol ads can contain
factual statements about product contents, including comparisons, they
must not make health, fitness or weight-control claims.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -12/12/06)
Brand Republic, 12/12/06
||Die Verkehrsbetriebe in San Francisco (BART),
USA widerrufen einen Entscheid vom 14.9.06, Alkoholreklame auf den Zügen
BART Board Overturns Decision to Allow Liquor Ads on Trains
The BART Board of Directors on Thursday overturned a
3-month-old decision to allow some booze advertisements on trains and in
stations -- heeding the demand of community groups concerned about
underage drinking. Although BART approved beer, wine and hard liquor
promotions on Sept. 14, no such ads ever went up. Thursday's vote
ensured they never will. The decision will cost the regional transit
agency an estimated $400,000 in lost revenue, officials said. (Source:
Marin Institute Alcohol News, -12/12/06)
San Francisco Chronicle, 12/08/06
GLOBE" 3/2006 ist erschienen.
Diese Ausgabe ist heute noch nicht
im Internet einsehbar.
Main articles: WHO focuses on violence - strong link with alcohol
EU Alcohol Strategy - is the glass half full or half empty?
WTO/GATS negotiations and alcohol policy
A decade of failure: self-regulation of alcohol advertising in Australia
World Bank calls for action on youth and alcohol
Brazilian NGOs on the move
(Not yet online today)
||Die EU-Kommission eröffnete gestern eine
Diskussion über eine zukünftige Gesundheits-Strategie.
The EU-Commission has yesterday launched a
discussion document inviting stakeholders to comment on plans for a
new EU Health Strategy.
The Health Strategy will be an
overarching, strategic framework which will focus on core issues for
improving health in the EU. These will include addressing health
threats and tackling health inequalities, and will encompass health
services and health promotion. The Strategy will take a strategic
approach to mainstreaming health in other community policies, and
cover global health issues.
This discussion document follows the
full formal consultation in 2004 ‘Enabling Good Health for All – A
Reflection Process for a new EU Health Strategy’, and invites
stakeholders to comment on objective setting and implementation
||Auf dem Weg zum Stopp: Der US-Kongress
verabschiedet das erste namhafte Gesetz gegen den Alkoholkonsum
Minderjähriger. Von Präsident Bush wird erwartet, dass er es
Going for STOP:
US-Congress Passes First Major Underage-Drinking
Law. Bush is expected to sign the bill into law.
A bill that's being called an important first step towards
addressing the national problem of underage drinking was approved by
both the U.S. Senate and House this week, and heads to President Bush's
desk for approval. The Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage
Drinking Act, which was initially
approved on a 373-23 vote in the House of Representatives on Nov.
14, passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Dec. 6 and won final
approval in a slightly amended form in the House on Dec. 7. (Source:
Join Together, 12/08/06)
||Die thailändische Regierung will einen Monat
warten, bis sie die Alkoholwerbung einschränkt. Nun reagiert die
Thailand: Five Alcohol Companies Halt Ads
(The Bangkok Post, Dec. 2, 2006)
"Five major alcohol producers and importers will voluntarily suspend
advertising in all mass media for one month starting on Monday in an
effort to reach a compromise on the alcohol ad ban."
Harvard World Health News, 12/08/06
||In den USA mehren sich die Stimmen, dass die
Alcopops stärkerer Regulierung bedürfen.
Sweet, Inexpensive 'Alcopops' Worthy of More Regulation
Editorial: (The Mercury News, California, Dec. 1, 2006)
Harvard World Health News, 12/08/06
Eurocare Newsletter im November ist erschienen.
It shows a number of interesting information of the last few months.
Three of them we have picked up here today. Some we have already
||Am 25.9.06 hat der spanische
Gesundheit-Minister einen Gesetzes-Entwurf zum Schutz der Gesundheit und
für die Alkoholprävention bei Minderjährigen eingebracht.
On 25 September, the Spanish Ministry of Health
published a Draft Act on Health Measures for the Protection of Health
and the Prevention of alcohol consumption by Minors. Although limited to
minors, the draft represents a significant breakthrough for alcohol
policy in Spain, because it establishes a common legal framework for the
whole Country, filling and bridging gaps and discrepancies among
regional policies. The Proposal establishes the minimum purchase
age at 18 and, for the first time ever, retail sale of alcoholic
beverages for consumption off the premises will require a license. In
addition, the sale of alcohol will be prohibited at night and in mobile
units. TV and radio advertising for alcoholic beverages will not be
allowed between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.; No alcohol adverts will be permitted
on the covers of magazines, and; Alcohol ads will not be allowed in
bus-shelters or billboards placed less than 500 meters away from
schools. Finally, sponsorship by the alcohol industry of events aimed at
minors will also be banned. (Source:
Eurocare November Newsletter)
||Der britische Premier-minister intervenierte
in einem türkischen Gerichtsfall, um die Strafe für Diageo wegen
Steuer-zahlungen zu reduzieren.
British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was accused of
abusing his position by writing on June 27 a secret personal appeal to
the Turkish Prime Minister to stop his country’s courts imposing heavy
fines on British drinks manufacturer, Diageo. Diageo is the world
largest liquor producer and has in its Board a long-term donor to the
Labour party. Lord Hollick, a senior non-executive director of Diageo
since 2001 and a former special adviser to the Blair government, is
thought to have donated at least £500,000 to Labour. In the leaked
letter, Mr Blair appeared to warn Recep Tayyip Erdogan that if he did
not intervene over the fines, Diageo and other companies would pull out,
leading to loss of revenue for Turkish Customs and an increase in drinks
Eurocare November Newsletter)
||Im Eurocare-November-Newsletter wird
aufgerufen, die eigenen EU-Parlamentarier zu beeinflussen.
Request to support an Amendment to ban alcohol
adverts on TV before 9.00 p.m. The EU 1989 Television without Frontiers
Directive is currently being revised and updated to deal with the
digital media environment. The legislation sets the rules for media
service providers on advertising, sponsorship, product placement.
Eurocare and other public health NGOs have been tracking the updated
version of the TV without Frontiers Directive, now known as the
Audiovisual Directive. One of the key principles in the proposed
Directive is protection of children and minors from harmful content. The
Directive is now about to go to vote in the Plenary of the European
Parliament on 12 December 2006. The public health NGOs active on alcohol
policy had worked hard to successfully convince the Industry, Trade,
Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and the Women's Rights and Gender
Equality Committee (FEMM) to vote for an amendment to ban all alcohol
advertising between 06.00 am and 09.00 pm. Unfortunately, the lead
Committee - Culture and Education - did not take up this issue in their
list of recommended amendments for the Plenary session. Please contact
your parliamentarian. (Source:
Eurocare November Newsletter)
Member of the European Parliament (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public.do?language=en)
and ask them to support the Westlund Amendment.
||Die American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
(Kinderärzte) ruft zu mehr Medien-Erziehung für die Kinder auf.
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts say.
Children and adolescents are being bombarded by so many ads that medical
experts now fear for their health. Some 40,000 ads a year from
television alone may be boosting obesity, poor nutrition and cigarette
and alcohol use among U.S. youth, according to a revised statement from
the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The statement, which appears
in the December issue of Pediatrics, calls for more media education to
counter some of advertising's negative effects. (Quelle: Marin Institute
Alcohol News - 12/04/06)
Advertising and Youth
||Das Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, USA
ist von Shelton Brothers wegen Zensur angeklagt worden.
Maine Bans Boozy Santa Beer Label: A beer distributor
says Maine is being a Scrooge by barring it from selling a beer with a
label depicting Santa Claus enjoying a pint of brew. In a complaint
filed in federal court, Shelton Brothers accuses the Maine Bureau of
Liquor Enforcement of censorship for denying applications for labels for
Santa's Butt Winter Porter and two other beers it wants to sell in
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 12/04/06)
||In den USA verhindern Gesetze, dass die
Alkoholindustrie Werbung mit Gesundheitsvorteilen machen darf.
Many Obstacles to Advertising Alcohol Health
Benefits in USA
Alcohol companies -- especially the wine industry -- would love to
advertise recent research showing possible health benefits from moderate
alcohol consumption. But a slew of state and federal laws stand in their
Join Together, 12/04/06)
New York Times, 11/25/06 (payable)
||In Thailand ist ein Streit um ein Verbot der
Alkoholwerbung im Gange.
Thailand: Fight To Ban Liquor Ads Continuing
"The Public Health Ministry said yesterday that it will not give up
its fight against the Council of State over its refusal to ban alcohol
advertisements. The ministry is still hoping to put the ban in effect by
next Sunday, as originally planned."
Harvard World Health News, 11/30/06) The
Bangkok Post, Nov. 26, 2006
Commissioner-Designate presented to European Parliament
On 27 November, Mrs Meglena Kuneva, the Bulgarian
Commissioner-designate, attended a hearing at the European
Parliament to present her plans for taking forward consumer
protection matters from January 2007 until the end of the term of
the current Commission in 2009. Mrs Kuneva was up until now the
Bulgarian Minister for European Affairs and has a background in law
Inscription for EU-Newsletter
||In den USA haben nun alle 50 Staaten die
0,8‰-Grenze eingeführt. Nun wird angeregt, die Grenze weiter zu senken.
The Case For Lowering Legal BAC Levels
All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico now make it a
crime to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent
or more. And, a new review of research from around the world makes a
case for lowering the limit even more.
The review was done by James Fell and Robert Voas from the Pacific
Institute for Research and Evaluation, a nonprofit group in Calverton,
Md. Fell and Voas report that when the United States lowered the legal
BAC limit from .10 to the current .08, alcohol-related crashes and
injuries dropped by an average of 7 to 8 percent. In countries where the
limit was lowered to .05 BAC, additional reductions took place.
Comment: Switzerland is a good example. The new 0.05% limit has
brought a decline of 22% less fatalities on the roads in the first year.
In the first 6 months of the second year the decline went on. But it is
necessary to say that additional measures are needed, e.g. more controls
and controls without suspicion.
Joint Together, 11/22/06)
||Die New York Times berichtet über eine neue
Strategie gegen Alkohol am Steuer.
Strategy to Discourage Driving Drunk
"The threat of arrest and punishment, for decades the primary
tactic against drunken drivers, is no longer working in the struggle to
reduce the death toll, officials say, and they are proposing turning to
technology -- alcohol detection devices in every vehicle"
In the first phase of the plan, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, backed
by others, will announce here on Monday a campaign to change drunken
driving laws in 49 states to require that even first offenders install a
device that tests drivers and shuts down the car if it detects alcohol. Many states already require the devices, known as ignition interlocks,
for people who have been convicted several times. Last year
New Mexico became the first to make ignition interlocks mandatory after a first
offense. With that tactic and others, the state saw an 11.3 percent drop
in alcohol-related fatalities last year.
(Source: Harvard World
Health News, 22.11.06)
The New York
Times, Nov. 20, 2006
Chicago Tribune, 11/20/06
||Am 5. Dez. 06 findet in Paris im Rahmen der
Etats généraux ein Treffen statt.
A national meeting on alcohol will take place in Paris on the 5th of
December, 2006. The main objective of this day is to summarize the
regional and online debates in October and November, as well as the jury
||Arretierungen wegen Alkohol am Steuer haben
in Colorado, USA während Halloween eine Rekordzahl erreicht.
Halloween DUI Arrests Increase Across the State
DUI arrests reached an all-time high of 528 in Colorado over the
Halloween period...Many holidays are becoming more closely associated
with drinking, creating concerns for law enforcement officials and sober
drivers. According to Bob Maust, chairman of CU's standing committee on
substance abuse, the concept of Halloween in the mind of a young adult
is one largely created by the alcohol industry.
Institute Alcohol News, -11/20/06)
||Aufruf zum Handeln: "Warum ist James Bond
lizensiert zum Verkauf von Alkohol an unsere Kinder?"
Why is James Bond 'Licensed to Sell' Booze to our Kids?
Everyone knows that James Bond likes his martinis, but why is he
pitching vodka and beer to kids in his new PG-13 movie “Casino Royale” ?
Both Smirnoff Vodka and Heineken appear in the film and in a massive
worldwide co-promotional campaign. Heineken and Smirnoff are using the
film and the dashing Bond image to promote alcohol to millions of kids
and teens who will see the movie.
Institute Alcohol News, -11/20/06)
||Alkoholvergiftungen von Minderjährigen in
England nehmen zu.
Underage Alcohol Poisoning Increases In UK.
During the last five years the number of under-eighteens admitted to
hospital for alcohol poisoning has gone up by 20%, according to a BBC
Panorama programme. Apparently, 20 children are diagnosed each day in
the UK with alcohol poisoning. Hospital admissions went up from 6,288 in
2000 to 7,500 in 2005.
(Source: Medical News Today, 11/20/06)
Panorama programme, called "Booze: What every teenager needs to know".
||Am 1. Nov. genehmigte der Rat mit 373:23 "The Sober Truth on Preventing
Underage Drinking (STOP) Act, H.R. 864" (ungefähr: Gesetz über die nüchterne
Wahrheit dem Alkoholkonsum Minderjähriger vorzubeugen)
House Passes Underage-Drinking Prevention
A bill that's being called the first national legislation to focus
exclusively on underage-drinking prevention, The Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act, H.R. 864, was
passed 373-23 on Nov. 1.
by the U.S. House of Representatives, and now heads to the Senate for
consideration. "Our nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its
alarming consequences," said Rep.
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), the lead sponsor of the legislation. "We
must bring this national public-health crisis out of the shadow and into the
bright light of a national priority."
(Source: Join Together, 11/17/06)
||Philip Morris startet eine Inseratekampagne
in der Filmbranche. Sie ruft damit Filmemacher auf, ihre Marke in den
Filmen nicht zu zeigen.
Philip Morris: Don't Film Our Brands
"The nation's largest cigarette maker is asking Hollywood not to
put its products on the big screen, citing studies that have shown
cinematic portrayals of tobacco use can entice children to smoke.
Richmond-based Philip Morris USA said Wednesday that it will run
advertisements in Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other trade
publications imploring moviemakers: 'Please Don't Give Our Cigarette
Brands a Part in Your Movie.'"(Source:
Harvard World Health
Associated Press, 11/15/06
Kommentar: Philip Morris learned from its preventive advertising
campaign which showed a contrary effect: It supported the smoking of
youth. It doesn't matter which brand of cigarettes are smoked in a movie.
The brands of Philip Morris, the market leader, get always most of the
profit. And it can play the moral leader. The so-called self-regulation
of the alcohol industry sends its greetings.
||Die russische Regierung überlegt die
Wiedereinführung des staatlichen Alkoholmonopols.
Considers Takeover of Alcohol Industry
Reacting to a wave of alcohol poisonings, the Russian government is
considering reestablishing its former monopoly over alcohol production
and sales, which was operating till the 1980th and brought most of the
Join Together, 11/15/06)
||Das Johnnie Walker Classic golf event in
Phuket gerät in Schwierigkeiten.
Johnnie Walker Classic at risk. Golf event 'will go overseas' if logo, brand not shown.Riche Monde (Bangkok), distributor of Johnnie Walker scotch whisky,
has urged the government to decide within two weeks whether it can use
the logo and brand to promote the upcoming Johnnie Walker Classic golf
event in Phuket in March 07. If not the alcohol company is ready to move the event to either South Korea or
South Africa. The Johnnie Walker Classic has been thrown into jeopardy by
government legislation banning alcohol advertising and sponsorship,
which will take effect on December 3.
Marin Institute Alcohol News, -13.11.06)
The Nation, 10.11.06
||Alcopops fördern den Alkoholkonsum der
Jugendlichen. Dagegen werden in einem Artikel Umweltstrategien
Alcopop Problem Feeds Underage Drinking. In Substance Abuse Prevention Partnerships, community groups
sponsored by the South County Collaborative, South County (California,
USA) residents have
been involved for the last year in "environmental strategies" to
increase the success of substance abuse prevention. These environmental strategies
are well described in the article.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -11/13/06)
GILROY DISPATCH, 11/10/06
||Die Ergebnisse der US-Wahlen können
Auswirkungen bei der Alkoholgesetzgebung in den Bundesstaaten haben.
Uncap Beer Tax? The 2007 Oregon (USA) Legislature will be under Democratic control for the
first time in 18 years, potentially opening the door for a state beer
tax increase. Oregon's beer tax, among the lowest in the nation, has not been
adjusted since 1976.
Marin Institute Alcohol News, -11/13/06)
The Register-Guard, 11/12/06
||Lokale Gruppen und County Verantwortliche
unternehmen Aktionen, gegen die Alkohol Werbung und Alcopops
SAN RAFAEL, CA—, USA: Activity is picking up in Bay Area
communities and among county supervisors fighting to protect children
from the alcohol industry's harmful advertising in a series of events
this week. Community groups and local youth have spurred both the San
Francisco and Contra Costa County Boards of Supervisors to take action
on BART's recent decision to allow alcohol ads in stations and trains.
Advocates will also file suit in Alameda County to keep sweet, fruity "alcopops"
out of kids' hands. A lawsuit will be filed in San Francisco
Superior Court on Wednesday, asking the Board of Equalization to
correctly tax alcopops.
Marin Institute Alcohol News, -11/13/06)
||Russland schwankt durch das Alkohol Problem.
Russia Staggered by Alcohol Problems
Alcoholism is having a profound effect on Russia, where more than 42,000
people die each year from drinking bootleg alcohol and heavy drinking
has pushed the average life expectancy down to 66, well below that of
the neighboring European Union.
Join Together, 11/13/06)
Associated Press 11/12/06
||Keine Rabatte bei Alkoholdetaillisten für
häufig Konsumierende in North Carolina, USA.
Drinkers' Clubs in N.C.
North Carolina's Alcohol Beverage Control Commission won't allow
alcohol retailers to offer discounts to frequent buyers or issue coupons
for alcohol purchases. North Carolina First Lady Mary Easley, national co-chair of the group
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-Free, criticized the proposal,
calling it irresponsible and dangerous. Alcohol retailers previously failed to get the plan through the state
Join Together, 11/13/06)
Associated Press, 11/10/06
||Der EU-Kommissar für Gesundheit und
The European health commissioner Markos
Kyprianou in an interview on the website theparliament.com:
He compared Tobacco with alcohol, saying: “Alcohol is a question of
excessive abuse. In small, moderate amounts it can even be beneficial
for health”. IOGT International reaction comes from International
President Kristina Sperkova
||Schneller Anstieg der Zahl von Alkohol-Toten
Alcohol-related deaths in the U.K. have risen from 4,144 in 1991 to
8,386 last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
British officials reported that alcohol death rates were higher for men
than women: 17.9 deaths per 100,000 population versus 8.3 deaths per
100,000 among females. Included in the report were deaths from diseases
and conditions known to be caused by alcohol use, including liver
disease and pancreatitis.
(Source: Join Together,
Office for National Statistics
||Das Parlament von Neuseeland wies ein Gesetz
zurück, das das Mindestalter von 18 auf 20 erhöhen sollte.
N.Z. Lawmakers Reject Bid to Raise Drinking
A bill that would have raised the legal minimum drinking age in New
Zealand from 18 to 20 was soundly defeated by lawmakers. (72-49) "That decision in 1999
was detrimental. There has been a trickle-down effect and people under
18 now find it easier to get alcohol," said Martin Gallagher, a Labor
party member of Parliament and lead sponsor of the defeated bill. "It
has had devastating consequences for young people." But supporters of the age-20 law said lowering the drinking age would
just increase illegal, unsupervised drinking and stigmatize responsible
18- and 19-year-olds.
