Podcast #1 in a new series: Alcohol marketing and young people, with world expert David Jernigan

GrogWatch is excited to share the first in a new series of podcasts produced by Victoria’s Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC).

The first podcast in the series discusses alcohol marketing and young people in an interview with David Jernigan, PhD, the Director of The Centre on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It’s now available for you to listen to.

As an expert and pioneer in his field, David Jernigan provides his insights into a number of topics, including the independent monitoring of marketing practices of the US alcohol industry; the link between alcohol marketing and youth drinking; how US states have responded to alcohol advertising; and the role of public health advocates.

In 2014 the APC commenced work on an alcohol policy roadmap project, examining the current state of alcohol law and policy in Victoria, and looking at areas for law reform and policy development, with the overall goal of reducing alcohol related harm in the state.

In the first phase of this project, the APC are examining:

  • state powers to limit children and young people’s exposure to alcohol advertising;
  • the impact of planning laws on alcohol policy including the ways in which planning laws can be better utilised to reduce alcohol related harm; and
  • national model laws on secondary supply.

As part of this project, the APC have produced a series of podcasts on the three current focus areas.

The second podcast in the series will examine the use of planning laws to reduce alcohol related harm.  Keep an eye out for the release of next week’s podcast with urban planner Bonnie Rosen.

The third podcast features Geoff Munro from the Australian Drug Foundation discussing the effectiveness of teen drinking laws.

We invite you to listen and share your thoughts or reactions to the discussion using twitter (@Alcohol_Policy) or by sending your comments to info@alcoholpolicycoalition.org.au. You can also comment below.

This project is an APC project, with support from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). The Australian Drug Foundation is a founding member of the APC.