Tagged: Alcohol Industry Lobbyism

EVENT: 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and Eurocare (The European Alcohol Policy Alliance) are the organisers of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC), which will be hosted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018…

EVENT: WHO SEARO RCM71

The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia is the Organization’s governing body in the South-East Asian Region.
In 2018 the WHO SEARO RCM71 meets in New Delhi, India from September 3 to 7, 2018…

EVENT: WHO AFRO RCM68

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization’s governing body in the African Region.

In 2018 the WHO AFRO RCM68 meets in Dakar, Senegal from August 27 to 31, 2018.

There are currently 47 Member States in the region. It is the annual flagship meeting of ministers of health from the Region during which they discuss a range of strategies and actions to tackle public health challenges in the Region. As the highest decision-making body on health, its decisions have over the years contributed immensely towards improving the health and well-being of people in the Region…

NEWS: NYT: Disturbing Details About ‘Cheers’ Study

A new National Institute of Health (NIH) report reveals disturbing details about coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s alcohol consumption habits.
The New York Times writes: “It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of [Alcohol Consumption]. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’…

NEWS: NIH Shuts Down Controversial Alcohol Study

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has terminated a controversial study examining whether consuming small amounts of alcohol every day could improve health. An investigation at the NIH concluded that the $100 million trial had been tainted by funding appeals to the alcohol industry, and its credibility compromised by frequent and early interactions between alcohol industry executives, scientists and government officials…

REPORT: Sugar, Tobacco, And Alcohol Taxes To Achieve The SDGs

More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices substantially through taxation is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Similarly, alcohol taxation is a cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption and harm.
STAX not only contribute to improving health and saving lives,but they can also raise resources…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Upended Scientific Study

Canada: Big Alcohol Lobbied To Upend Cancer Warning Study
The alcohol industry lobbied to upend a scientific study into the effects of cancer warning labels attached to alcohol products on people’s attitudes and behaviours in Yukon, Canada…

EVENT: WHO EB 143rd Session

The Executive Board is composed of 34 members technically qualified in the field of health. Members are elected for three-year terms. The main functions of the Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work…