(Source: Join Together, 11/8/06)
The New Zealand Herald, 11/8/06
||In Missouri, USA gilt unterschiedliches
Haftbarkeitsrecht bei Alkoholverkäufen in Bars oder Convenience-Läden
Missouri's alcohol-liability law, which allows lawsuits against bars
and restaurants but not convenience stores and grocery stores, is not
unconstitutional, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled. The high court rejected an
appeal by a St. Louis woman who wanted to sue a convenience store that
sold beer to her 20-year-old son the night before he died in an auto
crash. The court said that the state liability law, which only allows
lawsuits against those who sell alcohol by the drink or for onsite
consumption, did not draw an unconstitutional distinction between
(Source: Join Together, 11/8/06)
Associated Press, 11/7/06
||Die WHO erhält eine neue Generaldirektorin.
The Chinese Margaret Chan, a medical doctor, who studied in Canada,
should be confirmed today by the plenary assembly of the World Health
Organization as new General Director. As director of the health services
in her town of birth Hongkong she fighted successfully against lung
disease Sars and bird flue. In 2005 she became in charge of the WHO-Sector
for infections disease and is leading also the programme against the
(Source: Tages-Anzeiger, 11/9/06)
Associated Press, 9.11.06
In Texas belaufen sich die Folgekosten des
Alkohol-Konsums nun auf rund $22 Milliarden.
Alcohol related health costs and damages in Texas, USA is now roughly
$22 billion annually. The current state taxes on alcohol total about
$1.1 billion annually according to the State Comptroller Office so this
means state taxes only offset about 5 percent of the $22 billion in
alcohol health costs and damages. Obviously every Texas family is being
forced to pay (or subsidize) some part of the estimated $21 billion
balance through increases in other taxes and in higher health and auto
insurance rates. State alcohol taxes have not been increased in 22 years
which according to the Austin American Statesman newspaper, is due to
the alcohol industry's powerful lobby group in Austin. The $22 billion
each year is more than just an economic burden, it is also a measurement
of the pain, suffering and loss endured by Texas families each year.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -11/6/06) LufkinDailyNews.com, 11/2/06
Das Stimmvolk von Massachusetts, USA
entscheidet, ob es die Zahl der Alkohol-Verkaufsstellen mit Wein erhöhen will.
When is the cost of
convenience too high?
The voters of Massachusetts, USA are being asked to decide whether to
expand the number of alcohol outlets in the state where wine can be
purchased. Adults who like a glass of wine with dinner may be tempted by
the convenience of 'one-stop shopping' at their favorite supermarket or
corner store. Passage of Question 1 on the ballot will allow for an additional
2,879 places where adults can buy alcohol in Massachusetts, 23 of them
will be in New Bedford.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -11/6/06)
Southcoast Today, 11/1/06
Alkohol-Marketing, das auf Jugendliche zielt,
ist fast überall und geht in eine neue Dimension: Cyberspace.
New Trends in Underage Drinking may be Taking Turn for the Worst.
Marketing of alcohol to underage drinkers is just about
everywhere and can now be found in another dimension..cyberspace.
"Internet marketing in which you get the message through, underground,
you make it a part of the cultural experience your product becomes their
daily experience.....my space, u-tube a lot of these internet sites are
used for this purpose," said Director of Pacific Institute of Research
and Evaluation's Center for the Study of Law and Enforcement Policy, Jim
Mosher. This is just one of many ways companies make their products
popular to underage drinkers. Some of the most dangerous drinks consumed
by teens are what they call distilled spirits or "alco-pops".
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -6.11.06)
KNST, NE Kansas,
Newsletter von Join Together mit Subventionsangeboten.
Here is the Newsletter of Join Together with Funding opportunities, USA,
Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
MN: Healthy Kids, Communities Awards
NY: Heckscher Foundation Grants
NY: William T. Grant Foundation Awards
OH: Dominion East Community Impact Grants
Die US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sucht
Kommentare aus der Öffentlichkeit.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment about
alcohol advertising practices as it compiles a list of questions for the
beer, wine, and liquor industries.
Join Together, 11/3/06)
Chronicle of Higher Education,
Mehr als die Hälfte der Gewalttaten werden in England nach Rauschtrinken
More than Half of U.K. Violence Tied to Binge Drinking.
Binge drinking is the root cause of 56 percent of
all fights and other incidents of violence in Great Britain, according
to a study from the U.K. Department of Health
(Quelle: Join Together,
Evening Standard, 20.10.06
Zwischen 2003 und 2004 stiegen die alkoholrelevanten Arrests auf College
Campus in den USA um 10% an.
College Alcohol Arrests Up. The U.S.
Department of Education says that alcohol-related arrests on college
campuses rose 10 percent from 2003 to 2004. Between 2002 and 2003, by
comparison, alcohol-related arrests rose just 2.7 percent.
Source: Join Together, 11/2/06
Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/27/06
Dem neuen amerikanischen Kongress wird ein
Gesetz vorliegen, das den Alkoholkonsum von Minderjährigen senken soll.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -10/31/06)
Beer PAC aims to put Congress under
When Congress returns Nov. 13, one bill likely to get a
vote is a small measure to curb underage drinking. But the bill before the House is much different from the version
lawmakers introduced last year. Gone are sections that urged the NCAA to ban alcohol ads during
sportscasts and that called alcohol "the most heavily used drug by
children." Added is a sentence that could help beer distributors fend
off challenges to state regulations that require them — and only them —
to transport beer to retailers. The changes are mainly due to the
influence of PAC (political action committee) of The National Beer
Wholesalers Association, the third biggest lobby funding lawmakers:
$2.38 Mio. per 2005/6.
USA TODAY, 10/29/06
Join Together, 31.10.06
Der amerikanische Verband der Berater für
Suchtabhängige zeigen auf ihrer Webseite, wie die Abgeordneten bei
Suchtfragen gestimmt haben.
NAADAC Unveils Candidate Ratings
Want to know how your current lawmakers voted on addiction-related
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Counselors, has just released
ratings on all members of the U.S. Senate and House based on their
roll-call votes on addiction-related issues.
Join Together, 10/30/06)
Anheuser-Busch, USA hat ihr Konzept zur Kontrolle des Zuschaueralters bei
ihrem kommenden Web-basierten Entertainment Network, Bud-TV geändert.
A-B REVERSES POSITION ON
AGE-VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS WEB SITES:
It appears that appeal to celebrities by 60 public health advocacy
organizations, as well as the earlier bad press on the issue, has caused
Anheuser-Busch (A-B) to rethink and strengthen the age verification
technology it will use when it launches its Web-based entertainment
network, Bud.TV. Alcohol Issues Insights (AII), a trade publication that
covers the alcoholic-beverage industry, reported in its Oct. 27 issue
that A-B had done an "about-face" on its age verification system.
Retreating from the honor system upon which it had relied, A-B has
announced that it will adopt an "independent age-check process" for
Bud.TV and its other brand Web sites. "Emerging technology for
independent age verification now allows us to more precisely identify
adult visitors to our sites without inconveniencing them," A-B vice
president Tony Ponturo told AII. The company has yet to select a vendor
to incorporate this technology into A-B's Web sites, but expects to have
it in place for the Bud.TV launch on February 7, 2007.
It remains to be seen how effective this technology will be in
preventing underage persons from visiting A-B's sites. If it is
effective, we will press all alcohol-related producers to utilize
similar means to help deny underage persons access to their sites, said
George Hacker, Director of the
Alcohol Policies Project of the Center for Science in the Public
Interest in Washington.
(Source: Alcohol Policies Project, Center for Science in the Public
Ein betrunkener Autofahrer wurde in New York
wegen Mordes verurteilt.
"Will murder charges help
deter drunken driving? Will juries convict these drivers, knowing that
they will be in prison for a long time? And is it fair?" A drunken
driver was sentenced for murder in New York by a jury after 5 days of
discussion. He killed 2 persons with a BAC of .24%.
Harvard World Health News,
(The New York Times, Oct. 22, 2006)
Jay-Z ist neuer Marken-Co-Direktor von
Jay-Z teams up with Anheuser-Busch
Anheuser-Busch has hired Jay-Z
as its new co-brand director for Budweiser Select, banking on his
celebrity and entrepreneurial expertise to help lift its beer brand.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 10/23/06)
Boston Globe, 19.10.06
60 Organisationen ersuchen Filmstars, ihren
Einsatz für Bud-TV zu überdenken.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 10/23/06)
Stars Urged to Rethink "Bud.TV" Sixty health, safety
and child-protection organizations are urging Ben Affleck, Matt Damon,
Kevin Spacey and Vince Vaughn to insist that the beer company at least
verify the ages of visitors to the site, and to reconsider their
participation with the venture in the first place. Bud.TV will target
the young people who use video sites like YouTube and social networking
sites like MySpace, when the site premiers in February 2007.
Die EU-Kommission bringt ihr Alkohol-Strategie-Papier.
The EU-Commission has issued a Strategy Paper on alcoholproblems. There
are no new laws planned, it only gives recommandations on behalf of the
Health-EU-Thematic Portal Alcohol
Ex-Gouverneur Michael Dukakis ruft in den USA auf, die Gouverneure und
Parlamentarier der Bundes-staaten anzuschreiben.
Blueprint Summary 4 p. pdf
Full text, 40 p. pdf
Alert by Ex-Governor Michael Dukakis:
When I was the governor of Massachusetts, I witnessed the damage wreaked
by an epidemic of drug and alcohol use. I saw the great costs, both
personal and financial, and I saw that it was up to me to do something
about them.That's why I know that state governments are on the front
lines in this battle. And it's why I know that the Blueprint for
the States report has the power to create groundbreaking change in the
way our nation deals with drug and alcohol problems. I write today to
ask you to remind your state legislators and governor that this
Blueprint that will save lives is in the mail. Join Together is
sending copies of this report to state legislators and governors in all
50 states. Now we need you to get them to read it and take action by
holding hearings based on its recommendations.
See the full text of the message by
Charlotte Observer online , (North Carolina, USA) bringt eine
Reportage mit Aussagen von Betroffenen über Jugendalkoholismus.
Straight Talk about Teens and Drinking.
"For most teens who try alcohol, drinking is a rite of passage among
peers, a perilous decision with thankfully few consequences. For others,
there is a price. Beginning today, we'll bring you their stories. Each
is in the person's words, as told to an Observer reporter. Each offers
insight into the reach of alcohol -- and its impact on any family."
Harvard World Health
Charlotte Observer online, 10/15/06
Free registration required.
Eine Kampagne von Bevölkerungsinitiativen
bekämpfte erfolgreich die Werbung für Alkohol-T-Shirts bei Jugendlichen.
Partnership played a key role in getting Macy's department stores to
remove a series of beer-related T-shirts from back-to-school advertising
aimed at teens. Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's and Bloomingdales,
pulled the "Beer Pong," "Beer: It's What's for Breakfast," and "I'm
Working on My Six-Pack" shirts from its ads and youth departments in
stores after a series of TV reports in Portland, Ore., featured
interviews with outraged parents.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 10/16/06;
Join Together, 10/17/06)
New York Times, 10/16/06 (Registr. necessary)
In Kalifornien, USA hat die Verteilung einer neuen Verpackung für
Pocket Shot Introduces New Packaging Category for the Alcohol Industry.
Pocket Shot announced that distribution of the unique new
single serve alcohol product in a flexible stand up pouch has begun in
California. Pocket Shot is an innovative new concept that provides the
consumer with a "grab and go" convenient and user-friendly package for
alcoholic beverages (mainly spirits). Packaged with a distinctive shape
to resemble a 50 ml miniature bottle complete with bottleneck for easy
pouring and a high quality sheen with bright graphics, Pocket Shot is
truly the first new concept in alcohol packaging to hit shelves in North
America. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News -
10/16/06) DrugNewswire, October 13, 2006
"Wir verschaukeln unsere Kinder zu Gunsten
Tabak und Alkohol." Kommentar im St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
This op-ed originally appeared on Sept. 14, 2006
in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. We're Letting Down Our Kids Over Tobacco
By Daniel K. Duncan.
"Is anyone paying attention to the news? Not the headlines about
politics and war; I'm talking about some news stories that have to do
with the well-being of our kids. .... Another news story concerned
itself with Big Tobacco's twin brother: Big Alcohol. A study out of
Columbia University stated that 17.5 percent -- $22.5 billion -- of
alcohol industry revenue is attributable to underage drinking."...
Join Together, 10/12/06)
Mit Kentucky, haben nun 17 amerikanische Bundesstaaten die
17 US States Have Banned Alcohol Inhalers.
Prompted by safety concerns and backed by the liquor industry, 17 states
have passed laws prohibiting the use of devices that vaporize alcohol so
that it can be inhaled by users. Kentucky is the latest state to ban the
alcohol vaporizers, joining California, Florida, Illinois, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and others.
Join Together, 10/11/06)
Associated Press, 10/07/06
Die italienische Regierung schlägt vor, das
Mindestalter für den Alkoholkonsum von 16 auf 18 zu erhöhen.
Italian Government Proposes
Raising Drinking Age to 18.
The new government of Italy has proposed raising the nation's legal
drinking age from 16 to 18, big news in a country where moderate alcohol
consumption even from early ages has long been seen as socially
acceptable. The proposal is included in the budget.
Join Together, 10/11/06)
Eine Bierwerbung während der Fussball-WM
ermutigte zum Rauschtrinken, fand eine irische Beschwerde- Instanz.
Beer promotion encouraged
binge drinking. A drinks promotion for
Beck’s Vier encouraged irresponsible drinking, it was ruled today.
A World Cup Football shirt promotion would have led directly to
immoderate or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, a complaints
Diageo Ireland complained that the campaign, run by Inbev Ireland
during the summer World Cup, encouraged the purchase of four pints
of Becks Vier on one drinking occasion. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News -
Anfangs August fand in Münchenstein BL der
IOGT- Weltkongress statt.
resolution the delegates hope that the national governments
implement WHO recommendations regarding alcohol problems, in the Member
States. This would mean a better, safer and richer life for hundreds of
million people all over the world.
Weezer's berühmter Rock Star Harvard Grad
klagt gegen den Bier Giganten Miller Brewing Co. (USA).
Weezer's Famous Rock Star Harvard Grad Sues Beer Giant. Weezer filed a lawsuit against beer giant Miller Brewing
Company for using the band's widely recognizable name without permission
in a series of "grossly misleading and deceptive" print advertisements
published in several publications, including Rolling Stone, in late
2004. Young And Rubicam, Miller's advertising agency, has also been
named as a defendant.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 9.10.06) ChartAttack,
In England startet heute eine grosse
Inseratenkampagne der Regierung gegen das Binge Drinking.
New Campaign by the British Governmet Urges Young People To
Know Their Limits When They Have A Drink, UK
The new £4 million alcohol ad campaign will illustrate a series of different
scenarios where young people, thinking they are 'superheroes' while
drunk, take risks with their health and safety, and coming to serious harm.
Medical News Today, 14.10.06
Comment: The alcohol industry warmly welcomes this campaign which
will have no success if there are no structural alcohol control measures.
Die EU Generaldirektion für Gesundheit und
Verbraucherschutz hat einen Bericht über Gespräche am Runden Tisch über
EU-DG SANCO issued a Report of the ad hoc Round Table on Advertising
The Round Table was set up in October 2005 in response to a request
by advertisers for guidance and support at the current stage of their
endeavours. The report reflects the debate and contributions from the
participants in the Advertising Round Tables of 3 one-day sessions in
October 2005, January 2006 and May 2006. It seeks to draw together the
issues identified during these debates between some Commission
colleagues, some interested NGOs and representatives of the European
Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA). The goal of this series of discussions was the clearer definition of
a Best practice model for self-regulation. This report will also provide a useful input to ongoing reflection
across the EU around self-regulation. This is not so much a debate about
self-regulation against hard law, but rather a debate about how law and
self-regulation can and should interact in modern Europe.
available in several languages.
Entwicklungshilfe-Organisation "FORUT" hat einen neuen Newsletter über
Alkohol und Drogen-Probleme in Entwicklungsländern herausgegeben, der 7
- 8 mal jährlich erscheinen soll.
FORUT, a norwegian Development agency has issued
its first ADD Bulletin, an electronic newsletter focusing on alcohol and
drug problems in developing countries and as a development issue. The
Bulletin will be distributed 7-8 times a year, bringing selected news
from politics and science, examples of projects, activities and relevant
material and links to relevant web sites. In this issue:
New legislation in Sri Lanka
World Bank report on youth raise alcohol and drugs as development issue
WHO regions in Asia with resolutions on
A call for action: Influencing the GATS negotiations
BBC radio documentary on alcohol in developing societies:
BBC World Service.
In Japan werden bei Transportunternehmen Telefonkabinen mit Video-Telefon
und Blastestsensoren eingesetzt.
Cell Phone Doubles as Breath-Testing Device.
Some companies in Japan are using cell phones equipped with
breath-testing sensors to ensure that employees are not under the
influence of alcohol at work. The device, developed by NTT DoCoMo Inc.,
is being used by bus companies and other transportation firms stung by
recent drunk-driving incidents and facing tough new government penalties
for such offenses. Drivers are required to make a videophone call to the
company and breath into the analyzing device on the phone.
Join Together, 3.10.06)
Daily Yomiuri, 1.10.06
Heute beginnt in Bad Hofgastein, Österr.) das Europ. Gesundheitsforum der
EU. Es diskutiert die kommende EU Gesundheits-Strategie.
Commission discusses forthcoming EU Health Strategy at the Health Forum
Today at the European Health Forum in Bad Hofgastein (Austria) the
European Commission, represented by Health and Consumer Protection
Director-General Robert Madelin, launched a debate on the forthcoming EU
Health Strategy. The Strategy, due for adoption in mid 2007, will
provide a comprehensive framework bringing together major EU health
initiatives. It will set out overall objectives, priorities and
milestones to guide European health policy for the years to come, and
lay down guidelines on how to implement those objectives in practice.
For more information on the European Health Forum Gastein:
Ein neues Gesetz in Connecticut, USA stellt das erlauben von Hausparties
mit Alkohol für Minderjährige unter Strafe.
Conn. Law Targets
Homeowners who allow youths under age 21 to possess alcohol on their
property face jail time and /or fines up to $500 under a new Connecticut
law, which wil go into effect this week. Surveys found that more than 60 percent of teens said they had
consumed alcohol at house parties, while 75 percent of high-school
students said they got alcohol at home, with parental permission or not.
(Quelle: Join Together,3.10.06)
Kinder bestellen in England Alkohol per Telefon.
English children as young as 12 buy alcohol by ordering it over the phone
with takeaways, a government adviser says. Dr Sheila Shribman, the national clinical director for
children, said it was a "worrying trend" and was particularly prevalent in north-western cities such as Liverpool.
Harvard International Health News, 9/28/06
Die Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (USA) hat aromatisierte
alkoholische Getränke als Bier zurückgestuft.
Extra Mile Objects to Reclassification of Alcopops.
Regardless of state law, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
has reclassified flavored alcoholic beverages as beer.
The bottled drinks, such as Mike's Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice, are
commonly referred to as alcopops and were previously classified as
distilled spirits after a Tax and Trade Bureau test of 114 varieties
found that 105 contained alcohol derived from distilled alcohol, said
Lex Ann Roach, project coordinator for Project Extra Mile.
