Large majority of Dutch adults in favour of alcohol advertising ban (16 November 2022)
65% of adults in the Netherlands are in favour of a ban on alcohol advertising. This is apparent from a survey by the Trimbos Institute among 5,901 people 18+ into the support for alcohol policy measures. More >>
NGOs concerned about ‘buy now, pay later’ apps for online alcohol purchases (5 November 2022)
More and more online liquor stores in the Netherlands use 'buy now, pay later' apps, such as Klarna or Riverty. 'Buy now, pay later' apps allow people to buy items and pay for them within 30 to 60 days. More >>
Dutch State Secretary stops Alcohol Table (12 October 2022)
Today, Dutch State Secretary for Health Maarten van Ooijen sent a letter to Parliament informing the MPs that the Alcohol Table of the National Prevention Agreement will be discontinued. At the Alcohol Table, all stakeholders in the Netherlands (alcohol industry, retailers, catering, students, local governments, health organizations et cetera) discussed the future of alcohol policy and the necessary measures to achieve the targets set in the National Prevention Agreement. More >>
Alcohol in almost one-fifths of videos that teen sees on TikTok (31 August 2022)
Almost 1 in 5 videos that a fictional 13-year-old sees on TikTok is drinking, toasting or showing alcohol in one way or another, Pointer TV reports based on its own research. State Secretary for Health Maarten van Ooijen is shocked: "This is dramatic." More >>
Online stores breaking ban on high discounts (3 August 2022)
Online stores that sell alcohol are regularly breaking the new Alcohol Act that took effect last year, according to Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. The law prohibits shops to offer alcoholic drinks more than 25% off the price they normally charges, but online stores find many ways around this, NOS reports. More >>
Dutch Advertising Code Committee: Heineken promotes excessive alcohol consumption (12 July 2022)
Alcohol producer Heineken has violated the rules of the Dutch Advertising Code for Alcoholic Beverages according to the Advertising Code Committee. The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP, raised the complaint after an oversized beer glass was presented to the winner of the Amstel Gold cycle race on the podium last spring. More >>

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