Media Monitor

SHAAP's weekly media monitor brings you a summary of the latest news relating to alcohol (including policy and research). Subscribe now

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24th Jun 2021

Media Monitor 24 June 2021 New!

Media Monitor 24 June 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 24 June 2021. The news this week includes research on the burden alcohol and drinking puts on Scotland's ambulance service; a Public Health Scotland commissioned study on the impact of minimum unit pricing (MUP) on dependent drinkers who are accessing treatment; and much more alcohol news from around the world.

17th Jun 2021

Media Monitor 17 June 2021 New!

Media Monitor 17 June 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 17 June 2021. The news this week includes the latest MESAS report with information on alcohol consumption, price and harms in Scotland, which finds that Scottish alcohol sales dropped to the lowest level in 26 years in 2020; media coverage of last week's Ask the Family! SFAD report which finds that families harmed by alcohol and drugs are waiting eight years for support in Scotland; and much more alcohol news from around the world.

10th Jun 2021

Media Monitor 10 June 2021

Media Monitor 10 June 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 10 June 2021. The news this week includes research that found that the UK was the only place in a study of 21 countries in Europe where drinking went up in lockdown; a new SFAD report (with a related 'virtual exhibition') finds that families harmed by alcohol and drugs are waiting eight years for support in Scotland; Public Health Scotland publish a new report on the impact of minimum unit price (MUP) on the price distribution of alcohol products sold in the Scottish off-trade; and much more alcohol news from around the world.

3rd Jun 2021

Media Monitor 3 June 2021

Media Monitor 3 June 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 3 June 2021. The main story this week is a new study exploring the impact of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland two years on, and the early impact of MUP in Wales. Alcohol purchases in Scotland fell by 7.7% when compared with the north east of England during the first half of 2020; in Wales there was an 8.6% decrease when compared with the west of England. In both countries, reductions in overall purchases of alcohol were largely restricted to households that bought the most alcohol. Includes much more alcohol news from around the world.

27th May 2021

Media Monitor 27 May 2021

Media Monitor 27 May 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 27 May 2021. The news this week covers alcohol and cancer (this week is the annual European Week Against Cancer), with a new WHO/Europe and IARC factsheet launched and awareness-raising about bowel cancer and alcohol in Scotland; lots on the impact of lockdown and the pandemic on drinking; and much more alcohol news from around the world.

20th May 2021

Media Monitor 20 May 2021

Media Monitor 20 May 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 20 May 2021. The news this week covers research yet to be reviewed suggesting that any amount of alcohol consumption is harmful to the brain, the OECD reveal that life expectancy is to drop by almost a year due to alcohol consumption across the world’s higher income countries over the next three decades and yet evidence-based alcohol policies can prevent deaths and bring large returns on investment (16:1), and much more alcohol news from around the world.

13th May 2021

Media Monitor 13 May 2021

Media Monitor 13 May 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 13 May 2021. The news this week covers alcohol-specific deaths reaching a 20-year high in England & Wales as coronavirus took hold last year, public support and wide calls for improved alcohol labelling, evidence that alcohol reduces physical distance between strangers, and much more alcohol news from around the world.

6th May 2021

Media Monitor 6 May 2021

Media Monitor 6 May 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 6 May 2021. The news this week covers calls for a 65p minimum unit price (MUP) in Scotland, MUP to be introduced in Ireland from January 2022, and much more alcohol news from around the world.

29th Apr 2021

Media Monitor 29 April 2021

Media Monitor 29 April 2021

Read SHAAP's new-look media monitor for 29 April 2021. The news this week covers research from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) on alcohol adverts and young people, hospitality reopening in Scotland, and much more alcohol news from around the world.

22nd Apr 2021

Media Monitor 22 April 2021

Media Monitor 22 April 2021

Read SHAAP's new-look media monitor for 22 April 2021. The news this week covers problem drinking in Scotland, hospitality reopening, a new SAFER report by WHO/Europe, and other alcohol news from around the world.

15th Apr 2021

Media Monitor 15 April 2021

Media Monitor 15 April 2021

Read SHAAP's new-look media monitor for 15 April 2021. The news this week covers outdoor hospitality reopening in England, a 12-week consultation on carlorie alcohol labelling, teen drinking in Ireland, and other alcohol news from around the world.

8th Apr 2021

Media Monitor 8 April 2021

Media Monitor 8 April 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 8 April 2021. The news this week covers Scotland's liver cancer surge, 'mummy marketing', a banned whisky ad, on-trade backlash to the proposed Covid passport scheme, and other alcohol news from around the world.

1st Apr 2021

Media Monitor 1 April 2021

Media Monitor 1 April 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 1 April 2021. The news this week covers SHAAP's (repeated) call for an end to alcohol sponsorship in sport, sobriety tagging rolled out in England, cuts to youth addiction services in England, alcohol misuse in the workplace, and other alcohol news from around the world.

25th Mar 2021

Media Monitor 25 March 2021

Media Monitor 25 March 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 25 March 2021. The news this week covers vaccine passports being considered for pubs, a new report from the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) on use of 'alcolocks', UK developments in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and other alcohol news from around the world.

18th Mar 2021

Media Monitor 18 March 2021

Media Monitor 18 March 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 18 March 2021. The news this week covers Public Health Scotland's updated analysis on the impact of MUP on off-trade alcohol sales, unhealthy promotions for online shoppers, a new Review from the Lancet Commission into liver disease in the UK, and other alcohol news from around the world.

11th Mar 2021

Media Monitor 11 March 2021

Media Monitor 11 March 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 11 March 2021. The news this week covers research into the impact of pricing policies (including MUP) on men and women, alcohol's impact on the environment, Test and Trace issues in the on trade, and other alcohol news from around the world.

4th Mar 2021

Media Monitor 4 March 2021

Media Monitor 4 March 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 4 March 2021. The news this week covers the frozen duty on alcohol, minimum unit pricing delays, binge drinking during lockdown, and other alcohol news from around the world.

25th Feb 2021

Media Monitor 25 February 2021

Media Monitor 25 February 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 25 February 2021. The news this week covers the Scottish Government accepting recommendations for residential rehab, a call for 'pub relief' in duty, and other alcohol news from around the world.

18th Feb 2021

Media Monitor 18 February 2021

Media Monitor 18 February 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 18 February 2021. The news this week covers new Public Health Scotland studies on alcohol sales and consumption in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study on COVID-19 risks in pubs, COA Week 2021, and other alcohol news from around the world.

11th Feb 2021

Media Monitor 11 February 2021

Media Monitor 11 February 2021

Read SHAAP's media monitor for 11 February 2021. The news this week covers questions over pub reopening, minimum pricing success in Australia's Northern Territory, Heineken's job cuts, and other alcohol news from around the world.