Project Extra Mile Executive Director Diane Riibe said the reclassification makes the alcopops cheaper then
other distilled spirits because taxes on beer, which the alcopops are
now classified as in Nebraska, total 31 cents per gallon, compared to
$3.75 per gallon assessed to distilled spirits. The lower price makes
the beverages more appealing to minors, Riibe said.
In addition, beer can be sold at more than twice as many off-premise
locations as distilled spirits, making them more readily available, she
Riibe wants communities to get involved with the issue. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 9/25/06)
TheIndependent.com, 9/23/06 (Registring
An der NAB-Versammlung in Dallas, USA, stellte Arbitron ihren neuen
Bericht vor, der Werber und Radiostationen über Ratingfrequenzen
New Arbitron Resource to Aid in Beer Advertising Guidelines.
At the NAB convention in Dallas, Arbitron
unveiled its new Arbitron 21+ AQH Audience Composition Report,
which will provide advertisers, agencies and radio stations with ratings
information that defines if a station's audience meets the beer
industry's guidelines for advertising. The report will be available
online to Arbitron subscribers.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 9/25/06)
Ein Artikel im Nashau Telegraph, USA, sagt "Mach deinen Kindern die
Make your kids aware of
advertising techniques. Not long ago, an article in The Telegraph described the
benefits Anheuser-Busch has brought to the community. This article cited
the number of jobs provided to local workers and the economic boost to
the local community.
In all fairness, I would like to present a cost/benefit ratio so you
have a more objective understanding of the issue. ....There are four characteristics that are often found in high-risk
drinkers: rebellious, sensation-seeking, gregarious and impulsive. These characteristics describe your typical teenager, don't they?
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 9/25/06)
Die WHO (Weltgesundheits Organisation) veranstaltet in Auckland,
Neuseeland, ein Treffen, um eine globale Strategie gegen das
Rauschtrinken zu entwickeln.
Organization (WHO) is meeting in Auckland, New Zealand to develop a
global strategy to address youth binge drinking. Alcohol is blamed for 4 percent of all disease and injuries globally
and 5.5 percent in Asia. In China, youth drinking has risen 500 percent
over the past 20 years, and up to 80 percent of beds in Chinese
mental-health facilities are now being used for alcohol-related
disorders. The WHO's Vladimir Poznyak said that binge drinking is a problem all
over the world, including among young women. The agency says alcohol is
the world's biggest health challenge after tobacco, (4.1%; and
overweight) but few nations are
prepared to deal with excessive drinking. (Source:
Join Together, 9/29/06)
Anheuser-Busch, die grösste US-Brauerei, gab der Universität von Virginia
$2.5 Mio. für ein neues Institut für soziale Normen.
Busch Funds Social-Norms Research Center. Anheuser-Busch has donated $2.5 million to the University of Virginia
to create a National Social Norms Institute, which will focus on
communicating "normative" behavior models about alcohol use. The school has
been using the social-norms model of prevention since 1998, and says the
approach has cut the numbers of students with alcohol-related injuries,
drunk driving, and unprotected sex.
Join Together, 9/25/06)
The Daily Progress, 9/22/06
Nach dramatischen Verbesserungen in den 1980 und 1990er Jahren bleibt die
Zahl der alkoholbedingten tödlichen Unfälle von Jugendlichen seit über
10 Jahren in Illinois, USA stabil.
Efforts Fail To Affect Stagnant Drunken-Driving Statistics.
"After dramatic improvements in the 1980s and 1990s, the proportion of
teen drivers who die in alcohol-related wrecks has held steady for more
than 10 years...The problem is seemingly immune to school assemblies,
media blitzes and ever stricter laws. Some experts say it comes down to
basic human nature."
Harvard World Health News, 9/20/06
Die Verkehrsbetriebe von San Francisco, USA führen wieder
Alkoholwerbung auf den Fahrzeugen und in Stationen ein.
S.F. Transit Agency
Drops Ban on Alcohol Ads. Trains and buses in San Francisco may soon be festooned with ads for
beer, wine and liquor now that the board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit
(BART) agency has voted to end a ban on accepting alcohol advertising. The board voted to allow up to
17 percent of ads on BART vehicles and stations to hawk alcohol. The move
is expected to bring in an additional $400,000 in ad revenues for BART.
Join Together, 21.9.06
Bay Area, 18.9.06
In Finnland wurde eine EU- Tagung zum Thema "Gesundheit in allen
Health In All Policies: Commissioner Kyprianou
addresses Finnish EU Presidency Conference. The current Finnish
Presidency of the EU held a conference on “Health in all Policies” in
Kuopio (Finland) on 20-21 September 2006, where Markos Kyprianou, European
Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection was a keynote speaker. The
conference was the culmination of a project entitled ‘Europe for health
and wealth’, which was co-financed under the Commission’s 2005 Public
Health Programme, with a contribution of €350 000. The aim of this project
was to ensure the recognition of health determinants in a range of
policies. As such, the conference provided political momentum to the
importance of Health Impact Assessments, and to the acknowledgment of
health as a driver of economic growth. Health impact assessment is an
approach to policy-making that determines how a proposal will affect
Public Health: EU-Events
Health in other policies
Gesundheit in anderen Politikfeldern
Pernod Ricard, der französische Schnapsfabrikant hat den Austritt aus dem
amerikanischen Century Council per November angekündigt.
NASCAR Sponsorships Set off Liquor Industry Spat. The France-based spirits maker Pernod Ricard resigned its membership of the Century Council, an industry-funded
responsible-drinking organization in a dispute over the group's support of
liquor sponsorships in NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) auto racing.
departure won't be effective until November. That could give them time to work out some kind of compromise,
as there is involved a lot of money.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 9/18/06)
Market Watch, 9/14/06
Diageo findet Abnehmer für die Instant-Cocktails
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 18.9.06)
Diageo Finds Takers for Ready-To-Drink
Industry's latest intrusion upon brewers' turf, Diageo is testing
ready-to-drink cocktails in 12 oz. cans with the same alcohol content as most
beers. The Tampa-area test involves four brands -- Captain Morgan and Cola,
Smirnoff Vodka and Lemon-Lime Soda, George Dickel Whisky and Cola, and Seagram's
7 American Whiskey and Lemon-Lime Soda -- and participating retailers said early
returns were strong. Diageo findet Abnehmer für die
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -9/18/06)
Advertising Age, 9/18/06
Wir leiten einen Aufruf zur Stellungnahme betreffend Etikettierung auf
alkoholischen Getränken weiter.
We inform about an
alert of the Alcohol Policies Project,
Center for Science in the Public Interest, USA. It is regarding food allergen labeling on
Die FIFA erhält eine Ethik-Kommission. (Quelle: Tages-Anzeiger, 16.9.06)
The FIFA gets an Ethic Commission. Chairman will be Lord Sebastian Coe.
Comment: Will this ethic commission put the alcohol sponsoring on the
Das Binge Drinking nimmt bei französischen Jugendlichen zu, während der
durchschnittliche Konsum zurückgeht.
Binge Drinking Rises Among French Teens.
While the average French teen is drinking less overall, 9.6 percent told
Interministerial Mission Against Drugs and Dependency researchers that they
had gotten drunk at least 10 times in the past year, up from 6.6 percent in
the previous year's survey. That's still lower than the binge-drinking rate
in the U.K., but is sounding alarms among French health officials. "Nearly
one young person in two -- 46 per cent -- says that they drank more than
five glasses of alcohol on a single occasion in the last 30 days: this type
of consumption corresponds to the Anglo-Saxon notion of binge-drinking," the
Proportion of 16-year-olds binge drinking* three or more times in past month:
28% Germany, 27% Britain, 13%
Italy, 16% Sweden. Source: European School Survey
Project on Alcohol & Drugs, 2003 (*Five drinks or more in a row)
(Source: Join Together, 9/14/06)
of London, 9/14/06
Nur wenige US-Wissenschafter wurden wegen Verstössen gegen die Ethik
Few Researchers Punished for Ethics
Just two of 44 federal scientists found to have violated ethics rules in
their dealings with drug or biotech companies have been subject to criminal
investigation, while the others were either allowed to quietly retire or
kept their jobs. Information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that most
of the researchers who unethically took industry money got away with little
more than a reprimand. An NIH spokesperson said the agency wanted to pursue
charges against 8 other researchers, but was rebuffed by the investigative
staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two researchers, an Alzheimer's expert, and
a cancer scientist, have been accused of "serious misconduct." Since the scandal about payments to government researchers broke in 2004,
NIH has implemented a policy barring federal scientists from taking money
from private firms. But Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), chair of the House Energy
and Commerce Committee, said that, "In spite of the public changes that have
been made at NIH, there really does not appear to be a cultural change where
the institution and the members of the institution condemn the kind of
behavior that apparently Dr. Sunderland has exhibited. It's really, really
disappointing."(Quelle: Join Together, 13.9.06)
Associated Press, 12.9.06
Stanford doctors not allowed to accept gifts
Der 4. US Circuit Appelationsgerichtshof hat einige unübliche Gesetze in
Virginia betr. Alkoholbesitz und Verkauf bestätigt.
Federal Court Says Va. Alcohol Laws
In a case centering on the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, the
4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a pair of unusual Virginia laws
regarding alcohol sales and possession. The federal court said a state
law barring sales of out-of-state wines in state-run liquor stores was
constitutional, as is a law that limits how much alcohol Virginia residents
can bring into the state for personal use.
(Quelle: Join Together, 12.9.06)
Die Drogenexperten der englischen Regierung verlangen strengere
Jugendschutzgesetze in Bezug auf Alkohol und Tabak.
Young face tougher drink, smoking laws in England propose experts.
A much tougher drink-drive limit for young drivers (under 25: 0.5‰) and
a higher legal age (18) at which cigarettes can be bought are needed to
tackle the drugs that do most harm to young people, an that the underage
drinking and smoking laws are much more strictly enforced, the
government's experts on drug policy recommend today. According to the
government there are no such plans at the moment. (Source:
Harvard World Health News, 9/14/06
The Guardian, 9/14/06
Die Leitung der Regent Universität in Minnesota, USA (52'000
Studenten)genehmigte Änderungen zur Alkohol-Politik.
Regents University, Minnesota, USA
Change Alcohol Ad Policy.
The board adopted policy changes Thursday afternoon, including an alcohol
marketing and advertising ban from campus and University publications, which
do not include the Daily, as well as a policy emphasizing the University's
commitment to alcohol education and counseling.
Under the new policy, University trademarks, trade names, service marks,
logos, slogans, mascots and other official identifiers or symbols also are
banned from use in alcohol advertising, promotion, marketing, distribution
and sales. (Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 11.9.06)
Minnesota Daily, 8.9.06
Während You Tube mit bezahlter Werbung ihren Verkehr zu versilbern sucht,
könnten die Tage des Viral Video als Spielwiese für Werber bald vorbei
As YouTube moves to monetize its traffic through paid advertising and
consumer advocacy groups start to circle the wagons, the days of the viral
video universe as marketers' playground could soon be over. The FTC on
Nov. 6 will host hearings, titled "Protecting Consumers in the Next
Tech-ade," which will bring together business, government and technology
sectors to look at what has been happening online. Mr. Chester, author of
"Digital Destiny," a book that explores these issues, said: "That's one of
my goals, to push [the FTC] to look at the entire infrastructure in terms
of [ad] targeting and the stealth nature of broadband marketing which
includes the delivery of viral videos."
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -
Advertising Age, 9/11/06
Federal Trade Commission
Anheuser-Busch geht im Februar mit Bud.TV online und will die Jugendlichen
mit dem "Ehrlichkeits-System" fernhalten.
Honor System Aims to keep Bud.TV from Reaching Kids
Anheuser-Busch is using cutting-edge technology to launch its
online television channel that will beam Budweiser-themed shows to
personal computers and cell phones.
But when it comes to making sure that the 24-hour-a-day broadcasts of
Bud.TV don't reach underage drinkers, the nation's biggest brewer is using
a decidedly old-fashioned technique: The honor system.
Viewers must enter their birth date before entering, and only those who
say they are 21 or older can continue.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -
Associated Press, 9/7/06
Regierungsvertreter und solche der Alkoholindustrie überlegten im US Staat
Wyoming, welche Konsequenzen aus dem NAS Bericht gezogen werden können.
Industry, Government Officials weigh in.
Liquor industry personnel and educational and judicial officials
weighed in on the Wyoming response to the National Academy of Sciences
report on reducing underage drinking. The NAS report included the recommendation
that alcohol companies, advertising companies and commercial media should
refrain from marketing practices that have substantial underage appeal.
Wyoming’s recommendations included establishing guidelines for alcohol
sponsorship and alcohol advertising for state-sponsored or state-funded
events, especially in venues that include a large number of young people.
Another recommendation is to support and encourage local communities to
review policies regarding alcohol sponsorship at events that include a
large number of young people.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -
Alcohol Sponsorship -
Marin County Makes History
In den westlichen US-Staaten ist der Anteil an Bingedrinking viel höher
als in andern Staaten.
Bingeing and Boredom.Western states like Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota have
binge-drinking levels far higher than the national average, and local
experts say that boredom plays a huge role in the problem. South-central Wyoming, for example, has the highest binge-drinking rate
in the U.S., according to federal researchers; in Albany and Carbon
counties, 30 percent of residents age 12 and older are binge drinkers.
New York Times, 9/02/06
In Teilen von Seattle, USA werden Bier und Wein mit erhöhtem Alkoholgehalt
High-Alcohol Beer, Wine Banned in Some Seattle Neighborhoods.
Sales of "fortified" beer and wine will be banned in certain Seattle
neighborhoods as part of a plan to cut homelessness and chronic alcoholism.The ban applies to 29 specific brands. The local liquor-control board said the
rules applied to sales in stores in downtown Seattle and the Belltown,
Lower Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Central Area, University District, and
International District neighborhoods. City officials said they will monitor the ban closely to ensure that
sales don't simply shift to other areas of the city.
Joint Together, 9/05/06/2)
Seattle Post Intelligencer, 8/31/06
Das amerikanische federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
veröffentlichte einen Bericht, wonach die Alkohol-Industrie ihre
Versprechen nicht wahrmachte.
Slams Alcohol Ads Targeting Youth.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report
saying that the alcohol industry has failed to live up to promises not to
advertise to youth. The alcohol industry ran about half of its radio ads during
youth-oriented programs in 2004, the report said, violating a 2003 vow not
to run ads on shows with an audiences comprised of 30 percent or more of
underage listeners. OF 67,404 alcohol ads aired in 104 markets -- touting the 25 alcohol
brands that spent the most money on ads -- 32,800 (49 percent) aired on
youth-oriented radio programs.
Joint Together, 9/05/06) The federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Associated Press, 8/31/06.
Während der letzten 6 Jahre haben die Zigaretten-Firmen in den USA den
Nikotingehalt laufend um total 10% erhöht.
Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels, Health Officials Say.
Tobacco companies have increased the nicotine levels in cigarettes
in USA by
10 percent over the past 6 years, according to the
Massachusetts Department of Health. Massachusetts is one of three U.S.
states to require tobacco firms to disclose the nicotine content of their
products, and has been tracking nicotine levels since 1998. Nicotine levels in Kool cigarettes -- popular with
African-American smokers -- rose 20 percent.
Join Together, 31.8.06)
Boston Herald.com, 8/29/06
Massachusetts Department of Health
Comment: The reason why are the same as with alcoholic beverages,
when the alcohol content is risen. What did Shakespeare say already?
Something like "... but they are honorable men."
Eltern wissen in den USA oft nicht Bescheid über den Umgang und Konsum
Tempted Teens, Clueless Parents
"Those were shocking survey results on the front page of a recent
Tribune: 80 percent of parents believe that alcohol and marijuana
aren't usually available at teen parties. Yet 50 percent of their kids say
they attend parties where alcohol, drugs or both are available." (Source:
World Health News, 8/31/06)
Tribune, 8/28/06), Free registration required.
Die Zahl der Gemeinden in USA nimmt zu, die Eltern zur Verantwortung
ziehen, welche Minderjährigen den Alkoholkonsum erlauben.
More Communities Target Parents Who Allow
Parents in more U.S. communities are facing fines and other penalties for
allowing underage youths to drink in their homes, according to
participants at the annual National Leadership Conference in Baltimore,
Md. the Associated Press reported Aug. 25. The Ventura County (Calif.)
Behavioral Health Department recently passed a civil-host liability law
that hits parents with fines of up to $1,000 for knowingly hosting youth
drinking parties. In Long Beach, N.Y., the city council recently made it a
crime for adults to serve alcohol to underage drinkers, with penalties
including fines of $250 and up to 15 days in jail. (Source:
Join Together, 8/28/06)
Insurance Journal 29.8.06
New York will mit der illegalen Reklame an Strassen, Plätzen und Häusern
Banned in the Big Apple: Illegal Outdoor Ad
New York is a marketer's playground, every wall an opportunity,
its buildings seemingly knit together by a patchwork of advertisers'
efforts to reach its influencer inhabitants. Not anymore -- not if the
City Council has its way.
The council has started a crackdown on what has become a
$25-million-a-year illegal-ad industry. It is estimated that as many as 20% of New York's billboards
violate at least one of its laws.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 8/28/06)
Die amerikanische Alkoholindustrie hat mit dem Internet eine neue
Möglichkeit gefunden, die Minderjährigen zu beeinflussen.
Big US alcohol companies have found a new way to put corporate greed in
front of the principles of responsibility and service.
Facing greater restrictions in print and broadcast media, big alcohol has
turned to the Internet and mobile devices to market booze to underage
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 8/28/06)
Yahoo, Health, 8/23/06
Peter Coors, einer der grössten Bierbrauer in den USA wurde schuldig
Guilty Plea for Peter
Coors in DWI Case
A judge sentenced beer magnate Peter Coors to 24 hours of community
service and suspended a $200 fine after Coors pled guilty to driving while
Associated Press reported Aug. 25. Coors' driver's license also was
suspended for three months.
Join Together, 8/28/06)
Forbes bezeichnet Milwaukee als die am stärksten Alkohol konsumierende
Stadt der USA.
Milwaukee Called Hardest-Drinking U.S. City.
Forbes.com has put together a new report that names Milwaukee the
hardest-drinking city in the U.S., awarding the dubious honor based on a
combined assessment of state liquor laws, numbers of drinkers, heavy
drinkers, and binge drinkers, and alcoholism rates. The America's Drunkest Cities report ranked 35 communities; other
heavy-drinking cities (in order of ranking) were Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Minn., Columbus, Ohio, Boston, Mass., and Austin, Texas.
Join Together, 28.8.06)
Ein Kettchen am Fussknöchel meldet dem Bewährungshelfer Alkohol-konsum.
New York, USA:
Nassau To Debut Alcohol-Sensing Bracelets. "Fifty of Nassau County's most serious drunk driving offenders will be
among the first in the state to wear alcohol-sensing ankle bracelets,
which will send an electronic message to a probation officer when the
person wearing them has a drink."
World Health News, 24.8.06)
(Newsday, New York, 25.8.06)
In China wird ein Vorschlag diskutiert, den Alkohol- und Tabakverkauf an
Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren zu verbieten.
China Mulls Ban on Alcohol, Tobacco Sales to
Chinese lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban the sale of alcohol
and cigarettes to youths under age 18. The proposed amendment to China's
Law on the Protection of Minors would require retailers to post signs
saying that sales to minors are prohibited; those caught selling to youths
would face administrative punishment, including possible fines. China has
more than 300 million citizens under age 18.
