GIBA, Beverages Association want alcohol ads ban reviewed

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to review the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages between 6am and 8pm.

The FDA had earlier stated that it would strictly enforce the regulations that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television during the day.

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Online program reaching out to young Australians drinking to cope with anxiety

As the silly season draws to an end, and for some the hangover sets in, Australian researchers are embarking on what is believed to be a world first.

Experts at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have developed a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for young people whose main reason for drinking is to cope with anxiety, shyness and nervousness.

Could Scotland style minimum pricing tackle the North East of England's dangerous drinking culture?

Scotland is set to implement a minimum price for alcohol which health experts hope will help the country tackle its “significant” drink problem.

Scotland’s Government says it is currently possible to buy 14 units of alcohol for just £2.50. A drinker who consumes 14 units in one week puts themselves in the 'risk' category set in alcohol health guidelines. 

Liquor industry pressure puts abrupt stop to unique alcohol warning-label project in Yukon

It was touted as a world first: a project to put large, colourful labels on alcohol bottles to warn that drinking increases the risk of specific cancers, then study their impact.

But just a few weeks into the eight-month experiment, the Yukon Liquor Corporation has abruptly put the study on ice, citing pressure from the companies whose products are at the centre of the initiative.