Alcohol Justice eNews: May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014

NH Advocates Help Kill Alcohol Billboard Bill

New Hampshire House
New Hampshire Youth to Youth members testifying before the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee on April 9, 2014.

The New Hampshire House killed SB 329, a bill that would have revoked a 25-year state ban on billboard alcohol advertising. Public health advocates were key to the bill's defeat.


Finland Bans Alcohol-Branded Social Media Communication

Finland alcohol PSA
Finnish public service announcement in support of a ban on lifestyle alcohol marketing

Finland recently amended its law to prohibit alcohol-branded media communications starting in 2015.


Federal, State Calls to Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls for Ban on Palcohol
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) calls for an FDA ban on dangerous alcohol products.

The U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) caused alarm in April when it mistakenly approved the label for Palcohol, a powdered alcohol product with potential for misuse and significant health risks.


WHO Releases 2014 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health

WHO Report Cover

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its 2014 global alcohol status and health report on May 12, detailing alarming new statistics on alcohol-related harm as well as member state policy responses.


In the Doghouse

DISCUS Spring Break Road Trip for Journalists

Shots of Wild Turkey
Journalists received unlimited booze during a 5-day tour of American whiskey facilities, courtesy of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

In an effort to promote American distilled spirits such as Tennessee whiskey under the guise of news, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) treated dozens of journalists last month to a 5-day liquor-sodden Spring Break lobby tour.


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