Join Together, 8/23/06
Xinhua, Peoples daily online, 8/22/06
Alkohol-Grossisten in den USA sagen, dass die Jugendlichen Alkohol übers
Alcohol Wholesalers in USA Say Kids Get Alcohol from Internet.
trade association for the wine and liquor wholesalers industry has
released a study saying that 2 percent of 14- to 20-year-olds have
purchased alcohol online.
Join Together, 8/23/06
Im US-Staat Illinois haben die Polizisten bei Alkohol-Kontrollen
Taschenlampen verwendet, die Alkoholgeruch wahrnehmen.
Police Use Alcohol-Sensing Flashlights in
Illinois have been issued the flashlights as part of a statewide
drunk-driving enforcement campaign. The flashlights cost $750 each; an indicator light turns green in the
presence of a slight amount of alcohol in the air, and red for a stronger
reading. The results can't be used in court, but can lead officers to
conduct a more thorough test for alcohol use.
Join Together, 8/22/06)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/06
Anheuser-Busch startet mit eigener TV-Produktion für Kurzfilme, die über
Internet und Handies ausgestrahlt werden.
Anheuser-Busch Moves into the Content Creation
The country's largest brewer is launching
its own in-house film and TV production company
that will make humorous shorts and sitcom-type
programs to be broadcast over the internet and to
cellphones, and could branch into full-length
films. "They've made it clear that they think the
future is online, and I think we're going to see a
lot of short films and sitcom-type stuff," said
California-based A-B distributor Mike Fox.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 8/21/06)
Advertising Age, 8/21/06
Die amerikanische Schnaps-Industrie veröffentlichte ihren
Halbjahresbericht zu Reklame und Marketing-Reklamationen.
The Distilled Spirits Council today released its fourth
semi-annual public report covering Jan. 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006,
outlining complaints about industry advertising and marketing, actions
taken by the industry's advertising compliance review board, and the
response by each advertiser. Of the six complaints, three were found in violation of the spirits
industry's 70-year-old Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol
Advertising and Marketing by the Code Review Board.
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -8/21/06)
In den USA wurde die grösste Jugend-Alkohol- Konferenz durchgeführt.
World's Largest Youth Alcohol Conference Charts Course To Prevent No. 1
Many still believe that underage drinking is an inevitable
rite-of-passage for teenagers. But 1,500 law enforcers, community
advocates, health officials and teens from across the country gathered this
week (Aug. 24-26) to promote successes in preventing this public health
threat that kills 6.5 times more kids than all illegal drugs combined and
costs the nation $62 billion a year. (Quelle:
Medical News Today,
for Research and Evaluation
In den USA wird eine staatliche Kampagne gegen Alkohol am Steuer
A $11-million multilingual ad campaign is part of
a new federal/state effort to reduce the number of
U.S. drunk-driving fatalities. After years of
declines, drunk-driving related deaths have
leveled off recently; last year, 16,886 people
died in alcohol-related crashes. The ads, dubbed,
"Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest,"
will be broadcast in English and Spanish and
target male drivers ages 21-34.
Join Together, 18.8.06)
Washington Post, 8/17/06
Die WHO lädt NGOs, Akademien und Interessenvertreter ein, Meinungen
einzubringen. Termin 15.9.06
WHO: Stakeholders on Health Problems
Related to Alcohol Consumption Sought for Survey
WHO asks for the stakeholders' views on health problems related to
alcohol consumption and their opinions on what kinds of interventions are
needed at national, regional and global levels to reduce such problems. The purpose of this survey is to provide the WHO secretariat with more
information about how some of the main stakeholders perceive the magnitude
of alcohol related problems, and what in their opinions are the best ways
to deal with these problems.
WHO-Web-Form Deadline: 9/15/06
In Israel werden alkoholisierte Fahrer zu einem wachsenden Problem
Israel: Drunk Drivers Are a Growing Menace
"While Israel was long thought to be nearly
without drunk drivers, new statistics present
serious concerns. A study by the National Center
for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research at the
Gertner Institute and the L. Greenberg Institute
for Forensic Medicine has found a tripling in
drunk-driver fatalities between 2000 and 2004."
World Health News, 8/25/06)
The Jerusalem Post, 8/13/06
Das amerikanische Alkohol- und Tabak-Steuer und
-Handelsbüro TTB hat Regeln zur Etikettierung herausgegeben.
The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
has issued a ruling to provide guidance to
industry pertaining to advertising and labeling
claims associated with the use of caloric and
carbohydrate claims. TTB has determined that
labeling or advertising statements that imply that
consumption of low-calorie or low-carbohydrate
alcohol beverages is part of a healthy dietary
practice are misleading unless they present all
the facts in a balanced manner to the consumer.
(Souce: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 08/14/06)
TTB Press Release, 04/08/04
Im "Bibel-Gürtel" im Süden der USA gilt noch in vielen Städten die
Prohibition. Wirtschaftskreise versuchen mit vereinten Kräften dies zu
While much of America put Prohibition to rest 73
years ago, large parts of the South have remained
strictly off-limits to alcohol sales. Since 2002,
business groups have spent upwards of $15 million
on campaigns, including professional lobbyists, to
persuade voters in some 200 dry towns and 25 dry
counties in six Southern states to legalize
alcohol sales in stores and restaurants.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 08/14/06)
The New York Times, 08/12/06 (payable)
Die EU erinnert daran, dass am 24. Mai 2006 ein überarbeiteter Vorschlag
für ein Aktionsprogramm der Gemeinschaft im Bereich der Gesundheit
2007-2013 angenommen wurde.
Following the European Council budgetary
discussion in December 2005, the budget for health
action was set at a level approximately one third
of the level foreseen in the proposal of April
2005. A revised proposal for a
Programme of Community Action in the Field of
Health 2007-13 was therefore adopted
on 24 May 2006.
The objectives are:
• Improve citizens’ health security
• Promote health to improve prosperity and
• Generate and Disseminate Health Knowledge
Amerikaner trinken mehr und häufiger Alkohol. Die Anzahl der
Konsumierenden ist seit 1939 praktisch gleich geblieben. (Im
Durchschnitt bei 63%)
Americans Drinking More Alcohol
Americans are drinking alcohol more often, and beer is back on top as
the beverage of choice, according to a new Gallup Poll, conducted July 6-9 among a national sample of 1,007 people
aged 18 and older. It showed 64% of Americans say they drink alcoholic
beverages at an average 0f 63% since 1939. However, the most recent poll shows the frequency of drinking has risen
over the last 10 years. The 2006 poll showed 71% of American drinkers said
they had an alcoholic drink in the last week, which is significantly
higher than the 54% who said the same in 1996. Also on the rise is the number of drinks Americans are drinking. The
poll shows those who drink alcohol report drinking an average of 4.5
drinks per week, compared with 2.8 in 1996.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -8/7/06)
CBS News, 8/1/06
Die Überprüfung der staatlichen Schnaps-Administration in New York ergab
Sour Mix for Liquor Industry
The State Liquor Authority's job, through its Division of Alcoholic
Beverage Control, is to regulate and oversee New York's considerable
alcohol industry. But a critical audit released Tuesday by Comptroller
Alan Hevesi's office raises doubts as to what the SLA has been up to. Auditors found a systematic pattern in the years 2003-2005 of the
authority turning a blind eye to monitoring liquor wholesalers and their
pricing and distribution practices, or enforcing rules, regulations and
laws against them.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -8/7/06)
Im ersten Halbjahr 2006 sponserte die amerikanische Bier-Verteil- Lobby in
Illinois die Parlamentarier mit über $335'000.
Beer Lobby Pours Money into political
Newly released campaign finance data show the Associated Beer
Distributors of Illinois spent more than $335,000 in the first half of
this year. That's significantly more than the well-heeled lobbying
organization has spent in any other six-month period in at least the past
10 years, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis of the records.
Most of that money went directly to state legislators as they were
considering a proposal by beer distributors to crack down on a small but
growing competitive threat: direct shipping of wine from winemakers to
customers connected via the Internet.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -8/7/06)
Der australische Gesundheitsminister empfiehlt in der neuen
Alkoholstrategie der Regierung eine 10% Alkoholsteuer.
Australia Considers 'Health
Tax' on Alcohol. A proposed 10-percent tax
on alcoholic beverages is being pitched as a way
to cut binge drinking in Australia by raising
prices, but a leading addiction expert said the
tax only makes sense if proceeds go toward
prevention and treatment programs, the
Australian Broadcasting Co. reported 8/6/06.
Join Together, 8/7/06)
Comment: Research shows that rising prices
reduces consumption of young and strong
drinkers. But only small taxes bring no success. A
minimum price is needed as well.
In den USA ist die jährliche Umfrage über das Sozial- Prestige der Berufe
According to the results of the annual Harris Poll measuring public
perceptions of 23 professions and occupations, firefighters, doctors, and
nurses are seen as prestigious occupations by U.S. adults, while business
executives, stockbrokers and real estate agents are at the opposite end of
the spectrum. Six occupations are perceived to have "very great"
prestige by at least half of all adults: firefighters (63%), doctors (58%), nurses (55%), scientists (54%), teachers (52%), military officers (51%).
Since 1977 Scientists have fallen 12 points from 66 to 54
percent and Teachers are the only occupation, among the 11
tracked since 1977, to see a rise in prestige (+23 points).
for Media Research, 8/8/06)
Comment: Do you wonder why the Scientists have fallen 12 points?
Wer das letzten Monat in England eingeführte Identitätskarten-Gesetz
bricht, kann bis zu 10 Jahren Gefängnis erhalten.
Stiff Penalties for
Using Fake ID in U.K.. Youths who use fake ID to buy alcohol in the
U.K. are breaking a new law that could cost them
10 years in prison. The Identity Cards Act 2006 was introduced last
month. "Although most licensees are well aware of
their responsibilities about serving under-18s, we
are still catching youngsters who are trying to
get round the system by producing and using a
range of fake identity cards," said Sgt. Boyd
Weddell of the Newcastle police. "We want these youngsters
to know the trouble they could be in if they are
caught with them. Now, not only could they be
liable to committing offenses under the Licensing
Act, but also the Identity Cards Act, which has a
maximum punishment of 10 years imprisonment."
Join Together, 8/4/06)
Ein $109.7 Mio. Urteil gegen einen Konzessionär eines Giants Stadions in
einem Alkohol-am-Steuer-Fall wurde durch ein Appelationsgericht in New
Aramark Alcohol Verdict. A $109.7-million jury
verdict against a Giants Stadium concessionaire in
a high-profile drunk-driving case has been
overturned by a New Jersey appeals court. In 1999, a drunk Giants fan crashed his car
into another carrying Antonia Verni, 2, leaving
her a quadriplegic. Verni's parents sued Aramark
Corp., saying that a company employee kept serving
beer to the drunk fan, Daniel Lanzaro, and
contributed to the crash. But this week, the state Appellate Division
ruled that Superior Court Judge Richard J. Donohue
made "multiple errors" in the case, and threw out
Join Together, 8/4/06)
Google offeriert gratis Web-Inserate für Non-Profit-Organisationen.
Web Ads to Nonprofits: Google AdWords provides free online advertising to nonprofit groups,
the Internet search portal has announced. AdWords awards are arranged through the Google Grants program and
support nonprofit community-based groups involved in science and
technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth
advocacy, and the arts. In-kind ads are intended to help groups inform and
engage their constituents, raise awareness and drive traffic to their
websites. Application deadline is open. AdWords grants are good for at least
three months of advertising. Only 501(c)3 nonprofits may apply. See the Google
Grants website. (Source:
Joint Together, 8/4/06
Experten in England verlangen eine Reform der Drogen-Klassifizierung, um
legale Drogen einzubeziehen. (Quelle:
Join Together, 2.8.06)
Experts Urge Reform of U.K. Drug
Classification to Include Legal Drugs. Researchers David Nutt of
the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and Colin Blakemore, CEO of
the Medical Research Council, ranked legal and illegal drugs by their
addictive qualities, social harm, and physical damage and compared their
list to the U.K.'s current drug-classification scheme, which only includes
illicit drugs. They found that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than
drugs like LSD and ecstasy -- both considered Class A drugs (most
dangerous) by Great Britain. Nutt and Blakemore placed heroin and cocaine
at the top of their list of dangerous drugs; alcohol was ranked fifth,
ahead of prescription tranquilizers and amphetamines, and tobacco was
ninth, ahead of marijuana, which is considered a Class C drug in Britain.
LSD was ranked 14th, while ecstasy was ranked 18th.
Eine Auszeichnung durch den US-Präsidenten für Anstrengungen, um in
Baltimore Gewalt, Alkohol und Drogen zu reduzieren.
Medical News Today, 3.8.06)
Presidential Award For Effort To Reduce Violence, Alcohol And Drugs In
Baltimore Neighborhoods. Walking through the streets of inner- city
Baltimore, Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., could see the conditions that
contributed to the alcohol and other drug use among young people and the
violence that often ensued. She wanted to pinpoint environmental factors
such as broken windows and the number of bars and liquor stores that
children are exposed to, and clarify how those and other factors are
linked to violence and drugs in those communities. Based on the success of
this research, Furr-Holden, 32, was awarded the Presidential Early Career
Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bush at the White House on
July 26, 2006. The prestigious award provides Furr- Holden with up to
$500,000 each year over five years to continue in this area of research.
Ofcom, die britische Aufsichtsbehörde für Kommunikation, nimmt ITV
in die Pflicht.
Ofcom takes ITV to task after it allows Cobra beer advertising
around a screening of Mary Poppins. Under recent advertising rules,
alcohol advertisements are banned from appearing in or around
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -31.7.06)
The Publican, 3.8.06
Als Reklame der Woche zeigt Advertising Age heute einen Spot von Patron
Tequila vom 24.7.06
Patron Ad Mixes Sex and Tequila
The scene opens on a bedroom floor, with the camera panning over a wild
scatter of rapidly shed clothing, a one-third-empty bottle of Patron
Tequila and a bed where a naked couple lay tangled in purple silk sheets.
Curiously, the code of the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. prohibits
this in ads. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, -7/31/06)
Diageo ist auch Sponsor beim Jazz-Festival in Montreux.
Diageo is sponsor at the Montreux Jazz Festival too.
It replaces the cigarette firm BAT.
logo is only in a protected way visible. It remembers to Vodka
Smirnoff. The filename is "smirnoff.gif".
||Nachtrag zum 29.6.06:
Das Racing-Team McLaren-Mercedes hat als Sponsor die Zigaretten durch
Johnnie Walker Whisky (Diageo) ersetzt.
“As the world’s
number-one Deluxe Scotch whisky, JOHNNIE WALKER® recognizes its
in educating consumers about drinking responsibly,” said Chris Parsons,
Vice President of Scotch, Diageo North America. “This campaign was borne
from our commitment to continuously strive to be at the forefront of
industry efforts to promote responsible decisions about drinking.
Comment: Pure hypocrisy.
||Nachtrag zum 29.6.06:
Das Racing-Team McLaren-Mercedes hat als Sponsor die Zigaretten durch
Johnnie Walker Whisky (Diageo) ersetzt.
In addition to our entry on 6/29/06:
The Racing team McLaren Mercedes has replaced the sponsor Cigarettes West
by Johnnie Walker Whisky (Diageo).
||Das Staatsparlament von North Carolina, USA
hat ein Gesetz beschlossen, das den Richtern in Fällen von Alkohol am
Steuer weniger Freiheit zur Beurteilung gibt.
Lawmakers Strip Power from DWI Judges
North Carolina drivers who blow a .08-percent blood-alcohol reading in
roadside sobriety tests will have little room to argue against the
presumption of impairment under a measure approved this week by the state
legislature. Trial lawyers complain that the measure -- passed 109-0 in
the House and 47-1 in the Senate, and headed for approval by Gov. Mike
Easley -- won't allow defendants to argue that they were not impaired, and
relies too much on a single piece of equipment to determine guilt.
The bill, which came after a task force on DWI issued recommendations,
also imposes tougher penalties for drunk driving, expands the definition
of driving while impaired, outlaws alcohol consumption for anyone under
age 21, and requires more recordkeeping for keg sales. (Source:
Join Together, 7/28/06) The
Charlotte Observer, 7/27/06
||Das Center for Science in the Public Interest
Alcohol Policies Project hat seinen
Washington Report Juli 2006 veröffentlicht.
|The Center for Science in the
Public Interest -
Alcohol Policies Project has issued its
Washington Report July 2006
Content re alcohol, with details
on pending alcohol-bill projects:
||Der Trend zu Bio-Produkten hat nach den
Nahrungs-mitteln auch den amerikanischen Bier-Markt erreicht.
Organic Beer Market
Attracts Big Brewers
Riding the rising tide of organic foods, small
brewers started marketing organic beers to
distinguish themselves from mass-market brews. But
now, companies like Anheuser-Busch are entering
the organic beer market, too which is
test-marketing a pair of organic beers: Wild Hops
lager and Stone Mill pale ale. Sales of organic beer rose from $9 million in
2003 to $19 million in 2005, according to the
Organic Trade Association.
Join Together, 7/27/06)
Associated Press, July 16, 2006
||In den USA zeichnet sich ein Mangel an
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction
Professionals, is predicting that the U.S.
could face a shortage of addiction counselors as a
cadre of longtime professionals reach retirement
age without younger counselors to replace them. According to NAADAC, 80 percent of addiction
counselors are between ages 40-50; in Ohio, the
average age is 50, and most counselors say they
plan to retire during the next decade.
Lack of good pay is preventing young
professionals from entering the field: an
entry-level addiction counselor can expect to earn
$16,000-$25,000 a year. Within a year or two,
they're leaving the field because the money isn't
good enough to stay.
Join Together, 7/26/06)
||Eine neue Alcopop-Generation kommt auf den
Markt: Ein Malzgetränk auf der Basis von Früchten und Rahm, mit 5%
Adding Multimedia World's First Fruit and Cream-Based Premium
Malt Beverage Hits the Market; Hard CreamerTM Brand Establishes
New ''Malternative'' Category - Captures Essence and Taste of Freshly
Blended Tropical Cocktails.
B2 Beverage Company today announced the launch of its "first in
category" non-carbonated tropical fruit and cream flavored premium malt
beverage line called Hard CreamerTM, along with its sub-brand
KalimaTM Hawaiian Hard Creamer. The new products
will initially roll out in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. National distribution is expected
within a year. (Source: Marine Institute Alcohol News, -24.7.06)
Pressemitteilung Business Wire, 7/24/06
||Alkohol im Cyberspace: Alkoholwerbung in
||Booze in Cyberspace: Alcohol Marketing
in Youth-Friendly Media. From podcasts to television on cell phones, the ways people get
information are changing faster than regulations can keep up. As forms
of "new media" emerge and become more sophisticated, alcohol companies
are among the first to take advantage of these new marketing
Marin Institute Alcohol News, 7/24/06)
Newsletter von Eurocare für Juni/Juli 06 ist erschienen.
||Eurocare has issued Newsletter
June/July 2006. There are lots of interesting items about alcohol politics
in Europe. E.g. the announcement of the
Second Conference "Bridging
the Gap" in November 06 in Helsinki.
||Pete Coors, der Chief Executive der grossen
US-Brauerei Coors Brewing Co. verlor seinen Fahrausweis wegen Fahrens
unter dem Einfluss von Alkohol.
||Beer executive Pete Coors'
driver's license was revoked after a hearing officer ruled on July 14 that
Coors had been driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol level of
Associated Press reported on July 16. 'I made a mistake,' said Coors
in a prepared statement on July 13. 'I should have planned ahead for a
ride. For years, I've advocated the responsible use of our company's
products. That's still my message, and our company's message, and it's the
right message. I am sorry that I didn't follow it myself.' (Source:
Join Together, 7/18/06)
||Im US Bundesstaat New Hampshire wird ab 2008
der vertikale Fahrausweis eingeführt.
||New Hampshire, USA
Adopts Vertical Drivers' License Law
New Hampshire drivers under 21 will have vertical licenses thanks to a
bill signed into law by Governor John Lynch in a ceremony last week,
according to a July 12 press release from
New Futures. (12.7.06) Starting in January 2008, standard licenses
will still be printed horizontally, but those under the legal drinking age
will be immediately identifiable by their vertical licenses. At
least thirteen states have adopted vertical drivers' license laws.
