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ICAP Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Responsible Beverage Alcohol Marketing

Sonntag 15. Januar 2012 von htm

The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; www.icap.org) is pleased to announce the release of Guiding Principles for Responsible Beverage Alcohol Marketing associated with the Self-Regulation initiative of Global Actions on Harmful Drinking (www.global-actions.org).

“For the first time, we now have common global standards for alcohol marketing. This represents a major step in the long-standing commitment by the leading alcohol producers to effective self-regulation,” said World Federation of Advertisers Managing Director Stephan Loerke. “WFA looks forward to working with them to implement these standards at a local level.” …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, 01/14/12)
Comment: ICAP is the main institution of the global alcohol industry. This will be a new attempt to make alcohol advertising socially acceptable. The wolf needs new sheep’s clothing.

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Global | Keine Kommentare »

ICAP: Actions on Harmful Drinking Initiative in Vietnam

Mittwoch 1. Dezember 2010 von htm

The major drink driving initiative launched in Hanoi as part of Global Actions on Harmful Drinking (www.global-actions.org) will be
co-implemented by ICAP and the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) today launched a Joint Initiative on Drink Driving to be carried out in Vietnam through 2012 as part of Global Actions on Harmful Drinking
Global Actions on Harmful Drinking is the result of a collective commitment made by the chief executives of major international beverage alcohol producers to make a significant effort to address harmful drinking in the 2010-2012 time frame. Global Actions efforts in 18 low- and middle-income countries are currently addressing three critical areas: Drink Driving, Self-Regulation of Advertising and Marketing, and Noncommercial Alcohol. ICAP is the lead coordinating organization for this series of
initiatives. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 11/29/10) icap.org, 11.23.10 Comment: ICAP, the institute of Big Alcohol, gets in contact with governments of developing countries. It’s aim is not to reduce alcohol consumption but to avoid that governments introduce effective measures. At least governments are aware that there is an alcohol problem. Will there be a honest evaluation of results?

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Development, Driving under the Influence, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Transportation | Keine Kommentare »

Korea’s first voluntary Alcohol Advertising Self-Regulatory Code

Dienstag 23. November 2010 von htm

The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and the Korea Alcohol & Liquor Industry Association (KALIA) are pleased to jointly announce the landmark signing of at today’s second KALIA-ICAP Seminar.
Developed in consultation with public health officials and non-governmental organizations, the code outlines alcohol producers’ formal commitment to responsible marketing through guidelines that provide new standards for the content and placement of beverage alcohol marketing communications, including online media. Among the code’s provisions are guidelines specifying that alcohol marketing and advertising should not target those under the legal drinking age, and should not portray situations suggesting that social, professional, or athletic success can be achieved as a result of drinking alcohol. (Source: ICAP press release 11/15/10) Comment: Let’s hope it has some effect. Normally those self-regulations only give the governments an alibi not to implement real preventive measures. (ICAP is the international Institue of the leading alcohol industries.)

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Global, Media, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

Drinks industry supplanting government role in alcohol policies in sub-Saharan Africa

Dienstag 15. Dezember 2009 von htm

Article published today in Addiction: „Alcohol policies out of context: Drinks industry supplanting government role in alcohol policies in Sub-Saharan Africa“.
A recent comparison of proposed national alcohol policies in Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, and Botswana shows that the drinks industry has assumed a significant and detrimental role in designing national alcohol policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The policy drafts point to the alcohol industry’s preferred version of a national alcohol policy, which includes letting the industry regulate its own marketing activities.
In the study authors Øystein Bakke and Dag Endal found that that alcohol policy documents from the four African countries were almost identical, and were likely based on a single source document that reflects alcohol industry interests. That source document originates from a series of alcohol policy initiatives in Sub-Saharan countries sponsored by multinational brewer SABMiller and the International Center on Alcohol Policies (ICAP), an alcohol industry-funded organisation. (Source: Addiction, 12/14/09) // (Source: Medical News Today, 12/15/09)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Global, Health, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Research, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

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