“Alcohol advertising is not a harmless brand-promoting activity,” write the University of Cape Town's Leslie London and colleagues who researched the issue in an urban and rural area of South Africa. Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol ads take a heavy toll on…

The verdict is in: the only no-risk level of alcohol consumption is… zero, according to researchers behind the latest Global Burden of Diseases study.

Vietnam is believed to be “the next key battleground for brewers” amid a sharp rise in the beer-drinking culture, says a recent Euromonitor International report.

A Lancet Public Health editorial suggests that French President Emmanuel Macron’s nomination of Agnès Buzyn—a hematologist who led the French Cancer Institute (INCa)—as Minister of Health presents a new opportunity for the country to advance public health.   Citing a May…

State laws requiring drunk driving offenders to use ignition interlocks, an alcohol-sensing device that stalls a vehicle if the driver is too intoxicated, do save lives, according to a first-of-its kind study. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public…

A US Surgeon General’s report released today aims to call attention to the magnitude of the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction in America, where more than 20 million people are addicted yet only 1 in 10 receives treatment.   “Facing Addiction,” gathers the latest…

Drinking alcohol in college may well go back centuries, but a very 21st century approach to raising kids—helicopter parenting—might be opening the door to binge drinking that makes the partying of yesteryear appear quaint. Caitlan Flanagan’s essay in The Atlantic explores…

Drinking alcohol used to be taboo in Tamil Nadu, India. Then Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), a government organization that holds a statewide monopoly on alcohol sales, came into the picture. Alcohol now provides ¼ of the state’s income. But rates of…

Is the alcohol industry really doing all it can to avoid advertising to youth audiences? There’s room for improvement, write alcohol policy expert David Jernigan and colleagues in a recent study. They recommend alcohol makers figure out which of their television ad…

Rental car companies could pave the way for alcohol ignition interlocks becoming a new safety standard in all vehicles sold on the US market, asserts Mahendra Naidoo, a fellow at the National Cancer Institute. By adopting the technology in particular fleets of cars,…