Topic: Tobacco Industry

BLOG: The Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda – 2nd Part

The dominating infantilist ethos and hyper-consumption are making people and planet sick, as we struggle to find meaning, live sustainably and experience happiness in and through ourselves.
The second part of Viktor’s block buster blog post about the corporate consumption complex and the need for a new public health agenda is exploring how corporate myths fueling hyper-consumption and people’s alienation from themselves and their communities can be busted and counter-acted. And Viktor looks at how more happiness, sustainability and meaning can be restored in our lives, communities and societies…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Heavy Tobacco Burden as Big Tobacco Profits Rise

Even though cigarette sale in Sri Lanka has been reducing, the profit of Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has been increasing disproportionately over the years. As ADIC – Sri Lanka reports in a recent press release the reason for disproportionate profit increases of CTC when cigarette use is decreasing is due to irrational  tobacco taxation. Therefore, when the government taxes tobacco, the tobacco industry earns an unusually high profit…

NEWS: New Resource: World Map of Big Alcohol Interference

IOGT International has released a brand new resource to map the global alcohol industry, to reveal Big Alcohol’s lobbying front group and to illustrate concrete case stories of alcohol industry interference from around the world.
The compelling new material is entitled: ALCOHOL INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE WORLDWIDE – Big Alcohol Exposed…

NEWS: UK: New Prevention Research Initiative

SPECTRUM, a new consortium for prevention research has been awarded £5.9 million funding from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP). SPECTRUM research will focus on commercial determinants of health and health inequalities, considering alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food. Commercial determinants are strategies and approaches used by commercial companies to promote products and choices that are detrimental to health…

NEWS: AB InBev: New Chairman Hails From Big Tobacco

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev elects former CEO of Altria as its new chairman.Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch InBev elected the former top executive at tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. as its new board chairman. Martin J. Barrington was appointed by the annual meeting of the world’s biggest beer producer.
This selection is a clear message: AB InBev’s urgent need to unleash growth and create value for shareholders now combine more than ever both personally and institutionally with Big Tobacco’s playbook to systematically undermine, obstruct and oppose public health policy making and cast doubt about the scientific evidence concerning health harmful products and business practices…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Exploring Global Industry Pressures on Health

At a recent event entitled ‘Global Health Outlook: Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’ hosted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) the speakers in attendance explored the linkages between health and global politics.In the discussion the extent to which addressing the health issues plaguing Sri Lanka requires diplomacy and international cooperation to deal with forces that extend beyond the confines of national borders was highlighted…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Call for Monitoring Digital Alcohol Marketing

A new report by the WHO Europe calls for increased monitoring of digital marketing of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food products, targeting children and adolescents. Through the report, WHO has introduced the 5-step CLICK tool to monitor real digital marketing exposure of children to unhealthy products…

REPORT: The Corporate Permeation Index – Studying Determinants of NCDs

The CPI appears to be a robust measure of corporate permeation at the national level, suggesting tremendous variability in permeation worldwide. In the future, the CPI may be used to explain variations in alcohol consumption and provide alternative explanations to the arguments that differences in alcohol consumption across countries are attributable to culture…

REPORT: The Strategies of Big Alcohol: Downplaying the Risk of Cancer

SAPROs provide inaccurate information, or accurate information with many confounders and misleading language to undermine cancer risk. The analysis of cancer information disseminated by alcohol industry SAPROs, and the analysis of its accuracy and framing, is not only a professional necessity for public health experts, but is also essential, given the potential impact of such information on the public…