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Alcohol Issues Insights

As INSIGHTS went to press, 2005 data from the an-nual Monitoring the Future surveys was released. Following a slight increase in teen drinking rates in 2004, the percentage of high school seniors who said they

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 12
The provocative issue of the industry

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 11
In language even stronger than a California judge used in throwing out a class action suit vs AB and Miller earlier this year, a District Court judge in Colorado decimated similar charges filed against a handful of other suppliers.

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 10
There was one big surprise in this September’s round of media coverage of campus and under-age drinking issues as another school season opened. In addition to the usual hand-wringing about binge drinking on campus, a new book titled “Binge: What Your College Student Won’t Tell You,” and its author, ex-Time editor Barrett Seaman, got some attention with a contrary view. The magazine ran an essay by Seaman that ad-vanced a theme sounded occasionally by college ad-ministrators. “Tighter enforcement of the minimum drinking age of 21 is not the solution,” Seaman be-lieves. Rather, “it’s part of the problem.” Seaman’s research on a dozen campuses in the US and Canada showed that in the 1990s campus drinking shifted “from beer to hard liquor, consumed not in large so-cial settings, since that is now illegal, but furtively and dangerously in students’ residences.” Seaman points out that none of the college presidents he spoke to believed “that the 21-year age minimum helps their efforts to curb the abuse of alcohol.” Instead, the law impedes those efforts because it “takes away the abil-ity to monitor and supervise drinking activity.” Compared to the widespread “pre-gaming” style of consumption he found on American campuses (that’s heavy consumption…

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 9
Beer Institute (BI) Chairman Norman Adami set an August 31 deadline for BI to adopt a system of 3d-party review of brewers

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 8
Despite the absence of research linking ads to underage or abusive consumption, alcohol beverage advertising remains a remarkably contentious and consuming topic for alcohol beverage executives and regulators alike.

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  • Year 2005
  • Volume 22
  • Issue # 7