Join Together, 17.7.06)
||Forscher in Neuseeland drängen die Regierung,
das Mindestalter für Alkoholkonsum wieder zu erhöhen.
Researchers in New Zealand urge Government to raise drinking age.
Otago University medical researchers are urging the Government to raise
the drinking age after finding significantly more teenagers are involved
in alcohol-related smashes, injury accidents and poisonings than before
the age was lowered.
A public hearing on the Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction)
Bill, which proposes raising the drinking age from 18 to 20, was held in
Health News, 13.7.06)
||Im kalifornischen Marin County (USA) wurde
ein historischer Meilenstein erreicht.
||Rejecting Alcohol Sponsorship
Marin County Makes History
Marin County, California, recently broke new ground by passing an
historic ordinance banning alcohol sponsorship at the County Fair. The
Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the proposal in
February 2006-making it the first known ordinance of its kind in
California, and possibly the nation.
The alcohol sponsorship ordinance is the culmination of several years of
work to limit alcohol advertising and promotions targeting young people
in Marin County. Led by the Marin Youth Health Advisory Council, a
coalition of 11 community groups under the name Play Fair worked with
the Fair organizers and the Board of Supervisors to first replace Miller
Brewing Company as the title sponsor and then pass a permanent ban.
Marin Institute, July 10, 2006
full text of article
||Forschungsarbeiten legen nahe, dass Alkohol
den Gehirnen Jugendlicher mehr Schaden zufügt als bisher angenommen.
Neurology of Teenage Drinking "Mounting research suggests that alcohol causes more damage to the
developing brains of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them
significantly more than it does adult. The findings, though preliminary,
have demolished the assumption that people can drink heavily for years before
causing themselves significant neurological injury."
York Times, July 4, 2006) Free registration required.
World Health News 7.7.06
||Eine neue Studie in den USA schätzt die
sozialen Kosten des Alkoholkonsums von Minderjährigen auf $62 Mia..
Underage Drinking Costs Society More than Illicit
Drugs, Study Says.
A new study estimates that underage drinking costs
the U.S. $62 billion a year and results in 3,200 deaths and 2.6 million
other 'harmful events.'
Join Together, 6.7.06)
||The Health and Social
Campaigners’ Network international (HSCNetwork international) has issued
Newsletter Nr. 30
with our Project-Idea.
The global virtual network for
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||Die Produzenten von JOHNNIE WALKER© haben
diese Woche eine Kampagne über die Wichtigkeit verantwortungsbewusster
Entscheidungen beim Alkohol Konsumieren gestartet.
||The makers of JOHNNIE WALKER© this week launched "Winners Always Stay
in Control," an unprecedented campaign on the importance of making
responsible decisions about drinking. The U.S. Hispanic effort features
one of the best drivers in racing: world-famous Team McLaren Mercedes
Formula One driver, Juan Pablo Montoya.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol
Auto Channel, June 21, 2006
||Ab August 2007 wird in den USA ein "Netz der
Grossen Zehn" mit einem eigenen Sendekanal dafür sorgen, dass
keine Alkoholreklame bei Sportsübertragungen gesendet wird.
A sports network without beer advertising? It's coming next year when
the Big Ten Conference launches a 24-hour network dedicated to the
athletic events of its 11 member schools. Channel, to be majority-owned by the conference and operated in
partnership with Fox Cable Networks, won't accept alcohol ads. The Big Ten network launches in August 2007 and
will carry live football and basketball games as well as other sports, and
classic versions of memorable games.
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News,
Media Daily News, 22.6.2006, Gratisregistrierung)
||Eine hochkarätige Arbeitsgruppe in den USA
verlangt in einem Bericht, dass die Bundesstaaten ihre Führungsrolle
Citing the "almost incalculable"
toll that alcohol and other drug addiction takes on society, a Join
Together policy panel called on states to take a leadership role in
addressing the need for more drug treatment and prevention by improving
how services are organized, delivered, paid for, and measured. The "Blueprint for the States" policy panel, led by former
Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, noted
in its "Blueprint
for the States: Policies to Improve the Ways States Organize and Deliver
Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment" report that states bear
many of the costs of alcohol and other drug addiction, spending an
estimated 13 percent of their budgets on addiction-related problems. The report stressed that "state governments hold the keys to their own
recovery from the financial and human waste caused by excessive alcohol
and illicit-drug use.
(Source: Join Together, 6/26/06) "Blueprint
for the States: Policies to Improve the Ways States Organize and Deliver
Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment" report
||In den USA ist ein Rauchersatz in Flaschen im
Verkauf: Nic Lite
Nicotine Drink Marketed as Smoking Substitute
Nic Lite, a
lemon-flavored drink containing nicotine, is being pitched as a way for
smokers to get their fix of the drug in places where they can't go for a
ABC News reported June 24. An 8-ounce bottle of Nic Lite contains
about the same amount of nicotine as two cigarettes. The drink was
initially pitched to air travelers at Los Angeles International Airport
barred from smoking on airplanes; now, the drink is also being sold in
some convenience stores. June 26, 2006
(Source: Join Together, 6/26/06)
||Die EU veröffentlicht ihre Aktionsprogramme
2007-13 für Konsumentenschutz und öffentliche Gesundheit
Consumer and public health action programmes 2007-13
||Die EU-Kommission veröffentlicht ein GRÜNBUCH
über Die Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft in der Drogenpolitik der
||The EU-Commission publishes a
GREEN PAPER on the role of Civil Society in Drugs Policy in the European
26-06-2006 - On this World Drugs Day, the EU Commission launches a
Consultation of Civil Society on its Green paper in the Drugs Field.
||L'A.N.P.A.A. hat einen Prozess wegen
unkorrekter Bierreklame gewonnen.
The Association nationale de prévention en alcoologie et
addictologie won a courtcase against the société Brasseries Kronembourg,
the Société France Rail Publicité and the Société Prisma Presse. They hat
used illegal illustrations on their beer advertising. The loi Evin only
allows objective informations. (président J. Bichard du Tribunal de Grande
Instance de Paris, 23.6.06) (Source:
A.N.P.A.A., Press release, 6/23/06)
||Ein Bericht des Instituts für Alkohol Studien
in London könnte eine neue Strategie bei Alkohol am Steuer einleiten.
||Half-Pint Limit Urged for
Drivers Under 21
"Drink-drive limits for young people should be reduced to the equivalent
of half a pint of beer while staying at the current level for the rest of
the population, according to a new report that could shape the direction
of Britain's alcohol strategy."
School of Public Health,6/22/06
The Observer, 6/18/06
||Die einflussreiche medizinische Zeitschrift
The Lancet kritisierte die FIFA, für ihr Sponsoring.
||World Cup organisers were
criticised yesterday in the influential medical journal The Lancet for
accepting sponsorship from fast food giants, fizzy drinks manufacturers
and a major brewer. The authors questioned how such a huge sporting event
could promote health, while giving a marketing platform to McDonald's,
Coca-Cola and Budweiser. This was devaluing the potential health benefits
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, - 6/19/06)
See the Global Resolution.
||Alkoholverkäufe in lokalen Schnapsläden
verstärken die Gewalt in deren Umgebung.
Line Drawn Connecting Violence and Local
Alcohol sales at local liquor stores tend to increase violence in their
neighborhoods regardless of location, while bars tend to make violent
neighborhoods worse, according to a study from the Pacific
Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in California, USA.
Join Together, 6/16/06,
||Ab 1.10.06 kann in Florida, USA Einwohnern,
die Alkohol an Minderjährige abgeben, zusätzlich der Führerausweis
||Judges in Florida will soon have
the power to suspend or revoke the driver's licenses of residents who
supply alcohol to underage drinkers, the
Associated Press reported June 13. Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill that
allows judges to punish alcohol suppliers by taking away their driving
privileges for three to six months on a first offense and up to a year for
subsequent offenses. The measure takes effect on Oct. 1. Suspensions or
revocations would be on top of other criminal charges faced by alcohol
Join Together, 6/15/06
||Eurocare hat einen Newsletter herausgegeben.
is available here.(doc.) Content: e.g. EU-news, the aims of the next
||"The Globe" 2, 2006 ist erschienen.
||The main article presents the
EU-Report: Alcohol in Europe. (Not yet online)
||In den USA wird in Werbekreisen die
Einführung von neuen Werbespots am Radio von 1 Sek. Dauer diskutiert.
Clear Channel, the country's largest operator of radio stations,
is discussing the idea of one-second radio spots with marketers and media buyers. Called "Blinks,"
the new format is being promoted as something that could be used between
(Quelle: Advertising Age)
||Abenteuer und Markenwerbung in Alaska, die
perfekte Sommererfahrung für College Studenten in den USA
Outdoor Adventure and Brand Marketing in Alaska -- The
Perfect Summer Experience for College Students. Six West Coast College Students Selected to Work as
Summer Brand Specialists at Alaskan Brewing Company. During last year's
recruitment period for the inaugural Six Pack program, the company
experienced record sales with increases in excess of 23% across eight
western U.S. states. (Quelle: Marin
Insitute Alcohol News, -6/12/06)
News Releases, June 8, 2006
||Coors Brewing Co. in den USA beginnt mit
einer Inseratenkampagne an die Adresse der spanisch sprechenden
Brewing Co. has unveiled its Lideres advertising campaign, which
showcases key Hispanic leaders in print ads that will run in Hispanic
publications in Dallas/Ft. Worth, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego
starting this month. A local leader will be recognized in the ads: Raul
sponsored by Arizona
State University's Center for Leadership and Civil Rights. (Source: Marin
Insitute Alcohol News, -6/14/06) The
Business Journal, Phoenix, 6/8/06
||In den USA werden alkoholische Energy Drinks
||Though the Jager Bomb (a shot of
Jägermeister and Red Bull) and other potent concoctions have been on
the bar scene for years, beverage companies now are pushing pre-mixed
alcoholic energy drinks. The tall cans sell for about $1.50 at
convenience stores. They have the citrus flavor associated with regular
energy drinks, boast at least 6 percent alcohol content and are also
loaded with ingredients designed to rev you up — caffeine, taurine and
ginseng. There are more than 10 on the market — with names like Tilt,
Sparks, 3Sum and Liquid Charge — and more are coming soon.
Insitute Alcohol News, 6/11/06)
||Die Alkoholindustrie hält am 19./20. Juni 06
ein Treffen ab, wo sie die Selbstregulierung beim Marketing diskutiert.
producers in Asia-Pacific are gathering on 19/20 June in Tokyo to
discuss how best to self-regulate their advertising and marketing. This
workshop will be the first of a series of regional workshops that the
International Center for Alcohol Policies will organize over the next 18
|The Lancet, UK schreibt im heutigen
Editorial: "Die Freihandelsregeln der EU verschlimmern die
||EU's Free Trade Rules Exacerbate
Alcohol-related Harm: Europe's commitment to the common market is
contributing to alcohol-related harm by forcing member states to put
free trade before health, states an Editorial in this week's issue of
The Lancet. Strong evidence shows that higher taxes, restrictions on
alcohol availability, and random breath-testing for drivers could reduce
Europe's growing burden of alcohol-related harm, which causes at least
115 000 deaths every year. However, moves by European governments to
weaken alcohol-control measures--as, for example, the UK has done by
relaxing licensing laws--ignore this evidence and instead pander to
vested interests in free trade and industry, states the Editorial.
News Today, 6/12/06) The
comment at The Lancet
||Bier sei nicht mehr am meisten "in" bei
amerikanischen College- Studenten.
Year after year, drinking beer is typically named the most
"in" thing by college students. But now that title has gone to
Apple Computer's iPod, the Associated
Press reported June 7. The annual Student
Monitor report found that 73 percent of the 1,200 students queried
named the iPod as the coolest thing going, followed by drinking beer and
Facebook.com, a social-networking website for college students.
||Gerichtsbeschlüsse in den USA können
bewirken, dass die Verteilung alkoholischer Getränke verbreitert wird
und die Preise fallen.
Rulings Could Mean Wider Alcohol Distribution, Lower Prices:
Recent court decisions have put a serious dent into long-standing
bans on direct shipment of alcohol to consumers and the traditional role
of liquor wholesalers as middlemen, lawyer Richard Blau said at this
week's annual meeting of the National
Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) in Boston, Mass.If
the decision stands, said Blau, companies like Wal-Mart and Costco could
soon be in a position to "dominate" the alcohol industry and
press for lower costs and pricing.
||In Amerika wird gemeldet, dass in Europa
jährlich 115'000 Personen durch Alkohol den Tod finden.
||Alcohol causes 7.4 percent
of all disease-related and early deaths in Europe, accounting for
115,000 deaths annually, according to a new European Union report. (Join
Together: Alcohol Kills 115,000 Annually in Europe)
See entry on 6/6/06
Comment: In Switzerland the medias don't care.
||Ein britscher Suchtexperte sagt, dass der
Trend zu grössern Weingläsern das Alkoholproblem in England verstärkt.
A British addiction expert says that a trend toward using larger wine
glasses is helping to fuel alcohol problems in the U.K., the Independent
reported June 5. "The size of measures and glasses have grown in recent
said Nick Gully, director of addiction services at the Priory Clinic in
Roehampton, England. "People have become used to these outsized
glasses. They fill them up and believe it's OK because they are only
having one glass, but that can now amount to a third of a bottle."
Join Together, 8.6.06) The Independent,
||Der Gesundheitsminister von Neuseeland hat
die Teilnehmer und die Bedingungen für eine Arbeitsgruppe betr.
||The Ministry of Health in New
Zealand has announced the membership and terms of reference for the
steering group charged with reviewing alcohol advertising regulations.
Ashley Bloomfield, the Ministry's Chief Advisor, Public Health says one
of the New Zealand Health Strategy's 13 priority population health
objectives is based around harm minimisation for alcohol and other drug
use. The aim of the review is to assess whether the current regulatory
framework is achieving its aim of ensuring that alcohol advertising does
not conflict with the need for responsibility and moderation in alcohol
Medical News Today, 6/4/06)
||Die EU hat einen Bericht des IAS Institute of
Alcohol Studies, London veröffentlicht: Alkohol in Europa
||As part of the Health information and knowledge system under the EU
Public Health Programme, a series of health reports have been issued on
various issues concerning public health. As part of this series, the
European Commission put out a call for tender for a report on alcohol
use in Europe, which was contracted to the Institute of Alcohol
Studies in London: Report:
Alcohol in Europe / IOL Europeans heaviest drinkers in the world:
Cape Argus, 4.6.06 / Marin Institute, 5.6.06
||Eine Gruppe von Unternehmern in Maryland, USA
haben im Jahr 2000 das "US Beer Drinking Team" gegründet. Das sei das
nächste sich lukrativ ausbreitende Medium.
||A group of Maryland entrepreneurs
is betting that beer -- you know, the old-timer largely written off in
favor of trendier, faster-growing wine and spirits -- is the next
lucrative emerging media. "It sounds silly, but beer is a bigger
piece of the entertainment business than movies are," said Dennis
Buettner, who, together with two childhood friends (and drinking buddies),
founded the U.S. Beer Drinking Team in 2000. "We think we've got a
way to take advantage of that." The Beer Drinking Team -- which
doesn't actually compete -- has since grown into an aspiring mini media
conglomerate, with 35,000 members, a nationally syndicated radio program
and a mid-seven-figure merchandising business. And it is in talks with
at least three major cable networks about a beer-themed TV program. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 52306 - 53006)
||In Neuseeland verlangt der "Associate Health
Minister" einen alkoholfreien Tag.
||"Associate Health Minister
Jim Anderton is calling for an annual 'alcohol-free day' to highlight
the dangers of the drug. Mr. Anderton, who is in charge of the
Government's drug policy, today said tobacco and alcohol remained the
most widespread and damaging drugs for young people. Huge strides had
been made to curb smoking, but more needed to be done to reduce harmful
drinking."Harvard World Health
||HSCNews International, Ausgabe 29, Mai 06 ist
International, issue 29 (May 2006).
This month’s issue profiles the health campaigning movement in 2006,
looks at campaigners’ visions of healthcare in 2020, and returns to
the subject of pharmaceutical funding.
||Ein neues Gesetz in Oklahoma, USA bringt
harte Strafen für den Alkoholkonsum von Jugendlichen und deren
A new law signed by Oklahoma
Gov. Brad Henry calls for tough new
penalties both for youths in possession of alcohol and those who sell
booze to kids, the Enid
News reported May 19. Under the Prevention of Youth Access to Alcohol
Law, alcohol sellers
face a $500 fine and a year in jail for a first offense,
underage alcohol buyers would face a $300 fine, 30 hours of community
service, and a six-month driver's license revocation for a first offense.
||Der General-Direktor der WHO ist gestorben.
||Dr LEE Jong-wook,
Director-General of the World Health Organization, has died. - He
had been in hospital since Saturday afternoon, where he underwent
surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain (a subdural hematoma). He
had been working for WHO for 23 years. A
tribute to Dr Lee | Selected
photographs | Statement regarding
the Acting Director-General
||Eine Gruppe von 20 General Staatsanwälten auf
Bundesstaatsebene verlangen, dass untersucht wird, in welchem Ausmass
die Alkohol-Werbung den Konsum der Minderjährigen fördert.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should investigate
alcohol-industry marketing to determine the extent to which it increases
underage drinking, according to a coalition of 20 state attorneys
reported May 16 that the AGs asked the FTC to gather "updated data
from alcohol advertisers, including data on expenditures, marketing
practices and independent review procedures." They also asked the
agency to require alcohol companies to restrict their advertising to
publications and broadcasts with audiences comprised of at least 85
percent adults, up from the present standard of 70 percent. In the past, the FTC has rejected the 85-percent
standards, saying it
would limit the industry's ability to market to adults. But the AGs
contend that the standard makes sense because about 15 percent of the
population is between 12 and 20 years old. (Source: Join
||Eine neue Studie in den USA sagt für über
50-Jährige bis 2020 eine Verdoppelung der Abhängigen von Alkohol und
andern Drogen voraus.
