Tagged: Alcohol Industry Lobbyism

REPORT: Big Alcohol Lobbying Against Marketing Regulations Analyzed

In this study the researchers used thematic analysis to examine submissions from the Australian alcohol industry, based on a system previously developed in relation to tobacco industry corporate political activity.
The results show that submissions were a direct lobbying tactic, making claims to government that were contrary to the evidence-base…

NEWS: Massachusetts: Loosened Alcohol Regulations Looming

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg is paving the way for the most extensive rethinking of how the state regulates alcohol. A new task force has been set up to explore a more cohesive set of rules for alcohol regulation.
However, so far the only discussions have been about loosening of alcohol regulations, while public health and safety consideration have largely been ignored…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Profiting From Alcohol Harm

Big Alcohol: Profiting alcohol harm – shows new international research
New research from the International Alcohol Control study, coordinated by Massey University in New Zealand, demonstrates the extent to which the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol to drive its profits…

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?