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Painting doomsday scenarios won’t help reduce alcohol misuse

20/02/2012

Responding to the latest claims on alcohol related deaths, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, responsibility body for the UK drinks producers said: Read more

Portman Group welcomes Prime Minister´s focus on reckless minority

15/02/2012

Commenting on David Cameron’s forthcoming speech on binge drinking, Henry Ashworth said: Read more

Healey’s texan-style hard cyder breaches responsibility code for making alcoholic strength the dominant theme

07/02/2012

An alcohol product called Healey’s Texan-style Hard Cyder has breached alcohol responsibility rules for making alcoholic strength the dominant theme. Read more

Magnum tonic wine breaches responsibility code for suggesting an association with sexual success and enhancement of physical capabilities

07/02/2012

An alcohol product called Magnum Tonic Wine has breached alcohol responsibility rules for suggesting an association with sexual success and enhancement of physical capabilities Read more

Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, 2010

26/01/2012

Responding to latest ONS statistics on alcohol-related deaths, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, responsibility body for the UK drinks producers said: Read more

Final call for alcohol consultation response - one week to go

24/01/2012

With its consultation deadline closing on 31 January 2012, the Portman Group is calling for people to submit their final responses about changes to the Code of Practice for responsible alcoh... Read more

Crunk juce breaches responsibility code for encouraging excessive consumption

19/01/2012

An alcohol product called Crunk Juce has breached alcohol responsibility rules for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and failing to make the alcoholic nature of the product clear on ... Read more

Suck & blow in breach for encouraging rapid drinking and link to sexual success

19/01/2012

Suck & Blow alcoholic jelly tubes have breached three alcohol responsibility rules for promoting rapid drinking, appealing to children and suggesting sexual success. Read more

Portman group welcomes committee focus on alcohol education

09/01/2012

Responding to the Science and Technology Committee Report from the Inquiry into Sensible Drinking Guidelines, Henry Ashworth Chief Executive, Portman Group said: Read more

New Members Sought for Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel

05/10/2011

The Portman Group is advertising for two members to join the Independent Complaints Panel, an independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Cod... Read more

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