A new survey predicts that the number of Americans age 50 or older who
are addicted to alcohol or other drugs will double by 2020, Reuters
reported May 17. Researchers predict that there will be 5 million people age 50 or older
with addictions by 2020, up from 2.5 million in 1999. Misuse of alcohol and
prescription drugs play a huge role in the trend; so is the willingness of
Baby Boomers to take a wide range of drugs to deal with physical and mental
||Für höhere Alkoholsteuern in New Jersey, USA
|The National Council on
Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ)
and the addiction support group Parent to Parent held a joint news
conference at the State House to press legislators to pass an increase
in the alcohol tax and use the revenue to fund more addiction treatment
in the state. (Source:
Join Together, 5/17/06)
||Seit 2002 verkaufen Bars und Restaurants in
Diadema zwischen 23.00 und 06.00 Uhr keinen Alkohol mehr. (Quelle: Marin
Brazil city slashes crime by closing its bars early
A bold and controversial law that shuts down bars and restaurants
after 11 p.m. has turned Diadema, (400'000 inh., near Sao Paulo) one of Brazil's most violent
into an urban model, officials say. The law has cut homicides by 47% and has slashed other crimes
by as much as 80%, traffic
accidents by 30%, assaults against women by 55% and
alcohol-related hospital admissions by 80%, after forcing nearly all of the city's 4,800
bars and restaurants in 2002 to stop selling alcohol between 11 p.m. and
6 a.m. At least 120 towns and cities have now restricted the hours in which alcohol can be
served, and the federal
government now offers additional funds for law enforcement to localities
that implement such measures. (San
Francisco Chronicle, 5/10/06)
||Prinz Charles in England will sich in
sozialpolitische Belange einmischen.
||In an interview in British TV
Prince Charles said it is his duty to interfere in social political
issues and social injustices.
Comment: Did he discover the British alcohol problem yet?
||Join Together gibt Quellen für Tipps zum
TIPS & TRENDS
are many ways for nonprofits to craft and optimize their email,
according to Madeline Stanionis, whose book, Raising Thousands (if Not
Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email, has been excerpted on
to Nonprofit Newsletters
has published a brief guide listing some errors common to many donor
newsletters. The list is excerpted from the book, Raising More Money
with Newsletters Than You Ever Thought Possible, by Tom Ahern.
Join Together, 5/12/06)
||5 von 10 der häufigsten Todesursachen bei den
SW- und N-Prärieindianern in den USA sind alkoholbedingt.
Many Native American Deaths Linked to
Five of the top 10 causes of death among Native Americans are related
to alcohol abuse and dependence, according to researchers from the
University of Colorado at Denver.
News reported March 27 that researcher Jay Shore and colleagues
studied data collected from tribes in the Southwest and Northern Plains
and found that both culturally distinct populations suffered
disproportionately large numbers of deaths from accidents, suicides,
homicides, and cirrhosis. "These causes of deaths occur at rates at
least three to four times the national average," said Shore, head
of the school's American Indian and Alaska Native Programs.
||Der grösste US-Brauer Anheuser-Busch hoffte,
dass die andern Brauereien sich seiner "Here's to Beer"
Inseratenkampagne anschliessen würde.
Campaign Touting Virtues of Beer Gets
Leading U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch was hoping that its "Here's
to Beer" ads would be embraced by its industry rivals, but so far
none have joined the campaign, which touts the social attributes of beer
and its advantages over wine and liquor. The Associated
Press reported May 6 that Anheuser-Busch sent an emissary to other
firms seeking support for the campaign, but no other brewers have
chipped in, saying the ads primarily benefit Busch, the nation's largest
||Die EU-Kommission startet ein neues
Gesundheits- Portal im Internet.
European Commission launches
new Health Portal
The European Commission launched
yesterday the “Health-EU
- a gateway to simple and sound
information on 47 health-related topics. It is aimed
at citizens, patients, healthcare professionals and scientists alike. Web surfers now have
access to over 5,700 links to reliable health sources.
The Portal will be available in all 20 official EU languages by the
end of June 2006. Section "My
||Am 10.5.06 war der jährliche Bier-Lobby-Tag
im amerikanischen Parlament.
alert by Join Together: Yesterday was Big Beer's annual Capitol Hill
lobby day, when beer industry lobbyists drench Congress with their
agenda of lower beer taxes and lax regulation, all the while portraying
the industry as "responsible". We know better, and Congress
should too. Beer lobbyists might be meeting with your legislators right
now, so we need to make sure our side of the story gets heard. Please
take three minutes right now to call your U.S. Representative. Give
legislators and their staff the facts about beer that the lobbyists
(Source: Join Together, 10.5.06, e-mail)
||Der amerikanische National Park Service hat
Werbung in den Parks nun strikte verboten.
||Strict prohibitions on allowing advertising and marketing in the
national parks in return for donations will remain, spelling an end to a
Park Service proposal that called for looser restrictions.
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 5206 - 5806) MSNBC,
||Join Together ruft auf, die Bostoner
Verkehrsbetriebe auzufordern, die Alkoholreklame zu stoppen.
||Action Alert for Boston by Join Together: Remove Alcohol Ads from the
"T". The month of May means prom and graduation parties, a
time when our kids are especially at risk for alcohol-related
injury and death. Unfortunately, the 25,000 Boston-area students who
take the bus and subway to school every day are inundated with alcohol
ads on MBTA property during their commute. Join
||In Louisiana, USA wurde das erste DWI Gericht
Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joseph L. Waitz, Jr. formed the
first Louisiana DWI court. At least 58 DWI courts across the U.S. already provide a combination
of substance use treatment and intensive judicial supervision to
increase public safety.
Together, 5/5/06) The
|Join Together, USA hat per e-mail
Rechenschaft über den bisherigen Erfolg der Get Serious Kampagne
||JoinTogether reported by e-mail about the
success of the Get Serious campaign (www.GetSerious.org)
to break alcohol's grip on America's youth.
- Nearly 6,000 people added their names to the Get Serious petition.
Governors and state legislators in every state have received
petition letters from constituents supporting action against
- Hundreds of you turned out for underage drinking town hall
meetings across the country.
- Over 100 petition signers participated in a nationwide conference
call to develop town hall meeting action strategies.
- The U.S. Surgeon General received letters from hundreds of you,
helping to shape the first-ever national Call to Action to stop
Detailed analysis by Join
||Die EU ruft zur Eingabe von spezifischen
Projekten zur Konsumenten Politik auf.
||Call for specific
projects. The EU-Commission provides financial support for
specific projects realised at national or European level, intended to
implement the objectives of the consumer policy. The
deadline for submissions is 30 June 2006.
EUROPA - Consumer Affairs - Information and Notices
||Jugendliche und Alkoholiker sind für die
amerikanische Bierindustrie ein grosser Markt.
Teens, Alcoholics Big Market for Beer,
The alcohol industry makes an estimated $22.5 billion by selling
to underage drinkers and another $25.8 billion from sales to alcoholics
and other problem drinkers, according to a report from the National
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse(CASA). The Bergen
Record reported May 1 that the report -- based on a review of
previously published studies -- estimated that underage drinkers account
for 17.5 percent of all alcohol sales in the U.S., while problem
drinkers account for an additional 20 percent. (Quelle: Join
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Comment: In Switzerland 11% of the population above 15 years
consume 50% of the total consumption.
||2003 wurden in den USA fast 210'000 Patienten
in Gemeindespitälern wegen Alkoholmissbrauchsschäden behandelt.
America's community hospitals treated nearly 210,000 patients for
alcohol abuse disorders in 2003 at a cost of about $2 billion, according
to HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Medical News Today, 5/3/06)
||"Wachthunde" haben in den USA die Coors
Brewing Company veranlasst, ihr Co-Sponsoring eines für Jugendliche ab
13 freigegebenen Films zurückzunehmen.
Watchdogs Stop Coors' Co-Promotion with "Scary Movie
A coalition aligned against the alcohol industry's youth-targeted
marketing efforts has stopped Coors Brewing Company from using "Scary
Movie 4" as a vehicle for reaching millions of teens. But after Marin Institute, Youth Leadership Institute and California
Friday Night Live Partnership launched the "Scary Beer Ads Campaign"
against Coors' youth-targeted marketing in "Scary Movie 3,"
the company backed off its plans for the next film. The film grossed
more than $67 million through April 27,
including a $40 million opening weekend that set an Easter weekend
Source: Marin Institute,
Beer Ads Campaign Headquarters
||Der Kanton Zug hat als erster Kanton einen
Alkohol-Aktions-Plan 2006-11 herausgebracht.
"Drogenkonferenz" of Canton of Zug, Switzerland (which
consists of 3 (of 7) ministers and 4 (of 11) representatives of the
municipality) has approved the Alcohol Action Plan 2006 - 2011 of the
Canton of Zug. This Alcohol Action Plan is in line with the EAAP
(National Alcohol Action Plan) and has targets in the fields of
information, early intervention and law restrictions. An
evaluation is planned for 2011 and an adapted alcohol action plan for
2012 - ?.
the Alcohol Action Plan 2006 - 2011 of the Canton of Zug is only
available in German. Questions on the establishing of this plan as well
as about the details of the planned activities may be addressed to:
||Kanada wendet jährlich C$40 Milliarden auf
für Schäden bezüglich Alkohol und andern Drogen.
Canada racks up C$40 billion in annual costs attributable to alcohol
and other drug addiction, according to the
Center on Substance Abuse.
News reported April 26 that the tally includes health-care costs,
lost productivity, and the expense of court cases and prison.
||Der Front-Artikel von Harvard's World Health
News: Die jungen Missbraucher von Alkohol: Trinker, früher.
||The Front-Article on Harvard's World Health
News Newsletter: Alcohol's Young Abusers: Drunker, Earlier
A Shot at Sobriety - The moment Jessica Smith stepped into Campus Middle
School in Greenwood Village, fresh from private school, people treated
her like an outsider. She only felt accepted after a partynight with
plenty of alcohol. She wondered afterwards what happened to her.
A report from The Denver Post "Colorado ranks second in the nation
for substance-abuse problems, but spends the least on prevention,
treatment and research for alcohol and drug abuse among 47 states,
according to The National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at
(Source: e-mail newsletter Harwards World Health News; Denver Post)
||Anheuser-Busch's letztes Marketing-Werkzeug
ist ein Witz - wirklich. (Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 41806 -
||A-B's latest marketing tool is a joke -
As young adults spend more and more time on the Internet,
Anheuser-Busch Cos. aims to keep this generation's attention through its
sponsorship of a new humor Web site. The country's largest brewer is
sponsoring and providing its own humorous ads to a new Web site called
Jokebox, the creation of brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis.
||Ärzte im US-Bundesstaat Connecticut
verlangen, dass ein Gesetz geändert werden sollte, das es Versicherern
erlaubt, die Bezahlung für Behandlungen bei alkohol- oder andern Drogen
bedingten Unfällen zu verweigern.
||A Connecticut law that allows insurers
to refuse to pay for injuries sustained while victims were under the
influence of alcohol or other drugs should be repealed, physicians say.
Mark Kraus, chair of the Connecticut
State Medical Society's committee on addiction medicine, told state
lawmakers that the exclusion law effectively prevents doctors from
screening patients for alcohol or other drugs, out of fear that the test
results could result in nonpayment by insurers. Colorado
recently repealed its exclusion law, and Hawaiian lawmakers are
considering a similar proposal. But repeal legislation failed in
Illinois and Wyoming.
||Der Tod eines Parlamentarier- Sohnes in
Iowa, USA sollte beitragen, das Gesetz zu verschärfen. Es gelang nicht.
The death of Nick Bisignano offered a textbook example of the tragic mix
of underage drinking and speeding. The 17-year-old son of a former state
lawmaker--a friend of the governor's--was killed a few miles from Iowa's
Statehouse in a crash that generated extensive media coverage.
It was a dramatic story some believed could be used to persuade parents
and lawmakers to toughen teen driving restrictions. But the law proposal
was overloaded and failed.
Harvard World Health News, 5/5/06)
||Join Together bringt einen Cartoon als
Aufhänger für eine Aktion.
Join Together has a new
alert with a cartoon: Put
kids' lives ahead of
alcohol industry profits. Send it to friends.
Join Together, 4/18/06)
||Die grössten US-Bierbrauer liefern sich
wieder teure Marketing-Kämpfe.
||Category Wars: Miller Lite's Heavy Hitters
Try To Nip A-B In The Bud. Lite's budget is expected to at least match its $217
million media spend in 2005, per Nielsen Monitor-Plus. Anheuser-Busch
spent $525 million on media last year, including $175 million behind Bud
Light. A-B will spend $600 million this year just on marketing its
sports and entertainment assets across all brands, per Beer Marketer's
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, 4/11-17/06) Brandweek,
||In Maine, USA haben 80% der High School
Seniors mit dem Alkoholkonsum begonnen und fast die Hälfte trinkt
regelmässig. Das Alkohol-Marketing ist überall.
||Marketing encourages teen drinking. Our
children live in an alcohol-saturated culture. The threat of alcohol
abuse is so pervasive that we don't even see it anymore. But with 80
percent of Maine high school seniors having started to drink and nearly
half reporting that they drink regularly, alcohol is by far the biggest
drug threat facing our families.
Institute, 4/11-17/06) Bangor
Daily News, 4/13/06
||Die City of Oakland, Kalifornien, USA hat
auf die alkoholbedingten Probleme reagiert. (Siehe 19.2.06)
||Oakland’s Answer: Community Collaboration.
Late last year, the City of Oakland, California, was confronted with
several alcohol-related controversies, ranging from vandalism at liquor
stores to complaints about a giant alcohol billboard ad. By Oakland's
innovative community law program, the city is bringing its liquor stores
into compliance with current operating codes. Already, the city has
imposed dozens of new operating conditions on local stores to reduce
nuisance and crime in hard hit areas.
||Im US Staat Texas hört man auf, Undercover-
Beamte in die Bars zu schicken, um Betrunkene aufzuspüren.
||The state of Texas has stopped sending
undercover officers into bars to look for drunks. The Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission, facing harsh public criticism, said it had
suspended the enforcement effort. The program is now under review to
determine the best way to proceed." (See 3/30/06)
||In England wächst die Zahl der gemeldeten
Notfälle wegen Alkohol in den Spitälern .
Accident and emergency departments in th UK are seeing a dramatic increase in
the number of patients arriving with alcohol-related complaints - with
seven out of 10 citing a rise in numbers over the last five years. Doctors have seen patients as young as one admitted with
alcohol-related problems, with one in five departments admitting
11-year-olds for binge drinking, and a further quarter admitting
patients as young as 12. The growth - which coincides with the increasing prevalence of
cheap alcopops and the introduction of 24-hour drinking - means nearly
six out of 10 feel their departments are coming under pressure,
according to the survey carried out for BBC One's Six O'Clock News.
World Health News, 4/14/06
Guardian Unlimited, 4/10/06
||Der Senat von Oklahoma, USA beschliesst ein
Gesetz mit Strafen für den Alkoholkonsum von Minderjährigen.
||Oklahoma youths caught illegally trying
to buy alcohol would face hefty fines and community service under a bill
passed 45-1 by the state Senate.
||Anheuser-Busch schloss mit Fox und CBS
Exklusiv- Verträge ab.
Anheuser-Busch Cos., brewer of Budweiser, Michelob and Busch beers,
reached agreements with News Corp.'s Fox network and CBS Corp. to remain the
only alcohol advertiser during telecasts of the National Football League's
Super Bowl in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. As part of its agreement with Fox, Anheuser-Busch also will be the
exclusive alcohol advertiser on Fox's telecast of the college football Bowl
Championship Series through 2010. (Source: Marin
Tribune, April 4, 2006
||Rum-Produzent Bacardi startet im Mai eine
Marken-Web- und Mobile- Radiostation in den USA und in London.
||Rum maker Bacardi is set to launch a branded
Web and mobile radio station in May in the U.S. and London. The service,
designed by creative agency Cake Media, is an extension of the brand's
music-centric marketing efforts over the past few years.
Institute, 4/4-10/06) ClickZ
News, April 10, 2006
||Im Alameda County, USA hat die Bevölkerung
ein Mitspracherecht bei der Erteilung neuer Alkohol- Lizenzen.
||County supervisors of Alameda County Tuesday initially approved a
regulation that gives the public a voice in telling the state Alcohol
Beverage Control (ABC) agency whether new alcohol sales licenses should be
The number of alcohol-related crimes in an area also
will influence the county's recommendation to the ABC.
Institute, 4/4-10/06 Inside Bay Area - IBA - Daily Review
||Anheuser-Busch meldete eine Partnerschaft
mit einem wichtigen Mobil- Telefon-Service.
Alcohol industry watchdog groups are accusing Anheuser-Busch of
marketing beer to underage drinkers after the brewer announced a
partnership to advertise on a major cellphone service. The campaign will allow the No. 1 brewer to market Bud
Light and Budweiser Select to 21- to 35-year-olds. The deal calls for
A-B to broadcast 18 ads per hour across MobiTV's 30 channels. (Source: Marin
Institute, 4/6/06) Join
||In den USA hat eine kritische Bürgerbewegung
(Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), Geld von den Tabak- und
Group Took Money from Alcohol, Tobacco Industries.
This membership organization that describes its mission as aiming
to "eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal
government," quietly took large donations from big corporate
interests to indirectly lobby on their behalf.
Join Together, 6.4.06) St.
Petersburg Times, 04/02/06
Against Government Waste (CAGW)
||Das britische Journal of Psychopharmacology
wird in der Mai-Nummer eine Reihe Artikel bringen zum Thema "Worin
besteht die Rolle der Pharmakologie beim Finden von Alternativen zu
What Is Pharmacology's Place In Finding Alternatives To
Journal of Psychopharmacology is proud to be publishing this leading
research on the place of pharmacology in finding alternatives for
alcohol. The following papers appear in the May 2006 issue:
* Alcohol alternatives - a goal for psychopharmacology, by David J Nutt, Ian
* Harm reduction - lessons learned from tobacco control, by Marcus R
* For alcohol alternatives, the science is not the hardest part, by
* The regulatory challenges in engineering a safer tipple, by Wayne Hall
Medical News Today, 8.4.06) BAP
Britisch Assoc. for Psychopharmacology
||Miss America Gets MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and The
Miss America Organization launched a national partnership between MADD
and Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry. As a new MADD national
spokesperson, Miss America will promote her platform Building
Intolerance to Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking—the first of
its kind in the history of Miss America. Join
Over the past six years, the World Health Organization has undertaken
a new assessment of the global burden of disease for 2000-2. The World
Health Organization has also invested in improving the conceptual,
methodological, and empirical basis of burden of disease assessments and
the assessment of the disease and injury burden from major risk factors.
During 1999-2004, the authors of this volume and many collaborators from
around the world worked intensively to assemble an updated,
comprehensive assessment of the global burden of disease and its causes.
The Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors is the
definitive, scientific account of these efforts and of the health
conditions of the world's population at the beginning of the 21st
century. This book includes a full account of methods, the complete
results of recent work, and an assessment of trends for total mortality
and for major causes of death among children under five. In addition,
two chapters cover sensitivity and uncertainty analyses in relation to a
broad range of potentially important parameters.
||Der amerikanische Biergigant Anheuser-Busch
dringt in den Bio-Markt ein.
||It's a lager that goes by Wild Hop, and it's
being cold-brewed in at the St. Louis-based company's Fairfield plant. A
second organic beer, Stone Mill Pale Ale, is being brewed at
Anheuser-Busch's Redhook brewery in Portsmouth, N.H., and will be here
shortly. Anheuser-Busch is dipping a finger into the waters of this
potentially lucrative market.
Institute Alcohol News, 29.3.06) San
Francisco Chronicle, 03/30/2006
||Der Bier-Reklame-Kodex der amerikanischen
Bier- Industrie habe riesige Löcher, findet die Direktorin für Media-
Überwachung des Marin Institutes.
