Tagged: DISCUS

NEWS: Study: Big Alcohol Distorts Caner Risk

The alcohol industry is accused of misleading the public over alcohol’s cancer risk

The alcohol industry (AI) is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. The study’s findings are important partly because the alcohol industry and their front groups are often involved in spreading health information to people around the world…

REPORT: How Big Alcohol Misleads Public About Alcohol And Cancer

The alcohol industry appears to be engaged in the extensive misrepresentation of evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer. These activities have parallels with those of the tobacco industry. This finding is important because the industry is involved in developing alcohol policy in many countries, and in disseminating health information to the public, including schoolchildren. Policymakers, academics, public health and other practitioners should reconsider the appropriateness of their relationships to these alcohol industry bodies…

BLOG: DISCUS Embarrasses Itself In Attack On IOGT

This petty attack on IOGT International in an attempt to “rally the troops internally” is really embarrassing for DISCUS and Mr Naasz. DISCUS was only accurate with the fact that IOGT International is an organization for people who choose to..

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Out Of Touch With Reality

One fact is that the alcohol industry is out of touch with reality. It’s words, talking points and PR messages are grotesquely different from its actions and impact on the world.

BLOG: The Curious Case Of All The New Guidelines

A curious case has emerged as both in the United States and United Kingdom new guidelines on “healthy behaviour” were issued recently. The curious case of all the new guidelines. One opinion piece this week ran with the headline: “We need the truth about alcohol…” That is spot on. But what has unfolded in public debate concerning the new guidelines is often far from the truth…

NEWS: Minors Get Alcohol Ads To Smartphones

The alcohol industry targets children and youth with their aggressive alcohol marketing. Minors get alcohol ads directly to smartphones. Children and youth may be inundated with alcohol advertising on a daily basis, in a conscious move by the alcohol industry using social media. While Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study…

BLOG: Higher Alcohol Taxes Create More Jobs

The new research gives advocates for evidence-based alcohol policy measures another strong argument to counter Big Alcohol myths about the negative impact of alcohol regulations on the economy…

With the evidence that is now piling up, I think that advocates for public health, societal development and economic sustainability can feel confident in including alcohol policy measures, such as taxation, into the mix of measures that yield benefit across different sectors. This is what we in IOGT International are convinced about: evidence-based alcohol policy measures are useful (and too often still under-used) tools for making the world a better place…