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NZ: Study: Brand alliance leads to increase of consumption amongst youths

Montag 5. Dezember 2011 von htm

Study: Brand alliance leads to increase of consumption amongst youths A new study by the New Zealand Massey University and SHORE, Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, suggests that establishing a brand alliance between the age of 13 and 14 is not only related with drinking and future intentions to drink, but also with harmful drinking patterns including binge drinking. Furthermore, the study implies that all forms of alcohol marketing are associated with drinking by young people. However, more active engagement, such as owning merchandise and downloading screensavers are stronger predictors of drinking.

The study, set out to examine the relationship between measures of awareness to marketing and drinking among young New Zealanders, is based on telephone survey data from 2538 13 to 14 year olds. …
(Source: EUCAM, 12/04/11)

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Children, consumption, Global, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Alcohol and the Hispanic Community

Dienstag 24. Mai 2011 von htm

Hispanics are the largest and most rapidly growing ethnic group in the United States, making up about 16 percent of the population, or more than 50 million people. Research shows that drinking patterns among Hispanics are different from those of non-Hispanic Whites and other ethnic or racial groups. Understanding these differences can help prevention, intervention, and treatment programs better serve the Hispanic community. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/23/11) pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/, 5/23/11

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Internationales, Publications, Research | Keine Kommentare »

Experts Say Alcohol Marketing Encourages Harmful Drinking

Mittwoch 11. Mai 2011 von htm

Efforts by alcoholic beverage makers to boost sales by appealing to younger drinkers contribute to drinking patterns that are harmful to health, said experts at a panel discussion on “Alcohol, Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases and Public Health,” held this week at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
While alcoholic beverage makers say their ads are aimed only at consumers who are at or over the legal purchase age, research shows that viewing of alcohol ads by under-age youths has increased by nearly 70 percent over the past decade, said David Jernigan, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/9/11)

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Children, consumption | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol abstinence and drinking among African women

Freitag 11. März 2011 von htm

… data from the World Health Surveys.
Alcohol use is increasing among women in Africa, and comparable information about women’s current alcohol use is needed to inform national and international health policies relevant to the entire population. This study aimed to provide a comparative description of alcohol use among women across 20 African countries. …
Conclusions: A variety of drinking patterns are present among African women with lifetime abstention the most common. Countries with hazardous consumption patterns require serious attention to mitigate alcohol-related harm. Some similarities in factors related to alcohol use can be identified between different African countries, although these are limited and highlight the contextual diversity of female drinking in Africa. (Source: biomedcentral.com, 03/10/11) Comment: Now the alcohol industry knows about a wonderful field for marketing. (It knew before.)

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, Development, Gender, Global, Health, Publications, Research, Statistics, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol consumption in Mozambique

Dienstag 14. Dezember 2010 von htm

Regular consumption, weekly pattern and binge drinking.
This study aimed to describe alcohol consumption in Mozambique, discriminating binge drinking behaviour and the weekday variation in drinking patterns, and to quantify the association between socio-demographic characteristics and alcohol intake.
A representative sample of 3265 Mozambicans aged 25–64 years was evaluated in 2005 following the World Health Organization Stepwise approach to Chronic Disease Risk Factor Surveillance (STEPS). The consumption of any type of alcoholic beverage, during life and in the previous year, was recorded. Current drinkers were also asked about the number of standard drinks consumed in each day of the previous week. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 12/12/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Research, Statistics, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

Heavy Teen Drinking May Impair Later Impulse Control

Dienstag 7. Dezember 2010 von htm

A new study found moderately impulsive adolescent boys who drank heavily have less impulse control in later years — thus putting them at risk for more heavy drinking, HealthDay News reported Nov. 16.
Investigators at the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies examined drinking patterns and impulse control scores annually among approximately 500 Pittsburgh-area boys aged 8 to 18, with follow-up assessment at age 24 to 25.
According to the findings, teens with moderate impulsivity scores who drank heavily had significantly increased impulsivity scores at the next year’s assessment. There was no change in impulsivity, regardless of consumption, among boys with low or high impulsivity scores. (Source: Join Together, 12/03/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Increase In Drinking Trends For Whites, Blacks And Hispanics

Dienstag 27. Juli 2010 von htm

Given that Whites are the majority population in the United States, drinking trends for this group tend to determine overall trends in drinking for the country and simultaneously minimize trends and possible risks among Black and Hispanic populations. A study of trends in drinking patterns and amounts drank among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics from 1992 to 2002 has found a rise in the proportion of drinkers across all three ethnic groups and both genders. (Source: Medical News Today, 7/21/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Religion, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Meeting of Alcohol Producers in Brussels

Samstag 24. Oktober 2009 von htm

“There is no Single European way to Consume Alcoholic Beverages”
– Understanding Different Drinking Patterns Across Europe key to Successful Alcohol Policies. EU-level policy to reduce alcohol-related harm must be tailored to respond to diverse, complex realities in the different Member States. This is the conclusion of experts meeting in Brussels today at a scientific conference, organised by the Wine Information Council. (Source: Google Alkohol Alert, 10/23/09) flensburg-online.de, 23.10.09 Comment: In the media-report they pretend: „Furthermore, the literature suggests that the regulatory approach is simplistic, and sometimes counter-productive, punishing moderate drinkers and leaving problem drinkers unhelped.” The literature they mention is their own literature. The reality is just the contrary. Moderate drinkers and problem drinkers have a profit by regulatory measures, which reduce consumption and harm. We all are at any time passive-drinkers under the pressure of the alcohol industry and suffer from tremendous harm and social costs. We need regulatory measures. They alone are able to reduce overall consumption. That’s the only reason, why the alcohol industry doesn’t like them.

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Europaparlament / EU-Kommission, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Verhältnis-Präv., Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol use among university students in Sweden

Mittwoch 15. Juli 2009 von htm

Alcohol use among university students in Sweden measured by an electronic screening instrument. Conclusion: Obtaining clear and current information on drinking patterns demonstrated by university students can help public health officials, university administration, and local health care providers develop appropriate prevention and treatment strategies. (Source: biomedcentral.com, 7/13/09) The complete article is available as a provisional PDF

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Prevention, Research, Treatment, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

ONE MILLION PEOPLE LEARN „HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?“

Mittwoch 8. April 2009 von htm

At Join Together’s AlcoholScreening.org, over one million people have now taken a confidential, free online screening test to assess their drinking patterns — just in time for Alcohol Awareness Month.
READ MORE: http://members.jointogether.org/ct/ppS7HDY1YSRl/announcement
VISIT ALCOHOLSCREENING.ORG: http://members.jointogether.org/ct/p7S7HDY1YSRo/website

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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