"The beer ad code has loopholes that are big enough to drive a
team of Clydesdales through," said Laurie Leiber, director for
media advocacy at the Marin Institute. The Beer Institute's code was made
weaker, not stronger, by changes
in January. One loophole, she said, allows for the
portrayal of illegal activity in ads as long as it "is a basic
element or feature of a parody or spoof and is readily identifiable as
such. They're writing guidelines to allow themselves to do what
they've been doing all along." (Source:
Institute Alcohol News, 29.3.06)
||An den Schulen in Vermont USA hat ein
Alkohol- Präventionsprogramm Erfolg.
The results of the 2005 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey suggest
that the state's D.E.T.E.R. (Drug Education, Treatment, Enforcement and
Rehabilitation) program is effective at preventing youth alcohol use. Since 1999, the survey results
indicate, the number of 8th through
12th graders who reported using alcohol has declined from 46 to 37
percent. Nonetheless, Vermont still has one of the ten highest rates of
binge drinking among 18 to 25 year olds in the country.
Substance abuse counselors funded by the D.E.T.E.R. program serve 92 of
Vermont's 157 public schools with grades seven or higher, and the
governor's 2007 budget proposal includes funding to bring counselors to
the remaining 65 schools.
Together, 3/29/06) Burlington
Free Press, 4/1/06
||In allen 50 Bundesstaaten der USA wurden
diese Woche "Stadthaus- Meetings abgehalten zum Thema Alkoholkonsum der
Local communities convened about 1,200 town-hall
meetings across the U.S. this week to raise awareness about underage
drinking and spur action to address the problem.
Funded by small grants from the federal Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the meetings
were held in all 50 states with the theme "Start Talking Before They
Start Drinking." A broad spectrum of community leaders came together to
discuss ways to prevent underage drinking by reducing demand, availability,
and access to alcohol. (Source: Join
||Die US-Forst Verwaltung will ihre
Landschaften, Strassen, Häfen und Skiorte für Firmenwerbung öffnen.
National Forests To Allow Corporate Ads: Local Restrictions on
Liquor and Tobacco Advertising Will be Preempted.
The focus of the plan
is to encourage corporate donations to support “special events, such as
races, competitions [and] festivals” on national forest lands. The
proposal substantially liberalizes “sponsor recognition” rules so that,
for the first time, a corporation could –
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News
Dreams Newswire, 03/23/06
- Display banners, signs and other advertisements on forest trails,
along roadways and inside concessions. The only limit on ads would be
the discretion of a designated “authorized officer;”
- Override state or local restrictions on advertising alcoholic
beverages, tobacco products, gambling or other services and devices; and
- Advertise without any limitation inside lodges and marinas, on ski
gondolas and within ski areas operated by concessionaires.
||Ein Wirtschaftsförderungs- Programm der
Universität von Iowa, USA für ihre Studenten ermöglicht Alkoholwerbung
U of I venture mixes messages on drinking
University of Iowa students Ian Jacobson and Kane Johnson started a company that sends students cell phone
text messages with exclusive drink specials, food deals and admission
discounts at Iowa City bars. The university helps pay for their endeavor through a new
entrepreneurship program. That's the same university that is trying to fight its reputation as a
party school and to combat underage drinking.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 32106 - 32706) Des
Moines Register, 3/23/06
||Das Pacific Institute for Research and
Evaluation, USA ruft die Alkoholindustrie auf, das Marketing für
'Alcopops' Pose Health Threat During Spring Break'
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, March 21,
Marketing of new alcoholic beverages to girls increases the health
risks they face during Spring Break, when many
high school and college students travel to exotic locales for extreme
partying, according to a national expert on
(Quelle: Marin Institute Alcohol News 21.-27.3.06) PIRE,
||In Texas, USA greifen Undercover-Polizisten
die Betrunkenen in Bars auf.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is enforcing the state's law
against public intoxication in a novel venue: bars.
||Start des Europäischen Projekts "Pathways
for HealthPathways for Health" am 7./8. Febr. 2006 in Berlin
||Thirty project partners from all over Europe
attended a kick-off meeting of the “Pathways for Health Project on
binge drinking, drink driving and health labeling” from the 7th until
8th February 2006 in Berlin. Why this project?
For the European Commission the reduction of alcohol related harm is one
of its priorities. An EU-strategy will be published during late 2006.
The Commission needs a lot of input for their actions and the project
could deliver experiences of best practice. The database will be
available for all interested persons. (Source:
(See "Veranstaltungen/Events with
||An der International Nursing Research
Conference am 23.3.06 in York, GB wurde über den starken Anstieg des
Alkoholkonsums bei Jugendlichen referiert.
||Britain's growing binge drinking culture is likely to create future
health problems such as liver disease at a much faster rate and younger
age than ever before, the Royal College of Nursing's 2006 International
Nursing Research Conference will be told this week. Health professionals are already seeing rising alcohol-related
mortality because of heavy and inappropriate consumption of alcohol at a
young age. Young women in the 18-24 age group in Britain are now
matching, and in some cases overtaking, young men in their alcohol
News Today, 24.3.06)
||Ein Parlamentarier in Kalifornien, USA
verlangt ein Gesetz, das zum 2. Mal wegen Alkohol am Steuer Verurteilte
verpflichtet, an ihrem Wagen ein rotes Nummernschild mit der Aufschrift
||A California lawmaker wants
to force two-time offenders to attach red license plates with the
letters DUI, for 'driving under the influence,' to their vehicles. After
1998 roadway deaths and accidents involving alcohol have been on the
rise in California. (1998: 31% - 2004: 35,7% of total fatalities)
Health News, 03/24/06)
Sacramento Bee, 03/23/06 (evtl. free registration)
||Ab 1.7.06 wollen die Mitglieder von DISCUS,
Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. keine Inserate mehr auf die
Innenseite und die Rückseite des Umschlags von Magazinen platzieren,
wenn dieser für Lieferung an Schulen nicht entfernt werden kann.
||Starting on July 1, Distilled
Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) members will cease placing ads on
the inside and back covers of magazines if the covers cannot be removed
for special bindings that omit alcohol ads for school distribution.
DISCUS said the move reflects its commitment to "responsible
advertising" aimed at adults.
Magazines affected include Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated,
Time, and U.S. News & World Report.
Join Together, 03/22/06) Albany
Business Review, March 21, 2006
||Die britische Ärztegesellschaft der
Gastroenterologen (Magen- Darmkrankheiten) ist enttäuscht, dass im neuen
Staatsbudget die Alkoholsteuern nicht höher angesetzt werden.
Gastroenterologists Disappointed In Level Of Rise In Alcohol Duty,
Statement From The British Society of Gastroenterology Following The
Chancellor's Budget Announcement:
“The British Society of Gastroenterology is disappointed and concerned
that the level of increase in the duty on alcohol is not higher. It
should have been increased at a level far higher than inflation to limit
“Our members see the effects of increased alcohol consumption in
increased rates of liver disease and death from liver failure.
“Price is a key determinant of the amount people drink. The evidence
is overwhelming and shows that the cheaper alcohol is, the more people
News Today, 3/23/06
||Anheuser-Busch werden bis 2010 die einzigen
Alkoholsponsoren im neuen Stadium der Arizona-Cardinals sein.
||The most dominant indoor feature of the
upcoming Arizona Cardinals Stadium will be an area known as the
"Budweiser Red Zone." Anheuser-Busch and the Cardinals have
struck a deal to allow the beer company to take up the entire south end
zone of the stadium and capitalize on the Glendale venue's large
concourse. The agreement means that Budweiser and Bud Light will be the
exclusive alcohol sponsors of the Cardinals at the stadium through 2010.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News Weekly March 13-20)
Daily Star, AZ, March 20, 2006
||Das Marin Institute gibt Informationen, wie
das Sponsoring von Gemeinde- Veranstaltungen durch die Alkoholindustrie
vermieden werden kann.
||Alcohol Sponsorship and Community Events
When community fairs and festivals accept sponsorship from the
alcohol industry, they become an unwitting part of the industry's
marketing strategy. Concerned community members can work with
event coordinators and local policy makers to replace alcohol
companies with sponsors that better reflect the community's values.
Marin Institute, 14.-20.3.06)
||Im US-Staat New Jersey wird vom bisherigen
Atemlufttest-Gerät auf den neuen "Alcotest" umgestellt.
||New Jersey officials were poised to
switch their roadside alcohol breath-testing technology from
Breathalyzers to "Alcotest" devices, but the state's highest
court put the brakes on the plan. The New Jersey Supreme Court put the
change on hold until judges decide if the Alcotest 7110 is as accurate
at identifying drunk drivers as the Breathalyzer was. (Quelle:
Join Together, 03/16/06) The
||Join Together ruft auf, an einem nationalen
Bericht in den USA teilzunehmen, welche Bedürfnisse in den K-12 Schulen
hinsichtlich Alkohol- und Drogen- prävention bestehen.
||Join Together is conducting a national online survey of teachers to
learn what is actually happening in USA at the classroom level in alcohol and
drug prevention education, and what tools and information the teachers
feel they need in order to be as effective as possible.
Join Together, 03/16/06)
||In Tennessee, USA wurde eine Arbeitsgruppe
eingesetzt, bei der nicht klar ist, ob sie die Gesetzgebung betr.
Alkohol am Steuer verbessert oder behindert.
||In Tennessee, USA, Gov. Phil Bredesen's
formation of a 12-member task force on the state's DUI laws should not
be used by legislators as an excuse to stall needed DUI legislation.
Bredesen said last week that he was convening the task force at the
request of law enforcers to evaluate existing DUI laws, not to supercede
legislation.State's DUI law needs teeth -
World Health News, Harvard School of Public Health, 03/16/06)
||Das Senatskomitee "Kinder, Jugend und
Familie" hielt in San Diego, CA, USA ein Hearing über Alcopops ab.
||The Senate Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families
recently held a hearing on alcopops in San Diego. The hearings were
prompted by two alcopop bills: one to change the classification of the
drinks from beer to distilled spirits, thus raising the tax on the
beverages; the other seeking to ban alcopop ads and marketing that
appeal to children. (Source: Join
Together, 03/15/06) San
Diego Union-Tribune, 03/11/06
||Die "Eltern zu Eltern Koalition" hat ihre
Forderung einer Erhöhung der Alkoholsteuer dem Gouverneur von New Jersey
||The Parents to Parents Coalition (P2P),
a group advocating for New Jersey to raise its alcohol tax by a nickel a
drink to provide more funds for addiction treatment, recently took its
case to Gov. Jon Corzine.
Together, 03/15/06) Cherry
Hill Courier-Post 03/14/06
||Die amerikanische Kampagne für alkoholfreies
Sportfernsehen ist weiter aktiv.
Urged to End Beer Ads on Broadcasts
Of 64 Men’s Basketball Tournament Schools, 10 Support an End
to Beer Ads on College Sports Programming. The Campaign
for Alcohol-Free Sports TV urged 54 of the 64 colleges and
universities sending teams to the NCAA men's basketball tournament to
commit to ending beer advertising on college sports games.
Together, 03/15/06) Campaign
for Alcohol-Free Sports TV
||Ein Beitrag zur auch in der Schweiz
diskutierten Rehab-Methode des "Kontrollierten Trinkens"
Putting aside controversy surrounding the Moderation Management (MM)
program, a Massachusetts addiction treatment center has initiated a
moderate-drinking program as an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
||Das Statistische Amt der EU-Kommission hat
das Jahrbuch 2005 herausgegeben.
provides a practical statistical guide Europe in figures –
Eurostat yearbook 2005 containing essential, accurate and
recent information on the current situation in Europe.
EUROPA - Eurostat - Eurostat yearbook 2005
||Die "Get Serious"-Kampagne in den USA plant
mehr als 1000 Stadthaus-Treffen, um Kinder vor dem Alkoholkonsum zu
More than 1,000 town
hall meetings, organized by local leaders with the assistance of the
Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Prevention of Underage
Drinking (ICCPUD), will be held in USA nationwide in late March. The
meetings provide an important opportunity for communities "to
come together to learn more about underage drinking and its impact,
and to discuss how their community can best prevent underage alcohol use."
(Source: Join Together, 03/09/06)
a Meeting in Your Community / Second:
to Attend? Tell Join Together / Mobilize
Your Town Meeting for Action / Fourth:
the Get Serious Petition
||Die Behörden von Marin, CA, USA verboten am
Dienstag das Alkohol-Sponsoring an der County-Messe.
||Marin officials on Tuesday banned alcohol
beverage sponsorship of the county fair. The Board of Supervisors voted
5 to 0 to approve what officials think is the first ordinance in the
nation to bar any alcohol-beverage-related business from sponsoring the
Marin County Fair or placing sponsorship signs at the event. Alcohol
will continue to be sold.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 28.2.06 - 6.3.06) Marin Independent Journal - Marin,
||Die führenden Schweizer
Bildungsinstitutionen und der Schweizer Nationalfonds schliessen sich
der Berliner Erklärung über offenen Zugang zu wissenschaftlichem Wissen
Release: Berne, 7 February 2006
Globalised knowledge market poses new challenges to science.
Joint signing of the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to
Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities" by Swiss scientific
The Rector's Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), the Conference
of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH), the Swiss
Conference of Schools for Teacher Education (SKPH) as well as the
Council of the Swiss Scientific Academies (CASS), together with the
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), have signed the so-called
"Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and
Humanities" which furthers open access to knowledge in the sciences
Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
||In Leeds, GB wurde die erste interaktive
Webseite eröffnet, die helfen soll, den Alkoholkonsum der Studenten zu
The country's first interactive website to help students cut
down on alcohol has launched at Leeds. If successful, it could be rolled
out across the UK and beyond.
The e-UNICAL project will use tailored online feedback based on reported
alcohol consumption to help students make informed decisions about their
News today, 4.3.06
||Zum ersten Mal ruft in den USA der Surgeon
General (der "Landesarzt") zu einer Protestaktion wegen dem Trinken
||Die Kampagne "Get serious" in den USA hat
bereits Tausende von Unterschriften erhalten.
||Building Momentum for
Alcohol Awareness Month (See entry 2/21/06)
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a perfect opportunity to translate the
growing momentum behind our Get Serious campaign into real action to
solve America's underage drinking crisis.
||In Wisconsin, USA will ein Parlamentarier
Alkohol wieder auf die Liste von gefährlichen Stoffen im Zusammenhang
mit sexueller Gewalt bringen.
||Alcohol should be
listed as a date-rape drug in Wisconsin's sexual-assault statute,
according to a state lawmaker, the Racine Journal Times reported
"There's no logical reason to have this gap in the law," said
Scott Nelson, an aide to bill sponsor Sen. Cathy Stepp (R-Yorkville).
"There's no difference between smoking marijuana and getting high
and drinking alcohol and getting drunk."
||Die nationale Konsumenten-Liga in USA
wünscht Deklarationen auf den Etiketten von Alkoholika.
Join Together, 2/27/06)
Consumers League says that alcohol bottles should contain
nutritional information similar to that on food products and medications.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau accepted public
comments on ingredient labels for alcoholic beverages. "You will
see very shortly a temporary rule will be going out requiring the
disclosure of allergens on alcoholic beverages," said agency head
John Manfreda. / The National
Consumers League / CBS,
||Das ICAP gibt ein Blaues Buch heraus, einen
praktischen Führer für Alkohol-Politik und Präventionsansätze. Es soll
laufend ergänzt werden.
Blue Book - Practical Guides for Alcohol Policy and Prevention
ICAP Blue Book offers a comprehensive guide to the key issues in alcohol
policy development, and an integrated approach to prevention.
It draws upon the best available research and experience from around the
a policy guide, the ICAP Blue Book is based on three principles:
interventions that address specific “at-risk” populations,
potentially harmful contexts and drinking patterns;
that allow the inclusion of the public and private sectors, the
community and civil society all working towards a common goal. ICAP Blue Book
Comment: Most probably this Blue Book will serve the interest of
the Alcohol Industry and not the Public Health.
||Fachleute der Behandlung von Abhängkeiten in
New Jersey, USA verlangen von den Parlamentariern, die Alkoholsteuern um
5 Cents pro Gallone zu erhöhen.
||Addiction treatment advocates in New
Jersey are calling on lawmakers to increase alcohol taxes by five cents
to provide more funding for services. A group of mothers who lost
children to addiction came to the New Jersey statehouse this week in
support of the Just a Nickel Campaign. The proposal is to raise alcohol
taxes by a nickel per gallon to raise up to $10 million annually for
addiction treatment and prevention.
a Nickel Campaign Newark
Star-Ledger, 23.02.06 Join
||In Brasilien wurde eine Teil- Prohibition
Harvard World Health News, 2/24/06
Christian Science Monitor, 2/16/06
In Brazil, Partial Prohibition
"The long arm of the law has been preaching -- and enforcing --
prohibition in Diadema for four years now. Under a bold and
controversial bill passed in 2002 to combat the alcohol-fueled bloodshed
that made this industrial city one of the most violent in Brazil,
authorities banned the serving of liquor after 11 p.m. in almost all the
city's 4,800 bars and restaurants...The law, and the subsequent
reduction in violence, has been such a success that municipalities
across Brazil are adopting similar measures."
||Das Marin Institute meldet "Sieg!"
Anheuser-Busch hat landesweit grosse Plakate zurückgezogen.
||Victory! Bad Beer Ads Come Down
Action by Marin Institute and others helped convince Anheuser-Busch to
take down all of its Bud Light billboards across the country that showed
a young man riding a jet ski against the backdrop of a giant bottle of
Bud Light. This followed a complaint we sent to the Federal Trade
Commission asserting that the billboard violated the Beer Institute code
prohibiting ads that "associate or portray beer drinking before or
during activities which require a high degree of alertness of
coordination." (Source: Marin Institute, 20.2.06)
||Weibliche Alkohol- Konsumenten sind das Ziel
der Alkohol-Industrien schreibt das Wall Street Journal am 15.2.06
Targeted by Alcohol Industry
Women worldwide are drinking more, and the alcohol industry is
doing what it can to encourage the trend. British "ladettes"
have gained an international reputation for heavy drinking (and brawling),
but the rise in alcohol consumption among women has become a global
phenomenon. Young women in the U.K. and U.S. drank a third more alcohol
by volume in 2004 than they did five years prior, researchers said.
Together, 17.2.06 The
Wall Street Journal, 15.2.06 (payable)
||Aufruf von Join Together, USA: Jedermann
soll seinen Gourverneur oder die Parlamentarier auffordern, eine
Alkoholpolitik zu unterstützen, die das Leben der Kinder schützt.
Alert-Call by Join Together: Get
Serious about Alcohol Policies that Save Kids Lives! Sign the Get
Did you know that over 5,000 young people die every year in
alcohol-related accidents? Thousands more are injured in fights,
sexual assaults, and accidents. Our elected leaders, influenced by
alcohol-industry lobbyists who resist real efforts to solve the
problem, have done little to prevent this tragedy.
for Science in the Public Interest, 16.2.06
||Alkohol vergiftet unsere Nation, sagt der
Arzt des gestorbenen Fussballers George Best.
Booze Is Blighting Our Nation, Says George Best's Surgeon
Britain is facing an alarming increase in alcohol-related problems,
Professor Roger Williams, Director of the UCL Institute of Hepatology
and physician to George Best, who is launching a
study into the possibilities of using new antibodies in the treatment
for liver failure, that a hike in alcohol prices,
health labelling on bottles and other measures are urgently needed to
stop Britain from ‘tippling to the point of toppling'.
News today, 15.2.06
||Aufruf der EU zur Einreichung von
Aktionsprogramm der Gemeinschaft im Bereich der öffentlichen Gesundheit
EU-Commission launches € 43 million call for projects.
The European Commission is inviting public authorities, civil society
organisations and health experts to put forward public health projects
for EU co-funding. The call is open to participants from all 25 Member
States, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
||Als Überbleibsel der Prohibition gibt es in
West Virginia ein Gesetz, das nur den Verkauf von nichtberauschendem
||According to West Virginia law, only “nonintoxicating” beer can
be sold in the state. And by nonintoxicating, the statute means beer
with an alcohol content at or below 6 percent. The law may fly in the
face of reality, but its real-world consequence is that it cuts off the
state’s bars, shops, grocers and restaurants from the growing market
for gourmet or “craft” beers, which are made by specialty micro- or
pub-breweries and tend to have higher alcohol content. At the urging of
beer sellers who want to break into this market, seven House of
Delegates members sponsored legislation last week to raise the
beer-alcohol limit to 15 percent...(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 2706 - 21306)
Charleston Gazette, 12.2.06
||Das Alkohol-Steuer-Gesetz in Missouri, USA
ist einen wichtigen Schritt vorangekommen. (Siehe 20.2.06)
||A plan to raise taxes on alcohol in Missouri took a big step. By a 7-3
vote, the House Health Care Policy
Committee passed the bill with a recommendation that lawmakers pass it. Now
it goes to (the) Rules (Committee), to see if they want to
put it out on the floor. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 2706 - 21306)
||Brauer offerieren am Valentinstag Bier mit
||Brewers offer chocolate beverages for
If beer and chocolate don't seem to be things that go together all that
well, remember that Tuesday is Valentine's Day and that the beer
industry badly wants to get more women drinking brews. That quest
primarily involves efforts to develop light beers without bitter
aftertastes. But it also involves experimenting with women-targeted
flavored speciality beers like Sam Adams' new Chocolate Bock and the
Chocolate Raspberry Stout offered by the local Blue & Gray Brewery
at Bowman Center in Spotsylvania County. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 2706 - 21306)
Free Lance-Star, 12.2.06
||Jugendliche lieben Bier-Reklame, das bringt
der Industrie Kritik ein.
||Beer companies pledge not to aim their
message at underage drinkers, but on Super Bowl Sunday, they hit the
target anyway. The yearly Adbowl poll, in which participants rate Super
Bowl ads online during the game, breaks down voting by age and other
demographic measures. In the category of voters under the age of 17, Bud
Light ads ranked first, second and fourth in popularity. A Budweiser ad
won third. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News - 2706 - 21306) / The
New York Times, 13.2.06 (payable)
||Alkohol-Industrie-Gigant geht in den Kampf
um Alcopops in Kalifornien, USA
ALCOHOL INDUSTRY GIANT ENTERS ‘ALCOPOPS’ FRAY.
Senate hearing slated for Valentine’s Day on sweet, low-cost alcohol
drinks that target teen girls. The world’s largest alcoholic
beverage company, has jumped into the alcopops fight, facing off
against a coalition of community groups representing teens, parents and
public health professionals trying to stop the marketing of the sweet,
soda-like alcoholic drinks to youth. London-based Diageo, along with
several other alcopops producers, filed a counter-argument against a
lawsuit that asks the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control (ABC) to classify alcopops as distilled spirits because they
contain hard liquor. Currently, these products are sold and marketed as
beer, including at more than 15,000 convenience stores and minimarts
where teens often congregate.
(Source: Marin Institute, 13.2.06) Coalition
on Alcopops and Youth, 9.2.06
Georgia, USA versuchen ein neues Mittel gegen das Fahren im
||Georgia highway officials are hoping to
deter drunk driving by installing memorial signs along roadways for
victims of DUI. Georgia is erecting standardized metal signs with the
names of victims, the date of their death, and the words "DUI
Victim." The first sign, on I-17 in Statesboro, memorializes Donny
Ray Harris, Jr., 17, who died as a passenger in a car driven by a
drunken friend. (Quelle: Join
Together, 13.2.06) Cable
News Network LP, LLLP CNN.com
||Statement des CSPI
Alcohol Policy Project Director George Hacker betreffend Alcohol
Marketing an den Olympischen Spielen.
to Anheuser-Busch: Cancel the Torino Teen Kegger
Statement of CSPI Alcohol Policy Project Director George Hacker on
Alcohol Marketing at Olympics
If Anheuser-Busch truly wanted to use the Olympics “to
remind parents about the importance of preventing underage drinking,”
they could start by canceling the keg
party they’re having tonigst in Torino for underage
athletes. Then they could withdraw their sponsorships of the 2008
Olympic games in Beijing and their sponsorships of the Olympic teams in
the U.S. and other countries.
||Join Together hat eine Übersicht mit
Subventions- Quellen veröffentlicht.
||Join Together has issued a list with good
||Das Budget, das Präsident Bush vorlegte,
beschneidet Prävention, Rehabilitation, Forschung.
The Bush administration's proposed FY2007
drug budget calls for more funding for anti-drug ads and drug courts,
but elimination of state-administered school-based prevention programs
and federal support for enforcement of underage-drinking laws.
||Gemäss einer Verlautbarung der US-Regierung
haben in den letzten beiden Jahren mehr Mädchen als Knaben mit dem
Konsum von Marijuana, Alkohol und Zigaretten begonnen.
||In the past two years, in fact, more young
women than men started using marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes,
according to government findings being released today...The results came
as something of a surprise to John Walters, director of the White House
program, since illegal drug use by children ages 12 to 17 has fallen 19
percent in the past 5 years, a statistic President Bush touted in his
recent State of the Union address. (Quelle: Harvard World Health News,
||CSPI, the Center for Science in the Public
Interest, Washington, DC antwortet dem amerikanischen Bier- Institut.
||CSPI Responds to
the Beer Institute’s Creation of an Independent Third-Party Review
Panel to Field Complaints About Beer Advertising. "Although the
Center for Science in the Public Interest welcomes this change, we note
that it was accompanied by a significant weakening of the Beer
Institute’s Advertising and Marketing Code. We also have concerns
about how the process would work. Source: CSPINET
||Das amerikanische Bier- Institut hat seine
freiwilligen Richtlinien für die Werbung in Bezug auf Sex verwässert.
||The beer industry's trade group has
watered down its voluntary guidelines on using sex to sell beer.
Together, 8.2.06) Boston
||Ein Parlamentarier in Missouri, USA will die
Steuern auf Bier, Wein und Schnaps erhöhen.
||A Missouri legislator says the state's
beer, wine and
liquor taxes should be increased dramatically in order to pay for
alcohol prevention and recovery programs.
||Die Behörde des Hafens von Oakland (USA)
schliesst einen Vertrag über 20 Jahre für die Plakatwand bei der Bay
||Billboards near the Bay Bridge toll plaza in
Oakland, USA will continue to advertise products to millions of
motorists for the next 20 years under deals being considered by the Port
of Oakland. . . .Both companies have agreed not to use the signs to
advertise alcohol. The port had been criticized for previously allowing
alcohol advertisements on a billboard at Oakland International
(Quelle: Marin Institute,
||Studenten gehen zum Statehouse, um die Fass-
Registrierung zu unterstützen.
||Groups of Iowa (USA) high school
students converged on the Statehouse Tuesday, seeking legislators'
support for a law aimed at combating underage drinking by requiring the
registration of beer kegs.
(Source: Marin Institute,
||Join Together, der amerikanische News Dienst,
hat sein Angebot erneuert.
||Join Together has
launched a completely redesigned website at www.jointogether.org.
The email newsletters have also been revamped.
||Der Gewinn von Anheuser-Busch ging zurück.
||The profit of Anheuser-Busch went down. In the last quarter of 2005 Anheuser-Busch
earned 201 Mio.$, 39% less than a year before.
||Im Staatsparlament von New Hampshire, USA
wurde die Herabsetzung des Mindestalters für das Militär abgelehnt.
New Hampshire lawmaker's bid to lower the drinking age for active-duty
members of the military to 18 has been shot down in the state
(Source: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 2/2/06)
||Im Bay Gebiet von San Francisco, USA
streiten sich die Muslime, weil die meisten Schnapsläden in Händen von
Muslimen sind, die nach ihrem Glauben keinen Alkohol verkaufen dürften.
||Alcohol divides Bay Area Muslims: Muslims
shouldn't sell liquor, group says
Bay Area Muslim leaders Saturday condemned fellow Muslims who own liquor
stores, saying they are violating a tenet of their religion and
poisoning their communities. Members of the newly formed Muslims for
Healthy Communities said they did not support the vandalism of two
Muslim-owned West Oakland liquor stores in November by men who
identified themselves as Muslims. Speakers at Saturday's event said they
hope to work with city and state officials and other organizations
trying to tackle the heavy concentration of liquor stores in Oakland's
poorest neighborhoods. (Source: Marin
Institute Alcohol News, Jan. 30, 2006) San
Francisco Chronicle, 29.1.06
||Einige Zeitungen in den USA haben die
Reklamestrategie von Anheuser-Busch zum Super-Bowl am 5.2.06 gefeiert.
||With the televising of the Super Bowl this
Sunday February 5, several newspapers including the New York Times and
Wall Street Journal, have already published articles celebrating
Anheuser-Busch for its popular beer advertising strategy. We responded
by sending the following letter to the editors of both papers, and which
we invite you to modify and send to papers in your own community before
or after the Super Bowl: (Source: Marin
Institute Alcohol News, Jan. 30, 2006)
||"The Globe", issue 3, 2005/issue 1 2006 ist
Globe", issue 3, 2005/issue 1 2006 has been issued. From the
- World trade and youth drinking - a global concern
- WHO Europe - framework for alcohol policy
- Lessons to be learned from tobacco
- Bringing health policy closer to citizens: challenges and future
||Jugendliche in vom Hurricane zerstörten
Gebieten der Golf- Region erhöhen ihren Alkohol-Konsum.
||Left without movie theaters, restaurants, and other forms
of entertainment, youths from hurricane-ravaged areas of the Gulf Coast,
USA say that drinking has become more common.
Together, 1/24/06) Sun
||Der Senat von Alabama, USA hat ein Gesetz
erlassen, das den Konsum von Bier aus Fässchen ausserhalb von
||The Alabama Senate voted 30-0 Tuesday to effectively ban drinking keg
beer anywhere other than the bars, restaurants and other locales
licensed to sell it. The bill, touted as a way to curb underage drinking,
now moves to the House, where a similar version has already passed
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News) al.com,
||Eine Äusserung des amerikanischen Ski-Asses
Bode Miller am 8.1.06 in "60 Minutes" führte über CBS News zu einem
||This is the backdrop for Miller and the American men's ski team as
they try to distance themselves from Miller's quote heard around the
world: "If you ever tried to ski when you're wasted, it's not easy."
Miller delivered that line on "60 Minutes" on Jan. 8, and the
CBS advance news release promoting the segment turned his words into a
miniscandal. The general public in the United States is discovering
an excellent ski team but also discovering that ski racing's deep drinking
culture is alive and well. (Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News) The
New York Times, 1/20/06
||Für aromatisierte Malzgetränke soll in
Kalifornien die Werbung eingeschränkt werden.
||The new legislative proposal by Migden and Figueroa, SB
1180, targets advertising of alcohol products to minors. Under
California law, advertising is illegal if it is "intended to
encourage minors to drink" an alcoholic beverage. SB 1180 would
eliminate the requirement that intent be shown.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News) The
Sacramento Bee, 1/18/06 (Free registr. in USA)
||Anheuser-Busch, die führende amerikanische
Brauerei startet im Februar eine grosse Image-Kampagne.
||Working with the industry trade group The Beer Institute, Anheuser-Busch
plans to launch a new marketing campaign next month that will include TV
ads and a website called Herestobeer.com. The campaign will focus on
beer's social role in America, noting its lower alcohol potency by
volume and educating consumers about the brewing process. (Source: Join
Together, 1/19/06) CNNMoney.com,
||Amerikanische Fluglinien haben begonnen, die
Gratis- Abgabe von Alkoholikas zu streichen.
Airlines have been phasing out free alcoholic drinks on
international flights, due in part to concerns about so-called 'air
rage' incidents among intoxicated passengers, and to reduce cost.
Together, 01/19/06) TheState.com,
South Carolina, 01/18/06
||Der US-Bundesstaat Süd Dakota könnte bald
der erste sein, der den Blut-Alkohol- Test zwingend vorschreibt.
South Dakota could soon become the first U.S. state to
require drunk-driving suspects to submit to blood-alcohol testing. A key
state Senate committee has approved a measure that would repeal a state
law allowing first- and second-time DWI suspects to refuse to take a
blood test. The measure has passed the state House in the past but
always failed in the Senate.
AberdeenNews.com, American News, 1/18/06
Comment: This is just unbelievable for us Europeans. That goes
without saying here.
||An den Sportsanlässen der Kalifornischen
Staatsuniversität gibt es keinen Alkoholverkauf mehr und nur
||No more alcohol will be sold at university-owned or
-operated sporting venues throughout the California State University,
the largest public university system in the nation, officials announced
yesterday in a surprise statement. The CSU ban came…also restricts
advertising for alcoholic beverages on the CSU's 23 campuses.
(Source: Marin Institute Alcohol News, 16.1.06) San
Diego UNION-TRIBUNE, CA, January 13, 2006
||Die Regierung von Neuseeland überlegt sich,
die Alkoholwerbung einzuschränken.
||A government review of alcohol promotion
regulations may lead to a crackdown on television advertising and sports
sponsorship in New Zealand.
Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said yesterday that the move
was a result of mounting anxiety about increased youth drinking.
||Ein Forscher der Harvard Universität in USA
hört mit seinen Lektionen über gesundheitliche Vorteile des Bierkonsums
Meir Stampfer, a prominent Harvard University epidemiologist who touted the health
benefits of beer to medical journalists at Anheuser-Busch sponsored
events in New York and Chicago has decided not to do any further
lectures, after The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 9, 2006 about it.
||Eine Bierreklame in England musste
Enforcing tougher new rules on alcohol advertising, the
U.K. Advertising Standards Board has ordered that an ad for Young's
Bitter be withdrawn because it links alcohol use and sexual success. (Source:
NEWS, UK, 1/11/06
||Highschool-Leiter in Arlington, Mass., USA
haben eine Liste mit e-mail- Adressen und Telefonnrn. von 150 Personen
||School officials in Arlington, Mass., USA are hoping an
e-mail contact list will help parents keep track of student parties and
head off underage drinking and other problems. 150 people had signed up
to be added to the list in the two weeks since it was announced.
Boston Globe, online, 12/25/05
|In Florida, USA werden Fuss- Knöchel-Ketten
als Alkohol-Melder verwendet.
In Florida, USA, judges are using ankle bracelets that
monitor alcohol use at all hours of the day and night, the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Dec. 28.
The bracelets work by sampling perspiration for signs of alcohol use;
testing results are communicated via the Internet.
The bracelets, called SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor),
have been used in Florida DWI and domestic-violence cases. They are made
by Colorado-based Alcohol
Monitoring Systems Inc. and cost $100 each to set up and $12 a day
to operate. (Source: JoinTogether.org,
||China hat das legale Mindestalter beim
Alkoholverkauf auf 18 Jahre festgelegt.
Facing rising alcohol consumption, alcoholism and youth
violence, China has banned the sale of alcohol (alcohol content
of 0.5 percent or higher) to anyone under age 18. The
ban went into effect Jan. 1, 2006.
Together, 1/9/06) ScienceDaily/UPI,
||Eine jährliche staatliche
Risiko-Einschätzungsstudie bei Studenten konnte in Alaska, USA nicht
State officials in Alaska, USA were unable to publish an annual
risk-assessment survey because of poor participation, and experts laid
the blame on a state law that requires parents to sign permission forms
before students can be asked about their behaviors, but less than 60% of
the forms were returned.
Together, 01/09/06) The
Anchorage Daily News, 12/26/05
||Join Together meldet am 6.1.06 zwei
||Join Together reports about two funding opportunities: Funding to Evaluate and Prevent Violence and Alcohol Abuse Among College Students:
The U.S. Department of Education is offering 14 grants totaling $1.75 million through its Grant Competition.
NIAAA Grants for Alcohol Abuse Epigenetic Effects Research:
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will make four to eight grants for research into alcohol metabolism and epigenetic effects on tissue
||In New Hampshire, USA fallen Hausparties
seit April 2004 unter ein Jugendschutzgesetz.
A New Hampshire law designed to crack down on underage
drinking in private homes has resulted in many arrests of young people
but few prosecutions of adult hosts, the Manchester
Union-Leader reported Dec. 30.
An analysis of 44 house-party cases filed since the law took effect in
April 2004 found that most of those charged were in their teens or 20s,
and that three-quarters were underage drinkers. Just four arrestees were
over age 30. (Source:
Join Together, 1/5/06)
||Grossbritannien hat den grössten Anstieg bei
Lebercirrhose in der westlichen Welt seit 1950.
||U.K.: Big Rise in Liver Cirrhosis Cases. "Excessive
alcohol consumption is being blamed for a big rise in deaths from the
liver disease cirrhosis in Britain. While deaths from the disease are
falling elsewhere, a Lancet study shows they have soared in England,
Scotland and Wales since the 1950s."
(Source: Harvard World Health News,
NEWS online, 1/5/06)
Lancet 2006; 367:52-56
(study, 30$), Tages-Anzeiger, 7.1.06
Comment: No wonder, the British government's prevention
programmes are mainly dominated by the alcohol industry.
||Jim Waring, state Senator in Arizona, USA
schlägt vor, dass sich Fiaz- Wiederholungstäter neu ab 0,5‰ strafbar
Anyone convicted of a prior drunk-driving offense could be charged with DWI
if they have a blood-alcohol level of .05 percent or more, under a proposal by state Sen. Jim Waring,
Waring also plans to introduce legislation that would bar people with a prior
conviction involving a BAC of .15 percent or higher from driving with any
detectable amount of alcohol in their system.
Together, 1/6/06) The
Arizona Daily Star online, 1/3/06
||Ab. 3.1.06 werden im US- Staat Massachusetts
Alkohol-Test-Zündschlösser für Wiederholungstäter verwendet.
||Ignition interlock to go in cars of repeat offenders.
Massachusetts is the 23d state in the nation to approve the use of the
devices. Second-, third-, and fourth-time offenders who want their
licenses reinstated are required to use the devices for at least two
years. Also, repeat drunk drivers seeking a so-called hardship license
-- issued by courts to allow offenders to drive 12 hours a day to and
from work -- must also use the device for the length of their hardship
license plus an additional two years. The limit is .02 percent. The
legal limit is
(Source: World Health News,
1/5/06) / The
Boston Globe, online, 1/3/06
||Neuseeland will den Alkoholkonsum bei
||New Zealand: Police Urge End to Youth Drinking After Tough
New Year's Eve
"Police who dealt with drunken youths on New Year's Eve say it is
time to find new ways of celebrating that do not involve excessive
Health News, 1/5/06)
New Zealand Herald online, 1/2/06
||In Tennessee, USA können wegen Alkohol am
Steuer zum ersten Mal Verurteilte beim Strassenreinigen beobachtet
Convicted first-time drunk-driving offenders can now be
found cleaning up roadsides in Tennessee, USA wearing orange vests
emblazoned with the phrase "I am a drunk driver." Supporters
say the new state law will help "shame" DWI offenders into
better decision making in the future.
Together, 1/3/2006 CNN.com,